An Australian based sales agent has acquired the international rights to a big budget, Chinese creature feature.
Odin’s Eye Entertainment has acquired the rights from Beijing’s Geliang Media’s Million Dollar Crocodile.
The film, about a crocodile running rampant in Beijing, is produced by Li Rui and directed by Li Sheng Lin and is currently in post-production.
Odin’s Eye Entertainment will represent the film at Cannes Marche du Film next week.
Michael Favelle, OEE’s founder said: “We are thrilled to add this landmark Chinese feature film to our slate just in time for Cannes. Chinese cinema is expanding and changing so fast and we are privileged to be a part of it.”
OEE has previously signed Chinese features One Mile Above, Inseparable starring Kevin Spacey and Looking For Jackie Chan.
OEE last week signed a deal with Warner Bros Digital distribution for North American distribution of its films via cable and satellite TV, and broadband platforms.
The company expects approximately 20 films per year into the North American market through the deal beginning in June.
Favelle said: “This deal is the centrepiece of our US strategy, and a huge coup for both OEE and our producers. Warner Bros. Digital Distribution is amongst the best in the game and with their complete digital footprint our films will be in safe and experienced hands. While many films we represent will follow the traditional sales model, this deal gives us increased flexibility to secure the best financial return for our producing partners.”