Director Wei-Te Sheng Sells 'Seediq Bale' to French Buyers
HONG KONG – Fortissimo Films has sold Wei Te-Sheng’s Warriors Of The Rainbow: Seediq Bale to ARP for rights for France.
The U.K. rights of the film have been sold to Optimum.
The $25 million follow-up to the 2008 Taiwan mega-hit Cape No. 7 from director Wei, and producers John Woo, Terence Chang and Jimmy Huang will debut at Venice International Film Festival at the end of the month, and screen at Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Special Presentation.
Produced by Taiwan’s ARS Film Production and the Central Motion Picture Corporation, Seediq Bale features a cast of 15,000 and a production crew of 400 from Taiwan, Japan and Korea. Ten years in the making, the epic film is based on the true story of Taiwan’s aboriginal Seediq tribe and their rebellion against Japanese occupiers in the 1930s. It will be released in September in Taiwan on the widest release for a homegrown production, opening on the same amount of screens as Transformers 3.