AFM: Jackie Chan's 'Bleeding Steel' Gets Global Deal (Exclusive)

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Swen Group teams with WME-IMG China to acquire sci-fi thriller 'Bleeding Steel,' with plans to release in many territories — including the U.S. — on Dec. 22.

AFM regular Jackie Chan has found a world-spanning home for his latest thriller.

Swen Asia, a division of The Swen Group, and WME-IMG China, a subsidiary of Endeavor, have acquired worldwide rights (outside of China) to Bleeding Steel, with plans for a day-and-date release with China and the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and most Asian territories on Dec. 22. 

Chan appears in the sci-fi action thriller alongside Taiwanese star Show Lo and Australian actors Callan Mulvey (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant). Rounding up the cast is Nana Ouyang (To the Fore) and newcomer Erica Xia-Hou.

Bleeding Steel alternates between China and Sydney and sees Chan play a special forces agent who becomes embroiled in a major conspiracy while protecting a scientist. It is the biggest budget Chinese production to have ever been shot in Australia and the first feature to shoot scenes on top of the Sydney Opera House.

Written and directed by Lijia Zhang, Yunshan Ziahou and Siwei Cui, Bleeding Steel was produced by China's Heyi Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures Asia.

Swen Group president Murray Lipnik worked with Endeavor Content on behalf of WME-IMG China to secure the deal. Ellen Eliasoph represented the producers in the negotiations.

"We are thrilled to continue our worldwide expansion strategy with this important and exciting film," said Lipnik. "Jackie Chan remains a worldwide superstar, and our partnership with WME-IMG China on this project fits perfectly into our long-term plans."

AFM regular Jackie Chan has found a world-spanning home for his latest thriller.

Swen Asia, division of The Swen Group, and WME | IMG China, a subsidiary of Endeavor, have acquired worldwide rights (outside of China) to Bleeding Steel, with plans for a day and date release with China and the U.S., U.K., Austrailia, New Zealand, Latin America and most Asian territories on Dec. 22. 

 

Chan appears in the sci-fi action thriller alongside Taiwanese star Show Luo and Australian actors Callan Mulvey (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant). Rounding up the cast is Nana Ouyang (To the Fore) and newcomer Erica Xia-Hou.

Bleeding Steel alternates between China and Sydney, and sees Chan play a special forces agent who become embroiled in a major conspiracy while protecting a scientist. It is the biggest budget Chinese production to have ever been shot in Australia, and the first feature to shoot scenes on top of the Sydney Opera House.

Written and directed by Lijia Zhang, Yunshan Ziahou and Siwei Cui, Bleeding Steel was produced by China’s Heyi Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures Asia.

Swen Group president Murray Lipnik Endeavor Content on behalf of WME | IMG China to secure the deal. Ellen Eliasoph represented the producers in the negotiations.

“We are thrilled to continue our worldwide expansion strategy with this important and exciting film,” said Lipnik. "Jackie Chan remains a worldwide superstar and our partnership with WME | IMG China on this project fits perfectly into our long-term plans."

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