China Lion To Release 'Running Man' and 'Somewhere Only We Know' in North America, Australasia

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Movies will open day-and-date with mainland China later this month.

China Lion has bought the rights Running Man from mainland China's Wanda Media Group and Somewhere Only We Know from Hong Kong's Distribution Workship for Australia, New Zealand and North America.

Running Man will open on Jan. 29 in Australia and New Zealand and Jan. 30 in the United States and Canada, the group said in a statement while Somewhere Only We Know will open Feb. 12 in Australia and New Zealand and Feb. 13 in the United States and Canada.

Both will be day-and-date releases, allowing audiences in both parts of the world to experience the films in the same weekend as Mainland Chinese audiences.

Running Man is a feature spin-off from the popular reality TV show, based on a Korean format. It features Wang Baoqiang (Lost in Thailand), Li Chen (Aftershock), Zheng Kai (So Young), Angelababy (Love on the Cloud) and the Korean singer and TV personality Kim Jong-Kook.

Somewhere Only We Know is set to be China Lion Film’s biggest release ever, as it will cover both the Valentine’s Day Weekend and an early Chinese New Year.

Directed and co-written by the actress Xu Jinglei, the romantic drama takes place in Prague and stars Kris Wu, a former member of the popular Korean music group EXO, along with Claudia Wang and Gordon Alexander.

China Lion Film Distribution recently released the films Breakup Buddies, Back In Time and Love on the Cloud.