By Brian Brooks | Indiewire September 24, 2010 at 4:39AM
All North American rights to filmmaker and martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo Ping's "True Legend" starring Vincent Zhao ("Dragon Gets Angry"), Zhou Xun ("Painted Skin") with Michelle Yeoh ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") and the late David Carradine ("Kill Bill") have been picked up by Indomina Releasing, a fairly new player in the distribution of features.
"True Legend" will have its North American Premiere at the 6th Annual Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX, where Yuen Woo Ping will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. The deal was announced today by Jasbinder Singh Mann, CEO of Indomina Group, overseeing global operations. Indomina's VP of Acquisitions, Rob Williams, negotiated the pact with Bill Kong of Edko Films LTD. on behalf of the filmmakers.
In the film, Yuen brings the epic tale of Su Can, "Master of the Drunken Fist." A well-respected martial arts teacher and family man, Su Can’s journey begins when his vengeful brother, Yuan, returns from war. Seeking revenge from a dark family history, Yuan, armed with the "Five Venom Fist," destroys Su Can’s family and ultimately his dignity. Reduced to a beggar, Su Can finds apprenticeship from Lord Wushu and adapts to a new form of martial arts, the Drunken Fist. At peace with himself, he regains his strength to reclaim his life and returns home to claim retribution and his family honor.
“We are thrilled to work with such a legendary filmmaker, Mr. Yuen,” commented Singh Mann in a statement. “His creativity and precision elevated action and martial arts films to new heights. His work headlines the top fight sequences of all time in blockbusters such as 'The Matrix Trilogy,' 'Kill Bill' Vol. 1 & 2 and 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.' 'True Legend' is the kind of film of which the Indomina brand wants to be a part of.”
Launched in 2008 by artist/executive Jasbinder Singh Mann and Vicini (a veteran asset manager based in the Dominican Republic with investments in energy, finance, tourism and real estate within the Caribbean and Central American region), The Indomina Group is an integrated media company that aims to collaborate with content creators to bring entertainment properties to market. Indomina’s global operations include production and distribution of motion pictures, television, music, interactive games and ownership of studio facilities and production services. The Indomina Group is based in Los Angeles and the Dominican Republic.