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iW NEWS | IFC Gets "Weird"

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire July 17, 2008 at 4:32AM

Kim Jee-Woon's Asian Western, "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" has been acquired by IFC Films, in a deal for North American rights. Inspired by Sergio Leone's "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," the film debuted this year in Cannes and is on tap as a Gala at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. It will hit IFC's day-and-date theatrical/VOD windows next year. "Kim Jee-Woon has taken the action-western to a new level," said Jonathan Sehring, IFC Entertainment president, in a statement "It is a film that both in size and scope looks and feels like Hollywood studio production; a tremendous achievement in filmmaking that solidifies Kim's status as a major international talent. "The Good, the Bad, the Weird will thrill American audiences and will become and instant classic." Arianna Bocco, IFC Films' VP of production and acquisitions and Jeff Deutchman, manager of production and acquisitionsnegotiated the deal with CJ Entertainment. [Eugene Hernandez]
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Kim Jee-Woon's Asian Western, "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" has been acquired by IFC Films, in a deal for North American rights. Inspired by Sergio Leone's "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," the film debuted this year in Cannes and is on tap as a Gala at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. It will hit IFC's day-and-date theatrical/VOD windows next year. "Kim Jee-Woon has taken the action-western to a new level," said Jonathan Sehring, IFC Entertainment president, in a statement "It is a film that both in size and scope looks and feels like Hollywood studio production; a tremendous achievement in filmmaking that solidifies Kim's status as a major international talent. "The Good, the Bad, the Weird will thrill American audiences and will become and instant classic." Arianna Bocco, IFC Films' VP of production and acquisitions and Jeff Deutchman, manager of production and acquisitionsnegotiated the deal with CJ Entertainment. [Eugene Hernandez]

This article is related to: World Cinema, Acquisitions