Well Go USA and Variance Films Pick Up Johnnie To’s ‘Drug War’

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Well Go USA Entertainment and Variance films have teamed up to acquire the North American rights to Johnnie To‘s latest actioner Drug War.

Most recently screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the film received rave reviews from the festival circuit as well as when it was released in Hong Kong.  To is something of a Hong Kong action powerhouse, consistently putting out great films like PTU, Breaking News, and Running on Karma, however my personal favorite of his remains Fulltime Killer.

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Drug War is set to premiere at the IFC center on July 26th, with a select city rollout August 2nd.  Here’s the synopsis:

Manufacturing just fifty grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence. Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has manufactured tons, and after a violent lab accident, he’s in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei).  Now, he has only one chance to avoid execution: turn informant and help Zhang’s undercover team take down the powerful cartel he’s been cooking for.  But as the uneasy allies are forced to compress months of police work into just 72 sleepless hours, the increasingly desperate police are quickly stretched past their limits.  As things spin wildly out of control, the line between duty and recklessness is blurred, and it becomes unclear whether Zhang or Choi actually has the upper hand.