Fox to release Butcher in Hong Kong
By Patrick Frater
Thu, 17 February 2011, 20:21 PM (HKT)
Twentieth Century Fox (HK) Inc is to release The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman 刀見笑 (2010) in Hong Kong on 7 April.
The Fox studio has been heavily involved in the film. The period action comedy was partly financed by Fox International Productions (Greater China) 二十世紀福斯國際製作公司 and it attached Bourne Identity director Doug LIMAN as presenter.
Hong Kong is the first territory where the studio will handle the release, through its usual local sub-distributor Kentac Investments Ltd.
The film is currently scheduled to open 17 March in China through Dadi Century Film Distribution (Beijing) Co Ltd 大地時代電影發行（北京）有限公司 and one day later in North America through China Lion Film Distribution Inc in an almost day-and-date release.
Directed by Mongolian film-maker Wuershan 烏爾善, the fast-moving film tells the intertwined stories of three men trapped by lust, vengeance and greed in ancient China after they come into the possession of a magical — and possibly cursed — weapon.
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