Well Go USA has acquired all North American rights to Japanese director Kensuke Sonomura’s blockbuster crime thriller Bad City.
Genre director’s assassin thrillerSequel to Hydra,Bad City will screen at Fantastic Fest in Austin on Friday, followed by a game at Sitges in October.
Well Go will be releasing the film first through their martial arts specialty streamer Hi-YAH! As a hi! The original, followed by a theatrical performance and a wider VOD release later this year.
The film is set in the city of Caico, a place torn apart by rampant corruption and violence between private conglomerates, gangs and even the authorities. But after a Mafia-linked businessman ran for mayor and began systematically eliminating his opponents, a former police captain imprisoned for murder has been released in a desperate last-ditch effort to bring down the corrupt Tycoon.
Bad City star Jin Ozawa (Gozu; Dead or Alive; Shooting, My Darling ), Hideto Katsuya ( Kamen Rider W, Kamen Rider Zero One ), Omoto Canon ( Hydra, Baby Assassin, Fat Dragon Appearance ), Sakagami Akane ( Ultraman X, your eyes tell ), Kato Masaya ( Godzilla, brother, warrior in the wind ), Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi (( Kamen Rider Kabuto, Bushido Man) and Lily Franky (Shoplifters, Yakuza Apocalypse).
Well Go is known for its regular North American releases of avant-garde action films from across Asia, including semi-recent titles like the Korean zombie sequel Peninsula, Good Times in Hong Kong or Takashi Miike’s First Love in Japan.