Well Go USA has acquired all North American rights to Japanese director Kensuke Sonomura’s heavy-hitting crime thriller Bad City. 

A follow-up to the genre director’s assassin thriller Hydra from last year, Bad City will screen at Austin’s Fantastic Fest on Friday, followed by an in-competition slot at Sitges in October. 

Well Go will first release the film over its martial arts specialty streamer Hi-YAH! as a Hi-YAH! Original, followed by a theatrical outing and broader VOD release sometime later this year.  

Related Stories

The film is set in Kaiko City, a place torn apart by rampant corruption and violence amongst a private conglomerate, the yakuza and even the authorities. But after a mafia-connected businessman runs for mayor and begins systematically eliminating his opponents, a former police captain imprisoned for murder is released in a desperate, last-ditch effort to take the corrupt tycoon down. 

Bad City stars Hitoshi Ozawa (Gozu; Dead or Alive; Shoot, My Darlin’), Hideto Katsuya (Kamen Rider W, Kamen Rider Zero-One), Masanori Mimoto (Hydra, Baby Assassins, Enter the Fat Dragon), Akane Sakanoue (Ultraman X, Your Eyes Tell), Masaya Kato (Godzilla, Brother, Fighter 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 release of edgy action titles from across Asia, with semi-recent titles including  Korean zombie sequel Peninsula, Hong Kong’s Better Days or Japan’s First Love from Takashi Miike. 

Read More: World News | Entertainment News | Celeb News
Hollywood

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

California-Nevada Theater Owners Announce Grant Recipients

The National Association of Theatre Owners California-Nevada is awarding $427,500 in 2022…

Kevin Costner’s Two-Part ‘Horizon: An American Saga’ Sets Summer 2024 Dates

Kevin Costner‘s next western epic is carving out real estate for next…

‘Megalopolis’ First Reactions: “Fevered Thoughts of a Precocious Child”

It’s finally here. After many reports about production issues, screenings and 40…

Kenneth Branagh to Miss Oscar Wilde Awards Due to COVID (Exclusive)

Kenneth Branagh, the Belfast writer, director and producer, will not attend the…