Cannes: Weinsteins Wade Back In

You just knew it couldn’t last.

While details on their departure from Disney and Miramax were being hammered out, we heard little on the Asian acquisition front from Bob and Harvey Weinstein. No more.

In news that is sure to unnerve Asian film fans, ScreenDaily reports that the US rights for NEW POLICE STORY have been sold “to a combination of Miramax, The Weinstein Company and Lions Gate for an undisclosed sum.”

To further the discomfort, The Hollywood Reporter reports: “The Weinstein Company and IDG New Media Fund have acquired North American, English, Australia and South African rights to Chen Kaige’s period adventure THE PROMISE.”

Let the wailing and gnashing of teeth begin.

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