New China Media Releases Blitz

New China Media Releases Blitz

NCMI’s cinema release of BLITZ, an action film from Lionsgate has reached box office of 30MRMB. It became one of the highest box office during the March showing. NCMI has another major film with Lionsgate that is scheduled to release in Nov. 2012.

Blitz is a 2011 crime film directed by Elliott Lester and starring Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, Aidan Gillen and David Morrissey. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ken Bruen, which features his recurring characters Detective Sergeant Tom Brant and Chief Inspector James Roberts.

The film was shot in London, England, in August 2009 and will be the first film produced by Lionsgate UK.

Chairman of NCMI, Dennis Pelino said, “we’re excited about the new slate of films we are bringing to the China market. NCMI continues to successfully bring box office blockbusters to the Chinese audiences.”

“NCMI and our partners skillfully manage the complex regulatory environment enabling us release such sought after films for the China market,” said Vice Chairman, Fredy Bush.