It seems that the good news is going to keep coming for Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, his upcoming WW2 drama/thriller. First it was announced that the Australian government was going to pump some budgetary steroids into the project. Now more traction comes for the movie in Asia.
Variety reports that YooZoo Pictures will handle distribution in China (a place where Gibson’s popularity is growing – he is involved with another WW2 movie there next year).
The deal marks the first high-profile acquisition for YooZoo, which will also have a presentation credit in international territories. YooZoo Pictures is part of online and mobile entertainment company Youzu Interactive under chairman and CEO Lin Qi.
Hacksaw Ridge also stars Sam Worthington and Vince Vaughn. The movie is based on the life of Desmond T. Doss, a medic and the first conscientious objector — someone who claims the right to refuse military service — to win the Congressional Medal of Honor after saving dozens of soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa.