Beijing-based Tiger Pictures Entertainment has acquired the worldwide distribution rights outside of mainland China for the hit sci-fi comedy film Moon Man.
The film, which has grossed around US$430 million at the Chinese box office to date, tells the story of the “last man in the universe” when an astronaut is stranded on the moon after an asteroid wipes out life on Earth. Directed by Zhang Chiyu, who previously directed the 2017 sports comedy Never Say Die. It was produced by Mahua FunAge, a consistently successful comedy production company.
FunAge’s “Goodbye Mr. Loser” and “Never Say Die” starred Shen Teng and Ma Li, and “Moon Man” reunites the comedy duo.
Tiger Pictures Entertainment was previously responsible for the global release of another hit comedy film, Hi Mom, in all major markets with a prominent Chinese diaspora, including North America, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia, as well as Hong Kong and Macau SAR. It will distribute Moon Man in those markets, with a release in the UK and Russia to follow.
Producer Zhang Li of FunAge said, “We are delighted that Moon Man is being mentored by Tiger Pictures Entertainment, which is becoming one of the experts in international sales and distribution of major Chinese cinema titles. The film is now in good hands and we look forward to it reaching millions of viewers worldwide through the releases of Tiger Pictures Entertainment.”
Owen Yang, Managing Director of Tiger Pictures Entertainment added, “We are very excited to be working with FunAge on this film and hope this Chinese film will bring joy and hope to world audiences in the time of the pandemic. Director Zhang Chiyu has made a great film that will resonate with audiences everywhere, and we hope everyone will enjoy this film.”
Other titles previously overseen by Tiger Pictures Entertainment include Be Somebody, the hit animated film I Am What I Am, the hit film Nice View acquired by Netflix, and the recent sci-fi family blockbuster Mozart From Space” directed by Chen Sicheng (“Detective Chinatown”).
https://variety.com/2022/film/asia/moon-man-tiger-pictures-entertainment-distribution-1235370652/ Tiger Pictures Entertainment Lands Distribution Rights to Moon Man