The Asian film blog at Variety just posted info on Johnny To (Throwdown, Election, Sparrow) and Ka-Fai Wai’s (An Intelligent Muscle Man, Fulltime Killer, Needing You) new Hong Kong actioner Mad Dectective. IFC Films is releasing the pic stateside, in theaters and on IFC On-Demand, on July 18, 2008.
This move follows Magnolia Pictures (The Architect) and other companies, that have experimented with day-and-date releases to multiple formats.
Mad Detective follows a rookie cop who teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer. The film stars Ching Wan Lau, Andy On, and Ka Tung Lam.
CLICK HERE to see the Hong Kong version of the trailer.
CLICK HERE for the U.S. trailer.
There’s also a screening of Mad Detective this Sunday, June 22, during the New York Asian Film Festival. CLICK HERE for more info and tickets to that screening.