The highly-anticipated film “Buy Bust” by critically-acclaimed director Erik Matti has been acquired by Well Go USA for North American Cinema release.
Well Go USA announced the acquisition of North American rights to BUYBUST, the latest from master Filipino filmmaker Erik Matti (On The Job, Honor Thy Father). Well Go USA will release the film to North American theaters later this year, followed by a digital and home video release.
In Buy Bust, an epic action thriller with a topical – and sure to be controversial – political component, megastar Anne Curtis stars as Nina Manigan, a rookie officer who has joined an elite anti-narcotics squad. Rushed into a poorly planned buy-bust mission, her squad (including Rico, played by MMA legend Brandon Vera) quickly find themselves trapped in the most dangerous slum in Manila. With their cover blown and no backup coming, they must shoot, stab, slash and fight their way out, hunted not only by criminals but also the local citizens fed up with being caught in the crossfire.
The film utilized 1, 278 extras, 309 stuntmen, 928 litres of blood, 15, 321 blacks, 23,057 explosives and over 500 pounds of gunpowder.
Well Go USA’s Dylan Marchetti said, “Erik Matti is always top of class when it comes to Filipino genre films, but with BUYBUST, he has truly outdone himself. If you lose your mind for an amazing action film, the last hour of BUYBUST is going to blow your head clean off… the action is best described as apocalyptic.”
In the Philippines, BUYBUST was initially slated for a February 28 release. But the production just announced that it will be moved to a later date.
BUYBUST is a Reality Entertainment and VIVA Films production directed by Erik Matti, writtern by Anton Santamaria from a story by Matti. The film was produced by Matti, Ronald “Dondon” Monteverde, and Vic del Rosario, with executive producers Todd Brown and Nate Bolotin for XYZ Films. VIVA Films will distribute the film in the Philippines.
The deal was negotiated by Dyalan Marchetti of Well Go USA and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films.
ABOUT WELL GO USA
Well Go USA Entertainment (www.wellgousa.com) is a theatrical and home entertainment distribution company that specializes in bringing top content, including the bet Asian cinema, independent and genre films, to audiences worldwide. As leader in independent film distribution, Well Go USA’s films can be seen across variety of platforms including theaters, on demand, vai DVD and Blu-ray and on Television. Well Go USA Entertainment’s corporate headquarters is in Plano, Texas with offices in New York and Taiwan.
Recent upcoming Well Go USA Entertainment releases include Yuen Wo-Ping’s Master Z: Ip Man Legacy, Jeong Byeong-gil’s The Villainess, Yeon Sang-ho’s Train to Busan, Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm franchise, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s The Endless and Takashi Mike’s Ichi The Killer: Definitive Remastered Ediiton.