The good folks over at Shout! Factory are truly stepping their game up in terms of becoming a presence in the Asian film market. They have recently acquired a deal with Korean film distributors CJ Entertainment (who represent a vast catalog of South Korean films), and this release shows that they aren’t sticking with only one film market. Announced yesterday, Shout! Factory will be bringing the Milky Way produced (that’s Johnny To’s studio, by the way) Accident to the North American marketplace on June 12, 2012. From director Soi Cheang (Dog Bite Dog), this looks to be a very solid thriller with the quintessential Milky Way “style” thrown into the mix. Interested audiences can now pre-order the title via Amazon! Look forward to more coverage here on Varied Celluloid, but for now take a gander at the plot synopsis as well as the original trailer.
A self-styled accident choreographer, Brain (Louis Koo) is a professional hit man who kills his victims by trapping them in well crafted accidents that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime. He is perennially plagued with guilt, as the avalanche of memories of his lost wife does not make things any easier.
After one mission inexplicably goes wrong, costing the life of one of his men, Brain becomes convinced that this accident has been choreographed: someone is out there plotting to terminate him and his team. He becomes increasingly paranoid, not knowing whether or not to trust his friends and accomplices.