Look Film has partnered with CMC Pictures on the North American on demand rights to Chinese blockbuster THE EIGHT HUNDRED from acclaimed filmmaker Hu Guan (Mister Six). With its $461M gross The Eight Hundred was the top-grossing film of 2020 at the global box office, becoming the first non-Hollywood, non-English language film to top the annual worldwide list. It also marked the first time China surpassed the United States as the world’s largest box office market.
Guan’s eighth feature takes place in 1937, as the military forces of Japan have overrun the Chinese army and encircled Shanghai, laying siege to the port city. An isolated regiment of 800 Chinese soldiers defy the might of the Imperial Japanese army and make a legendary last stand to defend their country.