U.S. distribution & production company Pathfinder Pictures has formed a joint distribution alliance with Japan-based distributor The Klockworx Company to distribute films in the U.S. market. The first film under the newly formed Pathfinder/Klockworx label will be “GOZU” directed by cult director Takashi Miike (“AUDITION”). The dark thriller comedy, which screened in the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals, follows the surreal exploits of a mob hitman, who is slowly losing his mind. The film will open theatrically in New York and Los Angeles in June.
The Pathfinder/Klockworx label will acquire up to 20 films during the first 12 months theatrical and on DVD. Films will be jointly acquired by both companies with total acquisitions/prints & ads budgets in the $7M to $10M range. Pathfinder will continue to release its own theatrical and DVD titles through its Pathfinder label.