Radius-TWC is the new arm of the Weinstein Company, led by Tom Quinn and Jason Janego and dedicated to multi-platform distribution. Which means digital as well as theatrical, ie Ultra VOD - movies that come out on VOD before they hit theaters. Quinn was a pretty big pioneer in this stuff during his time at Magnolia.
The company has made a couple of acquisitions so far, but their most exciting was announced today - Only God Forgives, the awesomely-titled new collaboration between Drive homies Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling. This time they're exploring the world of Thai boxing. This apparently spoilery synopsis comes from IndieWire:
Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian killed a cop and went on the run. Now he manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. Respected in the criminal underworld, deep inside, he feels empty. When Julian’s brother murders a prostitute the police call on retired cop Chang - the Angel of Vengeance. Chang allows the father to kill his daughter’s murderer, then ‘restores order’ by chopping off the man’s right hand. Julian’s mother Jenna - the head of a powerful criminal organization - arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body. She dispatches Julian to find his killers and ‘raise hell’. Increasingly obsessed with the Angel of Vengeance, Julian challenges him to a boxing match, hoping that by defeating him he might find spiritual release… but Chang triumphs. A furious Jenna plots revenge and the stage is set for a bloody journey through betrayal and vengeance towards a final confrontation and the possibility of redemption.
Radius-TWC is also releasing the English-language remake of Refn's Pusher, which Refn executive produced.