The company is presenting a teaser and exclusive images of Todas menos tú, its first original co-production in Latin America.

CDC United Network arrived in Mexico for a new edition of MipCancun where its presenting a portfolio headed by Todas menos tú, its first co-production in Latin America, which has a confirmed release date in theaters: February 14, 2024. During the event, CDC is presenting exclusive images and a teaser of the feature film.

This novelty heads a catalog of important content, such as the films Retribution, the children’s animation Finnick and the two films The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan and The Three Musketeers: Milady, the latter also soon to be released worldwide, among others.

“Customers are loyal to us, they come back year after year, because they know that with us they are going to get good quality titles and a service that is close, flexible and that tries to solve problems as quickly as possible,” said Jimmy van der Heyden, Director of International Sales at CDC United Network. “We are doing well in Latin America and we are going to continue doing everything to keep it that way.”

Todas menos tú will be released in theaters on Valentine’s Day 2024. What expectations do you have for the title?
It is our first original production for Latin America. It is a co-production between No Idea Entertainment, Cinépolis Distribución, Zima Entertainment and CDC United Network. We are very happy to have been able to carry out this project. It is a premiere for which we are planning something big: more than 1,000 movie theaters in Mexico. The premiere is made by Cinépolis, which is the distributor that has the most movie theaters in the country, so expectations are quite high and we hope that it will be a resounding success in Mexico and Latin America.

What elements of the film generate this expectative?
We have all the ingredients for a great performance: a very original, experienced and creative production team; a theatrical release backed by a very powerful company like Cinépolis; and an incredible cast with very in vogue actors, such as Cassandra Sánchez Navarro, Ricardo Abarca, Carolina Miranda, Jesús Zavala, Ana González Bello and Ozwaldo Zárate. Having them all together in the same production is a great guarantee for the success of the title.

What was the experience of co-producing in Latin America like?
Very positive. It made us learn a lot, grow and, ultimately, leaves us wanting more. The co-production work was carried out by the three CDC partners – Erik Jensen, Alexandre Lippens and Pieter Cosijn – who really got very involved in this project and participated in every stage of the production, with many exchanges with the other members of the co-production team. Many ideas were shared. It was the first opportunity to produce in the region for us and it allowed us to learn a lot. The desire is to continue with more co-production projects in Latin America because it is clear that original content is a very powerful differentiator for audiences around the world, so we want to continue with Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia; with any country in the region, because there is a lot of potential, a lot of creativity and we hope to be able to find the next project because the desire is there.

How was the premiere of The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan and what do you expect from the sequel, Milady?
We are very happy and pleased with the performance of the film in theaters in the region. It achieved good performance, excellent visibility, and we are even happier to be able to announce that we achieved a premium deal in Latin America [see below] and surely this is due to the results obtained in theaters. The initial plan was to be able to sell D’Artagnan and have it on a premium platform before the theatrical release of The Three Musketeers: Milady and we achieved it. The premiere of Milady is scheduled for December 13 and we hope that it has a performance as positive as that of D’Artagnan. It’s another great adventure, with more action and the same cast.

What other content stands out among those that CDC brings to Cancún?
We are bringing Retribution, an action movie with Liam Neeson, which we recently released in Latin America. It was an incredible success for us, it has worked super well. Obviously an action movie with Liam Neeson usually works well, but even considering that it brought us very good results. We know that it is a type of content that is doing very well in Latin America, so we have a lot of confidence in it. We will also be offering Finnick, a very cute animated film, a bit in the style of Monsters Inc. It has very good animation and is very funny. We also have Forces of Nature, a thriller with Eric Bana; the romantic comedy What’s Love Got To Do With It, with Emma Thompson and Lilly James; we continue with the disaster movie Supercell, with Alec Baldwin; we have more action with films with Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Sam Worthington… We have a very wide and very strong offer of commercial cinema, plus an increasingly extensive and more powerful library.


Another of the great news from CDC United Network is the sale of the two films of the new dilogy of The Three Musketeers to Netflix for Latin America. “Our plan was to be able to release the first film, The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan, in a premium window, very close to the premiere of the second film, The Three Musketeers: Milady, which will be released in December of this year,” commented Van der Heyden. “This month the first film will be launched on Netflix. Being able to have it on platforms reinforces the visibility of this title and allows cross-promotion with the premiere of Milady.” The deal is for the first two parts of the trilogy. D’Artagnan will premiere on Netflix on November 15 and Van der Heyden anticipates that, after several months of exclusivity in theaters, Milady will arrive on the platform in March or April 2024. The new two-part adaptation, based on the classic by Alexandre Dumas, has a luxury cast, led by Vincent Cassel as Athos, Eva Green as Milady de Winter, Pio Marmaï as Porthos, Romain Duris as Aramis and François Civil as D’Artagnan. The two films were filmed one after the other, over 150 days, in different locations in France, between 2021 and 2022.