Christian De Vita directed from a script that Antoine Barraud and Guilhem Lesaffre wrote with Cory Edwards ("Hoodwinked")
Starring Christian Bale, the most expensive movie ever made in China is a tough sell to U.S. audiences
First film to be released will be Joseph Gordon Levitt's "Hesher"
Deal between mini-major and newly formed distributor includes DVD, Blu-ray and VOD
Australian director's drama gets December release, expanding field of potential Best Picture nominees