Hot on the heels of their global smash BrokebackMountain, Ang Lee and Focus Features are fast-trackingthe Chinese-language second world war spy thriller Lust,Caution.
Bill Kong, who previously collaborated with Lee on CrouchingTiger, Hidden Dragon, is producing the projectwith Lee.
Focus Features holds worldwide rights excludingAsia.
Production is scheduled to begin this autumn on theproject, which marks the ninth time Lee and newly promoted Focus chiefexecutive officer James Schamus have worked together.
Focus and Kong are also seasoned collaborators,previously working together on Jet Li's Fearless, Hero and House Of Flying Daggers.
Schamus said the project would be unlike anything Lee had done before,adding: "Lust, Caution is a uniquely Asian story which, in Ang'shands, will surprise and attract audiences around the world."