ArclightFilms has sold US rights for Benny Chan's action drama New Police Story to a combination ofMiramax, The Weinstein Company and Lions Gate for an undisclosed sum.
JackieChan (no relation) stars as a Hong Kong police inspector who breaks down when histeam is wiped out by a vicious gang and eventually plots revenge with the helpof a rookie partner.
NicholasTse also stars in the 2004 Hong Kong-China co-production, which openedthroughout most of Asia last year.
It'sbeen a busy few days for Gary Hamilton's international sales company, which haspicked up sales duties on The All Together, a British comedy starring MartinFreeman, fresh off Spyglass and Buena Vista's The Hitchhiker's Guide To TheGalaxy.
Billed as "a mad-cap Britishcomedy", The All Together is currently in post-production. Featuresnewcomer Gavin Claxton directed from his own script, while Annabel Raftery ofEstablishment Films produced and Marion Pilowsky and Colin Leventhal ofPriority Pictures are executive producing.
Freeman, best known for hisrole in TV series The Office, plays a frustrated TV producer who crossespaths with an American gangster. He heads a cast that also includes CoreyJohnson, Velibor Topic, Danny Dyer, Richard Harrington and Amanda Abbington.
Meanwhile Arclight's genredivision Darclight Films has picked up Mike Mendez' supernatural thriller The Gravedancers from Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt, Larry Kennar,Rick Berg and Eugene Musso's fledgling production, financing and managementcompany Code Entertainment.
Thepicture has sold to Falcom in Germany, Dutch Film Works in Benelux, and PTMenara in Indonesia.
The storycentres on three former college friends who reunite at the funeral of theirschoolmate and unwittingly release a trio of malevolent spirits.
Dominic Purcell,Clare Kramer, Tcheky Karyo, Marcus Thomas, Josie Moran and Meghan Perry starand Code's Corley, Rosenblatt and Musso produced with Lawrence Elmer FuhrmannJr. and Bill McCutchen