The contemporary San Francisco-set story is about a high-class pimp (Johnson) and small-time crook (Chan) both connected to the same woman, who overcome their differences to fight an Oakland ganglord.
The project is in pre-production now with the script out to directors. The female lead is yet to be cast.
Visual Factory is handling sales, and the company's Igor Sekulic calls the story 'an action comedy with a Tarantino twist.'
Johnson is currently playing another criminal, mobster Nathan Detroit, in London's West End production of Guys & Dolls.
Visual Factory has also added catalogue title Rebel directed by Robert Allen Schnitzer to its slate. The 1970 film features Sylvester Stallone's first leading role (as a radical who falls in with a terrorist group), and Visual Factory has an exclusive HD remastering of the long-unavailable thriller. Sales for TV and home video rights have been brisk at the start of EFM, with rights going to Opening Distribution in France, KSM in Germany, DNC Entertainment in Italy, CCV in Scandinavia, Star in India, Best Hollywood to Hungary, Paradiso in Benelux, Peaks Hills in Czech Republic/Slovakia/Poland, Ram Indo in Indonesia and Hellas Cinema in Greece.
Visual Factory's EFM slate also includes Samy Naceri-starrer The Terrorist, a thriller in post-production, and adventure drama Friday starring Philippe Nahon, Ornella Muti and Hanna Schygulla.