Focus Features has acquiredinternational sales rights excluding Asia to Jet Li's upcoming martial artsproject and will launch it to buyers at Berlin.
The latest producing venturefrom veteran producer Bill Kong, the as yet untitled film will be directed byRonny Yu and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon choreographer Yuen Wo Ping will orchestrate theaction sequences.
The deal continues Focus'longtime relationship with Kong, whose Edko Films has produced many Chineselanguage hits including including two on which Focus handled internationalsales, Hero and House OfFlying Daggers.
In its previous incarnationas Good Machine International, Focus handled European sales on CrouchingTiger, Hidden Dragon.
The story follows the truestory of martial arts legend Fok Yuanjia, who returns from self-imposed exileto fight in a tournament and save the honour of his country.
"Bill Kong has an unerringeye for pairing the most dynamic stories with the most talented directors andactors," Focus co-president David Linde said in a statement. "The combinationof Jet Li and Ronny Yu with this thrilling concept is incredibly exciting."
Li's most recent feature, Unleashed, from Luc Besson's EuropaCorp, will be releaseddomestically by Focus' genre label, Rogue Pictures. It is known as Danny TheDog in its native France.