Singapore-based mm2 Entertainment is in the final weeks of shooting on The Lion Men, a two-part action comedy that involves martial arts.

Jack Neo, director of local box-office hit Ah Boys To Men, directs the film, which involves the famous Chinese New Year lion dance – looking at rival dance troupes.

Production distribution and marketing company mm2 will distribute in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan starting at the end of January (timed to Chinese New Year). The company also holds international rights.

The film reunites the director with some of the cast from Ah Boys to Men.

Mm2 executive director Melvin Ang said of Neo: “He’s directed more than 20 movies, he understands what the local audiences want.”

The film wraps its Singapore shoot this week before moving to shoot some scenes in China.

Mm2 produces or co-produces 10-12 films a year, and distributes another 5-8. The company is attending AFM for the first time this year.