Company acquires international rights to Wild CIty [pictured] and The Vanished Murderer.
Hong Kong-based Distribution Workshop has picked up international rights to Ringo Lam’s Wild City and Lo Chi-leung’s The Vanished Murderer.
Both titles are currently in post-production and are being lined up for tentative delivery in the second half of 2015.
Produced by East Light Film, Wild City stars Louis Koo, Shawn Yue, Tong Liya, Simon Yam and Chang Hsiao-chuan. The film marks Lam’s return to directing after a seven-year hiatus following his segment of the Triangle omnibus, which also featured segments from Tsui Hark and Johnnie To.
The story of his new film follows a cop-turned-bar owner who befriends a drunken woman at closing hours and finds himself pursued by her former lover and the thugs he employs. The chase turns deadly when the bar owner’s deadbeat brother and a suitcase full of cash enter the picture.
Produced by Beijing-based Le Vision Pictures, The Vanished Murderer revolves around a police inspector who follows an escaped female convict to a city struggling with corruption and an apparent wave of suicides.
The cast includes Lau Ching-wan, Gordon Lam, Li Xiaolu and Jiang Yiyan. Derek Yee and Mandy Law produced for Le Vision while the script was co-written by Lo Chi-leung and Yang Qianling.
Lo’s credit include 2012 hit The Bullet Vanishes, which was co-produced by Le Vision and Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures.