China's Beijing Polybona has come on board as co-producer on Huilu, the Chinese-language version ofHong Kong-based Bigfoot Entertainment's psychological thriller Irreversi.

The move qualifies the filmas a Hong Kong-China co-production, thus making it eligible for release inmainland China.

Huilu wasshot in Hong Kong almost back-to-back with the English-language Irreversi, the directorial debut ofBigfoot founder Michael Gleissner.

"Shooting a film in duallanguages allows us greater opportunities for sales," says Kacy Andrews,Bigfoot CEO and a producer of the two films. "Instead of dubbing or subtitlinga film and selling it as a foreign-language film, we can now sell it as adomestic film in two territories. Audiences can also watch both versions to seehow different casting and cultural differences can affect the outcome of a filmusing the same storyline."

Polybona CEO Yu Dong nowserves as executive producer along with Gleissner for the Chinese version whichis set to open in the second quarter of next year in China through Polybona.

Bigfoot will start sellingthe two films at Pusan's Asian Film Market next week. Both pictures arecurrently in post-production at Bigfoot facilities in Cebu in the Philippines. Both are about an overnight millionaire who plotsthe perfect murder of his beautiful wife albeit featuring different casts andcrews.

The company is alsoconsidering turning more new projects into dual languages. These include actionadventure Deep Gold which willfeature plenty of underwater scenes and romantic comedy Love Stinks.

The English-language Deep Gold is set to start filming onNovember 6 in the tropical island of Cebu.The $900,000 production reteams director Gleissner with Elliot Tong (formervice president of Hong Kong's Focus Films) who is also a producer on Huilu.