Shooting commenced last month in Beijing on Sony’s local language 3D production Gone With The Bullets, the second in Jiang Wen’s trilogy.

Jiang directs and produces through his production company with Ma Ke’s Buyilehu. 

Let The Bullets Fly (Rang Zidan Fei), the first film in the Bullets Trilogy, was one of the highest grossing domestic Chinese releases in recent years and grossed more than $140m.

Buyilehu will distribute in China and Sony Pictures Releasing International will handle the rest of the world. The parties anticipate a December 2014 release.

Gone With The Bullets started production on October 2 on location in Beijing at the China Film Group studio in Huairou and will film in Shanghai, Fujian and Inner Mongolia as well.

Jiang stars opposite Ge You, Zhou Yun, Shu Qi and Wen Zhang. The 1920s-set story is based on real events surrounding the notorious Flowers Competition beauty pageant