Singaporean actor Christopher Lee is signing an exclusive two-year film contract with local producer-distributor Scorpio East Pictures, which will represent the rising star in exploring movie options both locally and across the region.

Lee, who is signed for television work with local broadcaster MediaCorp, is one of Singapore’s leading TV stars after his work in series such as Price Of Peace and Singapore’s version of Louis Cha’s Return Of The Condor Heroes.

He made his feature film debut with Jack Neo’s Best Bet in 2004 and this year starred in Chinese New Year hit The Wedding Game, directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham and produced by MediaCorp Raintree Pictures, Double Vision and Scorpio East Pictures.

Lee will next appear in Kelvin Tong’s Kidnapper, a co-production between Scorpio East and Malaysia’s RAM Pictures & PMP Entertainment, which is currently in post-production.

Scorpio East is ramping up its production activities with plans to produce or invest in 3-5 local movies and two to three pan-Asian or international projects a year. The company recently hired former Raintree Pictures executive Seah Sawyam as production controller for its dedicated production unit.

The company also hired former Media Asia and Fortune Star executive Esther Hau to head up a Malaysian distribution office.