Sandrew snags ‘Jade’

Kung-fu expert Jatkola may star

HELSINKI — Pan-Scandinavian distrib-exhib Sandrew Metronome has secured Scandi distribution rights to “Jade Warrior,” a Finnish chopsocky pic in development by debut helmer Antti-Jussi Annila.

“Jade Warrior,” which mixes ancient Finnish and Chinese mythology, will be produced by Tero Kaukomaa, whose Helsinki-based production company Blind Spot is looking for co-producing partners. “The most positive response is coming from French, German and Canadian companies,” Kaukomaa said.

Lead thesps have yet to be set, but the strongest candidate is kung-fu expert Marko Jatkola, who is helping with the story and choreography. Lensing is due to start in December 2003 with a release date of August 2005.

“Jade Warrior” caught the attention of Sandrew Metronome managing director Bertil Sandgren at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, where the filmmakers showed a five-minute clip. “The fascinating story is original and the tech credits were superb,” Sandgren said.

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