Arclight’s digging up ‘Dog’ deal

Crime thriller finds new sales agent

PUSAN — Australian-U.S. sales agent Arclight has picked up “Gau ngao gau” (Dog Bite Dog), a brutal crime thriller from Hong Kong.

Pic will be marketed under company’s Easternlight label for Asian titles.

“Dog” stars Edison Chen as a hitman and Sam Lee as a sadistic cop who face off in the city streets after the assassin’s escape plans go wrong. Helmer is Cheang Pou-soi (“Love Battlefield”) with a script from Matt Chow and Szeto Kam-yuen.

Produced by Same Way Prods., “Dog” was released in Hong Kong in August and grossed HK$1.4 million in its first two weeks.

Arclight’s Asian line-up also includes a $60 million Jackie Chan- and Jet Li-vehicle currently known only as “J&J Project,” which draws on material from the “Monkey King” legend.

Company launched the Easternlight label for smaller budget Asian fare in February at Berlin. Slate is headed by Zhang Ziyi-starrer “Jasmine Women,” contempo romantic comedy “Waiting Alone” by hot Chinese helmer Dayyan Eng and Zhang Jiarui’s “The Road,” which preemed at Berlin and screens next month at the AFI.

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