‘Bodyguards and Assassins’ heading to U.S.

Indomina picks up rights to Hong Kong martial arts thriller

Indomina Releasing has acquired domestic rights to Hong Kong martial arts thriller “Bodyguards and Assassins” from We Distribution.

“Bodyguards,” which has grossed more than $50 million in Asian markets, stars Donnie Yen and Leon Lai. Directed by Teddy Chen, pic was written by Tin Nam Chun, Junli Guo, Bing Wu and James Yuen and produced by Peter Ho-Sun Chan and Jianxin Huang.

Set in Hong Kong in 1906, “Bodyguards” centers on a motley crew of five men and women who must work together to protect the man destined to lead them to a new, modern China from a group of deadly assassins. It received 18 nominations at the 29th annual Hong Kong Film Awards.

Indomina also recently acquired “Griff the Invisible,” “Wasted on the Young,” “True Legend” and “Fire of Conscience.”

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