We Distribution has sold several major territories for Andrew Lau’s action thriller “The Guillotines,” currently in postproduction.
The $15 million film was sold to Metrodome Distribution for UK, AB Droits Audiovisuels for French-speaking Europe, Minerva Pictures for Italy and WEG Entertainment for India. “Guillotines” has previously closed North America with Well Go USA, Germany and the Benelux with Splendid Films, and Australia/New Zealand with Icon Film Distribution.
“The Guillotines” marks the first collaboration between Lau, director of the “Infernal Affairs” trilogy, and producer Peter Ho-sun Chan. Pic is about a covert squad called The Guillotines responsible for carrying out secret missions for the Emperor.
Cast includes Huang Xiaoming, Ethan Juan, Shawn Yue, Li Yuchun and Boran Jing. Deals were announced Friday at Cannes.