This article was corrected on February 21, 2005.
SYDNEY — Steven Seagal is turning his hand to producing Asian pictures, kicking off with “Dragon Squad,” a martial arts actioner that’s due to roll March 15 in Hong Kong.
Thesp is serving as one of the producers together with Jimmy Moy, with whom he is partnered in Bangkok-based World Media, Bey Logan and Catherine Hun.
Logan and Hun’s firm Visualizer is producing “Dragon Squad,” Cantonese/English-lingo saga of a battle between Interpol agents and gangsters in Hong Kong. Cast includes Sammo Hung, Michael Biehn, Andy On and Vaness Wu.
Daniel Lee will direct the pic. His credits include Jet Li vehicle “Black Mask.”
Arclight Films is handling worldwide sales for the pic, excluding Asia.
Logan said he and Moy are developing “Shadows on the Sun” as a project that will mark a radical departure from Seagal’s tough-guy persona. Scripted by Logan (who penned Jackie Chan starrer “The Medallion”), it will feature Seagal as a burned-out former intelligence officer who runs a medical clinic in Japan just after WWII.
Chicago-born Moy is developing several films aimed at renewing the “National Lampoon” franchise.