TOKYO — “Bangkok Dangerous” and “The Eye” helmers Danny and Oxide Pang have signed a 10-year exclusive management and production agreement with Hong Kong production and distribution group Universe Intl. Holdings.
Under the deal, the twin brothers will next direct horror pic “Child’s Eye.” Production is tentatively skedded to start in April or May.
That will overlap with post production on “The Storm Warriors II,” a “300”-style chopsocky that stars Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng, Nicholas Tse, Charlene Choi, Simon Yam and Tang Yan. Pic, which has been widely pre-sold, is lined up for pan-Asian release on Dec. 17, 2009.
The brothers are also committed to shoot “Storm Warriors III,” a pic that will again use characters from the comic series that spawned 1998 movie “Stormriders” and “Storm Warriors II,” though will take a significantly different, post-modern tone.
“Our deal covers both Danny and Oxide, whether working together or on their solo films. We have worked together on so many of their films that we all have an extremely good understanding and working relationship,” said Universe chief operating officer Alvin Lam. “It also includes their Hollywood careers, and while we would not expect to fully finance any of their American studio movies we will likely take a co-producer or associate producer role.”