Indomina nabs Johnnie To’s ‘Life’

Distributor picks up North American rights to thriller

LONDON — Indomina Group has snapped up North American distribution rights to Johnnie To’s thriller ”Life Without Principle,” which preems at the Venice Film Festival Wednesday.

Pic is also screening as a special presentation at the Toronto Film Festival next week.

To helms and produces the pic, which tells the story of three characters who are all in dire need of money. They have nothing in common until a bag of stolen cash worth $5 million pops up, and lands them in a morally complex situation.

Pic reunites To with prior collaborators Lau Ching Wan (”Running Out of Time 1 and 2,” ”Mad Detective”) and Richie Jen (”Exiled”), who star in the film with Denise Ho and Terence Yin.

Script was penned by Au Kin Yee, Wong King Fai and Milkyway Creative Team.

Indomina’s veep of acquisitions Rob Williams brokered the deal with Media Asia’s Fred Tsui.

Indomina recently acquired North American rights for Simon Pegg starrer ”A Fantastic Fear of Everything,” which it is also financing and selling, and announced a partnership with Samuel L. Jackson to produced live-action pic ”Afro Samurai,” based on the animated series.