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Cannes: Andy Lau's 'Firestorm' Sells Across Asia

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Edko Films has sold the $20 million police action film to Taiwan, Korea, Australia, and Southeast Asia, and a deal for North America is under negotiation.

Edko Films’ upcoming police action film Firestorm, starring Andy Lau, has started strong at the Cannes Marche du Film, selling to multiple territories in Asia.

The $20 million project, produced by Bill Kong and Lau, is the directorial debut of Alan Yuen, previously known for penning several of Hong Kong director Benny Chan’s action blockbusters, including New Police Story and Shaolin.

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So far Firestorm has sold in Cannes to Singapore (Clover Films), Malaysia (RAM Entertainment), Indonesia (PT Teguh), Taiwan (Sky Films), Thailand and Cambodia (Sahamongkol), Vietnam (Visicom Surya Gemilang), Korea (Dreamwest Pictures), Australia and New Zealand (Magnum Films) and inflight (EIM).

Edko says negotiations are currently underway for additional deals for North America, France, U.K. and the Middle East.

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The story centers on a hardboiled police inspector (Lau) who must confront, and cross, moral lines in order to hunt down a crew of seasoned criminals. Rounding out the cast are Lam Ka Tung (Infernal Affairs), Hu Jun (Bodyguards & Assassins) and Yao Chen (Caught in the Web).