AFM 2011: Hong Kong Star Nicholas Tse Boards Period Pic

The $12 million still-untitled film will reunite "Inner Senses" director Lo Chileung with producer Derek Yee.

Los Angeles – Hong Kong action star Nicholas Tse (Bodyguards and Assassins) has signed up to star in a still-untitled period thriller from China’s Le Vision Pictures and Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures. The $12 million production, which is set to begin shooting in Shanghai this month, will reunite director Lo Chileung with producer Derek Yee, the team behind thrillers Inner Senses (2002), Double Tap (2000) and 1996 comedy Viva Erotica but who have not worked together for a decade.

Lau Chingwan (Mad Detective) and newcomer Yang Mea lso star. Le Vision will handle the Chinese release of the film, planned for 2012. EMP has taken on world sales duties and will be pre-selling the project at the American Film Market.