Cannes: Media Asia Sells 'Line Walker,' 'God of War' Across Asia

'God of War

Both films will open in mainland China this summer.

Hong Kong-based Media Asia has presold two of its upcoming Chinese titles to several territories across Asia after debuting some footage from the films in Cannes.

Line Walker and God of War have sold to Sky Films in Taiwan, Clover Films in Singapore and MM2 in Malaysia.

God of War, a period action picture starring martial-arts maestro Sammo Hung, tells the story of 16th century Japanese pirates battling the Chinese army along the coast of the South China Sea.

Line Walker is a contemporary police thriller starring Francis Ng, Louis Koo and Nick Cheung.

Tentative Chinese release dates for Line Walker and God of War are the second week of August and the first week of October, respectively.

Additionally, Sky Films and Clover Films picked up rights to Three, directed by Hong Kong's Johnnie To, and Trivisa, produced by To.