Metrodome snares 'Warlords' for U.K.


LONDON -- U.K. independent distributor Metrodome Distribution has captured all U.K. rights to Chinese war epic "The Warlords."

The $40 million-plus, effects-laden Chinese adventure movie, starring Jet Li alongside Takeshi Kaneshiro and Andy Lau, already has fought its way to more than $40 million in China.

The deal was handled for Metrodome by general manager home entertainment Tom Stewart, acquisitions and business affairs manager Kate Edwards, CEO Peter Urie and by Wayne Duband Consulting for Applause Pictures and Media Asia out of Hong Kong.