Filmmakers Andrew Lau (“Infernal Affairs”) and Peter Chan Ho-sun (“Warlords”) are teaming for the $15 million thriller “The Guillotines” at Media Asia Films and We Pictures reports Screen Daily.
The story follows a covert assassination squad that carries out secret missions for the Emperor, using the deadly flying guillotine as a weapon. Huang Xiaoming (“The Message”), Ethan Juan (“Monga”), Shawn Yue (“Reign Of Assassins”) and Boran Jing (“Hot Summer Days”) all star.
Lau has replaced Teddy Chen as director on the film, while Lee Tat-chiu will serve as action choreographer. Shooting kicked off this week in China’s Shanxi province.