Sony Classics Sorts Through Ashes

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights for director Wong Kar Wai’s reworking of his martial arts-themed “Ashes of Time” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story is set in ancient China where agent Ouyang Feng (Leslie Cheung) is a fallen swordsman driven by greed to both friend and foe.

Presently in the final stages of postproduction and is set for release this year, “Ashes of Time Redux” stars some of the biggest names in Chinese cinema: Brigitte Lin, the late Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Tony Leung Kar-Fai, Charlie Yeung and Maggie Cheung.