Lam is one of Hong Kong’s most celebrated directors, but has not headlined a feature in more than seven years.
WellGo, which earlier this week pounced on Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Cannes competition film “The Assassin,” says that it will give “City” a stateside release to coincide with its July 31 release in China and Hong Kong.
The big-budget action movie is a tale of gangsters, greed and betrayal. The cast is headed by Louis Koo Tin-lok, Shawn Yue Man-lok, Tong Liya and Joseph Chang.
International sales are by Distribution Workshop. Local release in greater China is by Bravos Entertainment, the distribution, marketing and sales entity formed a year ago by former Media Asia executive Ricky Tse with backing from mainland Chinese financier Sun Entertainment.
The film is co-produced by Hong Kong’s