Lionsgate has acquired North American distribution rights to the Nicolas Cage action thriller Bangkok Dangerous from IEG Virtual Studios, an affiliate of worldwide distribution company Initial Entertainment Group.
Directed by Hong Kong directors Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang, the film is a remake of the Pang brothers’ critically acclaimed 1999 film of the same name that won the International Critics Award at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival.
The studio has scheduled the film for a summer 2008 release in the U.S. and Canada.
In “Bangkok,” Cage plays an anonymous assassin who travels to the city to handle four kills for an underworld crime boss, but his conscience becomes his enemy when he meets a local Thai girl.
The movie was shot entirely on location in Thailand. Jason Richman wrote the script.