By Brian Brooks | Indiewire September 30, 2010 at 4:36AM
Specialty outfit Indomina Releasing has picked up U.S. rights to Fantastic Fest feature "Fire of Conscience" by writer/director Dante Lam. The deal for the film, starring Leon Lai ("Bodyguards and Assassins") and Richie Ren ("Exiled"), was negotiated by the LA and Dominican Republic-based company's VP of Acquisitions, Rob Williams, and Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Toby Midgen, with Media Asia Films' Assistant General Manager, Fred Tsui, the copyright owner of the film.
"Fire of Conscience" centers on Captain Manfred (Leon Lai) who is caught in the line of fire between high levels of corruption and malice. He must solve a brutal murder to prove his partner's innocence and unearth the truth behind Hong Kong's police force. The investigation brings him to an unlikely collaboration with sly, man-of-the-world Inspector Kee (Richie Ren) from the Narcotics Bureau, whose motives are not what they seem.
"'Fire of Conscience' is a high octane action thriller that will keep audiences at the edge of their seats," commented Singh Mann CEO of Indomina Group in a statement. "Dante Lam is an amazing writer/director, who pushes Asian cinema to new limits."