Infernal Affairs director Wai-keung Lau a.k.a. Andrew Lau is directing The Guillotines, teaming up with Hong Kong producer Peter Ho-Sun Chan.

This period drama centers on the Chinese emperor's secret squad of assassins. Xiaoming Huang, Ethan Juan, Shawn Yue, and Boran Jing star in The Guillotines.

Principal photography recently started in the Shanxi province of China. Peter Ho-Sun Chan is producing along with Media Asia Film Productions, Stellar Mega Films, Dingsheng Cultural Industry Investment, and Polyface Films.

It is said The Guillotines is being shot from a $15 million budget.