Lord of the Rings producer Barrie Osborne will return to New Zealand next month to produce the fantasy action film action film Laundry Warrior, according to Variety.
The English-language heroic tale begins filming Nov. 12 in Auckland with a cast headed by Geoffrey Rush, Kate Bosworth and Korean star Jang Dong-gun .
Directed and written by Sngmoo Lee, the movie has a $40 million budget.
The story revolves around a fugitive Asian warrior (Jang) hide out in the American badlands, where the town drunk turns out to be another fighter in retirement (Rush) and the circus knife thrower is a young woman (Bosworth) hell-bent on revenge for abuses in her youth.
Production will employ extensive green screen techniques, and post-production will involve the use of effects houses including Weta Digital in New Zealand and others in Korea, India and the U.S.
The cast also includes Tony Cox (Bad Santa), and Thomas Haden Church is in advanced negotiations.