Michael Gleissner will direct Irreversi, a thriller marking his helming debut that goes into production March 27.

Through his Hong Kong-based Bigfoot Entertainment, he has already put some $10 million of his own coin into building a studio-film school in the Philippines and a further $5 million into five movies of diverse origins, says Variety.

Irreversi is company's most ambitious project to date. Thriller about effect of financial windfall on a married couple will be shot in separate English and Mandarin versions. The $2 million pic will maintain the same Hong Kong locations for both but use separate English and Chinese-language casts. Lisa Schachet and Hong Kong-based Eliot Tong will produce.