House of Flying Daggers: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures Classics has speared a deal to acquire North American rights to Zhang Yimou's epic House of Flying Daggers, which is screening at Cannes as an Out of Competition pick.
The romantic adventure, set in the year 859, stars a host of notable Asian film stars, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kanishiro and Andy Lau. The film centers on a story of love and betrayal in which secret societies vie for the loyalty of the emperor.
One such cabal is the House of Flying Daggers in the film's title. The "Daggers" deal brings SPC back in business with Bill Kong, who produced the film as well as SPC's "Crouching Tiger."