Fortissimo Films has picked up international sales duties to upcoming Chinese-Mongolian epic film An End to Killing.
The story of an old priest who convinced Genghis Khan, then at the height of his powers, to renounce violence, the film is directed by Wang Ping, who previously made Six Sisters In War.
The $12 million picture is now in post-production ahead of a release in autumn this year.
Production is by Japan's Satoru Iseki and South Korea's Lee Jooick alongside Shandong Film Studio, China Film Group Corporation, Shandong WoHan Culture and Media, Radio Film and TV Administration of Shandong Province, and SCS Entertainment. Fortissimo's remit excludes China and Korea.
The cast includes well-known local and regional stars including Zhao Youliang (as the priest), Tu Men (as Khan), Park Yejin, Geng Le, Yu Shaoqun, Li Xiaoran, Elvis Tsui and Hideo Nakaizumi.
The high profile technical crew includes cinematographer Sun Ming music composer Kenji Kawai and CGI/special effects by Seoul-based MOFAC.
"An End To Killing, while inherently violent and epic in scope, reveals that there were other issues confronting the mighty Genghis Khan as he took on the known world, vanquishing all rivals, challengers, and assassins until this one aging priest convinced him that there might be another way," said Fortissimo chairman Michael J Werner in a statement.