David Linde’s Lava Bear has joined its third Chinese production on the Sammo Hung-directed action thriller The Bodyguard. Lava Bear co-produces. Pic stars Hung and Chinese superstar Andy Lau and will be released next summer. Hung plays a retired bodyguard with the onset of dementia. He befriends a young girl in trouble. Her father falls on the wrong side of the local crime world and when she disappears, he must overcome his disability to save her.