The wait period between now and the next time we see actor Donnie Yen in a full-fledged fighting role shouldn’t be too long. In the meantime, fans will soon get to watch as the acclaimed action star exhibits other dimensions to his craft here in a mild departure into more dramatic territory in upcoming crime thriller, Chasing The Dragon, which opens on September 28 in Hong Kong from Mega-Vision Pictures Limited.
Wong shares the mantle with debut director Jason Kwan for the cinematic revival of Ng Sek-Ho (previously portrayed by actor Ray Lui in Poon Man-Kit’s seperate 1991 iteration, To Be Number One); Ng was an illegal immigrant who saw the rise of his criminal drug empire from the mid-1960’s and onward in British-ruled Hong Kong, ultimately earning the notorious nickname, Crippled Ho, from his skirmishes with other rivals. Celebrated actor Andy Lau reprises the role of corrupt lawman Lee Rock which he played titularly in Lawrence Ah Mon’s own film which Wong produced.
Yen’s team handled the film’s suited action sequences to boot so fan’s shouldn’t feel at all left out of watching Yen do what he does best in some capacity. He and Lau are making their debut together on screen and are joined by actresses Michele Hu and Xu Dong-dong, and actors Kent Cheng, Philip Ng, Philip Keung and Wilfred Lau, and UK actor Bryan Larkin.
Well Go USA has its own plans for release as well while other territories remain pending. Check out the the teaser trailer below!
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