Currently underway is the production of Night Fare helmer Julien Seri’s latest production, Smart Chase: Fire And Earth. The film subsequently marks the start of a producing venture for its lead star, actor Orlando Bloom in China via his BlissBloom Productions banner following the film’s announcement back in June.
(2011) scribe Kevin Bernhardt provides the logline which reads of a washed-up private security agent who gets ambushed as he attempts to escort a pricey Chinese antique out of Shanghai. Special ID
(2013) and The Great Wall
(2016) co-star Jing Tian was also announced to star in the film next to actors Leo Wu, Cao Kefan and up-and-comer Liu Enyou, while Asian Film Strike
confirms the presences of Hong Kong actor Simon Yam and South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae (Assassination, Operation Chromite)
in his second stint in a Chinese production since starring in Li Jun’s summer thriller, Tik Tok
Also starring is Super Bodyguard co-star, actor and martial artist Xing Yu (a.k.a. Shi Yanneng) along with Ip Man trilogy leading lady Lynn Hung, and Taiwanese/Korean actress Hannah Quinlivan. Bliss Media is financing the film as well as producing and overseeing its China release with The Odyssey (2016) helmer Jérôme Salle co-producing.
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