Director Herman Yau clearly has every intention to turn the page from his 2017 hostage thriller, Shock Wave. With its sequel now in route, the first official trailer is making the rounds and you can bet what you see happens to actor Andy Lau’s character is only a smidget of the upheaval and danger that awaits.
Written by Erica Li and Eric Lee, Shock Wave 2 sets up Lau with a different role in an all-new story. Here, he plays a former bomb disposal expert who turns to help from an old colleague after getting framed for a terrorist attack and losing his memory. The film also stars Sean Lau and Ni Ni, who’ve long since wrapped filming last summer long before the pandemic, although releasing it theatrically may be a different story depending on the outlook.
Judging by the footage and artwork though, it looks like a December 24 release is in tow. Peep the trailer!