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Filmmaker Fruit Chan’s latest, Made In Kowloon has all but stirred plenty of excitement in the last several months with the production of the new movie. Looking at the cast alone regards nothing short of fan service with the likes of Ip Man spin-off prospect, actor and martial artist Max Zhang and the UFC’s own Anderson “The Spider” Silva with actress and martial artist JuJu Chan staking her claim in the year following her appearance in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny.
Pegasus Motion Pictures Limited has officially announced the film among its production slate while its worth noting to keep an eye particularly on Zhang with said spin-off in addition to Jonathan Li’s fantasy action debut, The Brink, also starring Shawn Yue. Read further on and stay tuned for more information as production on Made In Kowloon spears forward.
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Hong Kong, January 13, 2017 – Pegasus Motion Pictures Limited announced their slate of films releasing 2017 at their annual dinner on January 11, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong. Amongst their films, the biggest budget and their main slate picture is “Made in Kowloon” , a US$20M action movie currently in production in Hong Kong and Macau, starring China action star Max Zhang (The Grandmaster (2013), SPL II: A Time for Consequences (2015)), Anderson (The Spider) Silva – UFC’s greatest fighter ever, and Chinese American Action actress JuJu Chan (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon : Swords of Destiny). Other cast members include Hong Kong actor Kevin Cheng, Stephy Tang, and Sumyau Liu.
The film is directed by award-winning Hong Kong filmmaker, screenwriter and producer, Fruit Chan. He is best known for his films depicting the everyday life of grass root Hong Kong people. His internationally acclaimed films include Made in Hong Kong (1997) and Durian Durian (2000).
“Made in Kowloon”‘s fight choreographer Stephen Tung, has been nominated a total of ten times for Best Action Choreography at the Hong Kong Film Awards and won four times, for Downtown Torpedoes (1997), Purple Storm (1999), The Accidental Spy (2001, working with the Jackie Chan Stunt Team) and Bodyguards and Assassins (2009).
In recent years, Tung has been working mostly in Mainland China, having participated in productions such as Seven Swords (2005), The Promise (2005), Painted Skin (2008), Reign Of Assassins (2010), Painted Skin:The Resurrection (2012), The Great Magician (2012) and Saving General Yang (2013).
“Made in Kowloon” tells a tale about a series of homicides occurring in Hong Kong, investigated by Detective Kowloon (Max Zhang) and his team. During the investigation, Kowloon’s fiancee is abducted. The only way to save her is to find the serial killer.
Audiences can expect to see many epic fight scenes from the three accomplished action stars!
Anderson da Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion. Silva holds the longest title streak in UFC history, which ended in 2013 after 2,457 days, with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses.
Zhang Jin, also known as Max Zhang, is a Chinese actor and a former wushu athlete who won the Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Grandmaster, at the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards. Zhang began his career as a stunt actor, notably in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) as the stunt double for Zhang Ziyi, whom he later collaborated as a screen actor in My Lucky Star (2013) and The Grandmaster (2013). He also starred in Rise of the Legend in 2014 and SPL II: A Time for Consequences in 2015. Zhang is also currently involved in the Hollywood production Pacific Rim 2.
JuJu Chan is a Chinese American Action Star who has been coined the next Michelle Yeoh and Female Bruce Lee by the Hong Kong Media. She is also a Muay Thai Champion in Hong Kong, and a Taekwon-Do Black Belt international championship medalist. JuJu played Silver Dart Shi in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016), she is also the lead actress in the upcoming film Savage Dog (2017) starring along with Scott Adkins. She is also the lead in Roger Corman’s new action film Fist of the Dragon (2014), co-starring with MMA champion Josh Thomson.
About Pegasus Entertainment Holdings Limited
Pegasus Entertainment Holdings Limited is a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEX: 1326).
Pegasus is principally engaged in films and television series production, distribution and licensing of film rights in Hong Kong, the PRC and South East Asia. In recent years, the Group has diversified its businesses into international film production investment, film exhibition and post-production to develop a one-stop integrated cultural business.
The principal business activities of our Group comprised:
• production of films;distribution and licensing of our films to various channels including both local and overseas cinema circuits, video hosting websites, video-on-demand operators, VCD and DVD
• distributors, cable-, satellite-, pay- and free-TV channels, airlines and Internet platforms for various devices. Our geographical coverage includes Taiwan, Japan, the U.S. and Europe in addition to our major markets, namely Hong Kong, the PRC and South East Asia;
• deriving advertising income by offering product placement and sponsorship opportunities in our films;
• and distribution of films and TV series in a film library owned by Mr. Wong Pak Ming
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