A filmmaker for more than fifteen years, it wasn’t until the 2019 rescue actioner, Furie, that the name, Le-Van Kiet, began registering for a lot of fans beyond the Vietnamese market. This ought to be stated with much credit to North American distributor Well Go USA for doing a more than ample job in proliferating its director, as well as its star, Veronica Ngo, as we now look at one of their latest endeavors expanding further into the West with The Princess, a script by Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton that proffers a fresh, edgy, subversive and satisfyingly violent new take on childhood fairytales.
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Sometime late last year, Robb Antequera of The Cinema Drunkie sought for the services of several online film reporters, bloggers and willing participants to help contribute to a top fifty list – with sets of ten of our own written summaries – of the previous decade’s best action gems. I contributed about twelve films among which can currently be read among a mix of forty others now opined online as of this article, and in the wake of entries published over at The Action Elite, Action Flix and Bulletproof Action, the series continues below.
It’s high time as director Le Van Kiet, following a string of film successes with The House In The Alley and the award-winning Dustin Nguyen starrer, Gentle, now makes his push with one of Vietnam’s most promiment and successful multifaceted film professionals in the female-fronted Furie, in its U.S. release.
Well Go USA is tipping its hat to its consumer base with the first U.S. official poster for director Le Van Kiet’s raucousing actioner, Furie. Paving its way in Vietnam as Hai Phoung in Vietnam for its February 22 release, folks living stateside can now mark on their calendars a select theatrical release on March 1 as well.
Le Van Kiet’s directorial debut, Hai Phuong, will be the go-to for the genre crowd in a season that’s looking evermore ripe by the day for action films. Actress Veronica Ngo is starring for her return to the big screen having lended her craft successfully with films like The Rebel, Clash and David Ayer’s recent sci-fi, Bright, doing a female-fronted taken some good justice for its PR route.
Actress Veronica Ngo is exiting 2018 on a pretty high note. With a documentary about her life in the midst covering the Star Wars: The Last Jedi co-star’s spanning career in film on both sides of the lens and in several areas, her latest push, Furie (a.k.a. Hai Phoung), is guaranteed to leave a mark in the new year.
Western audiences have gotten an ample taste over the years of what multi-faceted actress Veronica Ngo can do, most prolifically on camera. She kicked ass on her way into the fandom next to Johnny Tri Nguyen in films such as The Rebel and Clash before paving her way into Hollywood for a time in David Ayer’s Bright and Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and now she’s doing it again in Le Van Kiet’s latest, Furie, which began its campaign back in Cannes long before finally premiering an official trailer for its Vietnamese release in February.
Le Van Kit and Kefi Abrikh are paired up in directing this jewel (titled Hai Phượng for colloquial context) and I’m only ever excited to see the trailer for this. Stay tuned for one, as well as more artwork should there be.
Le Van Kiet (The Rich Woman, The Lost Tour: Vietnam) is directing alongside acclaimed action director and Film Combat Syndicate favorite Kefi Abrikh (Jason Bourne, Lucy), with actress Ngo producing along with Bey Logan.