Continuing the trend of filming in exotic locales in and around Asia, writer and director Wong Jing is expected to return with a second offering of his revitalized spin on the God Of Gamblers franchise with the production of From Vegas To Macau 2. Apparently, the first film which released in January beat commercial expectations despite mixed reviews, and will now ante up the production with a larger budget for a 3D shoot that will take place in Thailand, Mainland Macau and Hong Kong.
From Vegas To Macau 2 is tentatively set for the next Chinese Lunar New Year in February 2015 and will once again feature actor Chow Yun-Fat reprising his lead role along with newly added cast members, award-winning actress Nick Cheung (Unbeatable) and Carina Lau (Young Detective Dee). Actor Nicholas Tse will also reportedly be reprising his role in the Wong Jing sequel before relocating this August to film scenes for the Yuen Woo-Ping production of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2: The Green Destiny with Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen.
There is no official word yet on whether or not Jing will move forward on officially revisiting the original God Of Gamblers franchise with new films, although producer Andrew Lau already affirmed his interest several months ago.
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H/T: Hong Kong Film Net