Badges of Fury
Retro-ish Hong Kong action comedy re-teams actors Jet Li and Wen Zhang to okay effect.
Standard, rather old-fashioned, martial arts mystery generates no real drama.
The Sorcerer and the White Snake
Uncomplicated chunk of Chinese legend, with plenty of CGI, action and entertainment.
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Easternlight claims Jet Li's Badges
By Patrick Frater
Thu, 07 February 2013, 12:30 PM (HKT)
The action follows two troublemaking cops as they probe a series of eerie murders. They discover that all the victims are former boyfriends of an aspiring starlet. One of the pair goes undercover and becomes her next lover.
The film is produced by Hong Kong's CHUI Po-chu 崔寶珠, who previously worked with Li and Wen on The Sorcerer and the White Snake 白蛇傳說 (2011). He re-teams with Snake's scriptwriter Carbon CHEUNG 張炭 on Badges.
Easternlight is also handling 7 Assassins 光輝歲月 (2013), which is also in post, and the next two instalments of high-concept period martial arts film The Four 四大名捕 (2012) which are being prepared in 3-D.
Badges is financed by Beijing Enlight Pictures Co Ltd 北京光線影業有限公司, which announced the picture at last year's Beijing International Film Festival 北京國際電影節 under the title The One Detective. It is currently scheduled to open theatrically in China in June.