All's Well, End's Well 2012
Latest instalment of the Hong Kong New Year comedy franchise is less brash and more charming.
Ip Man: The Final Fight
| 葉問 終極一戰
Well-mounted study of the grandmaster's final Hong Kong years has an unfocused script.
The Stool Pigeon
The main cast of Dante Lam's Beast Stalker reunites in a tense, more character-driven crime thriller.
Shanghai fest opens with barebones ceremony
Local stars dominate red carpet show
Black Coal, Thin Ice leads Golden Horse race
Mainland China films dominate nominations
Grandmaster leads 8th AFA nominations
Asian Film Awards Academy established
Rigor Mortis secures Asian, European deals
Horror set for Japan, India, Philippines and farther afield
Baby Steps prepares Taipei shoot
US indie is thematic sequel to Wedding Banquet
Mega-Vision close deals on Vegas to Macau
AFM lineup includes Once Upon a Time in Shanghai
Hot Asian genre films at AFM
Thai action, Chinese martial arts and gang warfare
Finecut takes Sea Fog and Obsessed for AFM
Next Entertainment World titles complete lineup
Wanda unveils Qingdao entertainment complex
Targeted for June 2016 launch
Donnie Yen kicks off mobile app
Action star's homepage goes mobile
Lau Kar-leung (1934-2013)
Martial arts legend dies; tributes from Tsui Hark, Donnie Yen and Eric Tsang
Shanghai has another glamorous opening
Awards presented to Oliver Stone and Tsui Hark
Yen, Media Asia launch new company
Action star to help int'l expansion drive
Showbox enjoys sales action
Confession of Murder, Company Man
Yau's Final joins Emperor lineup
Biopic stresses martial arts authenticity
Fortissimo captures Dad
Skip City winner added to AFM sales slate
Asia swells AFM buying force
Korea, China companies lead the charge
NY Asian Festival powers up
Premieres, prizes and retro presentations
Simple Life, Seediq Bale ride off with Golden Horse prizes
Mainland Chinese films sidelined at Taiwan award show
Finecut adds AFM deals
Blind, Leafie, Goddess, Family sell multiple territories
Asian buyers boost AFM presence
Market numbers underline global shift
Guillotines cuts fine figure at AFM
Action thriller connects with N American buyers
Toei joins space race
AFM slate expanded by imminent releases
CJ adds in the pipeline trio
Korean major expands AFM slate with starry pictures
Trio of events focus on US-China
Universities, Asia Society, MPAA ramp pre-AFM fervour
Yen enters as The Master
By Patrick Frater
Thu, 01 November 2012, 15:30 PM (HKT)
Donnie YEN 甄子丹 will hope to kick off a new martial arts action franchise in January, when production begins on Enter The Master.
The action is set in a US 'Chinatown' location and sees Yen as a former martial arts ace who must decide whether or not to come out of hiding when a new immigrant he has befriended puts him in the middle of a war between two triad factions. The newcomer is played by Nicholas TSE 謝霆鋒.
The film will be shot by busy Hong Kong director CHAN Hing-kai 陳慶嘉 (Simply Actors 戲王之王 (2007), Poker King 撲克王 (2009), All's Well, End's Well 2012 八星抱喜 (2012)) while Yen is to be credited as action director. Production and sales are handled by Emperor Motion Pictures 英皇電影.
Yen and Tse have previously been paired on Dragon Tiger Gate 龍虎門 (2006) and Bodyguards and Assassins 十月圍城 (2009). Tse has recently won acting awards for The Stool Pigeon 線人 (2010), while Yen has seen his career soar on the back of Wilson YIP 葉偉信's Ip Man 葉問 (2008) films.
"Donnie and Nicholas have worked well together before, but Enter The Master will take the collaboration a step further by pitting the two directly against each other, both emotionally and physically," said Albert LEE 利雅博, Emperor's CEO.