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) while Yen is to be credited as action director. Production and sales are handled by Emperor Motion Pictures Ltd 英皇電影有限公司.
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.
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