April 21st, 2013

金城武//Burning lust

Donnie Yen produces two films

After announcing the establishment of his new production company, Super Hero Films in March, "Ip Man" actor Donnie Yen revealed that they are preparing to begin their very first two movies, as reported on Jayne Stars website.

The first project, "The Master", is still in its early pre-production stages and will be helmed by "The Monkey King" director, Cheang Pou Soi. The martial arts genre will tell a story of a Hong Kong immigrant who becomes a target of revenge after opening up his own kung fu school in 1970s America.

Shooting will begin this year with Donnie himself starring in the film.

Meanwhile, "Journey to the West" co-director, Derek Kwok, will be directing Super Hero Films' second project, "Kowloon Walled City", also set in the 1970s. The action-packed movie also stars Donnie, who will ally up with the Hong Kong Police Force to battle crime and corruption in the dangerously self-governed walled city, which has been demolished by the Hong Kong government.

Derek and Donnie clarified that "Kowloon Walled City" will not glorify the triads, but will tell the story of a group of small-time gangsters who fight for justice and survival.

According to Derek, "I initially had a completely different idea for "Kowloon Walled City". I wanted it to be dark, depressing, and evil – to have the black and white sides mingling together with a crime-infested story. It is rather heavy, but Donnie wanted to film something positive."

Both films will be introduced at the Cannes Film Festival this year, which will be held next month.


China: Sichuan Earthquake Kills At Least 179

By Mark Stone, China correspondent

At least 179 people are believed to have been killed and more than 6,700 injured after an earthquake struck China's province of Sichuan.

Chinese news agency Xinhua said the quake, measured at varying magnitudes between 6.6 and 7.0, struck at 8.02am local time close to the city of Ya'an in Lushan county and the epicentre had a depth of a little less than eight miles (13km).

It started landslides, destroyed buildings, and triggered a major rescue operation involving emergency services and more than 2,000 troops.

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