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Golden Scene snaps up Haf project 'Napping Kid'

14 March 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Adaptation of award-winning novel debuting at Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (Haf).

Hong Kong-based sales outfit Golden Scene has picked up the worldwide rights to Amos Why’s Napping Kid, which is making its project debut at Haf.

Adapted from an award-winning novel, Napping Kid follows the investigation by an investment bank It engineer of a confidential computer file that is held ransom but for a ridiculously small amount.

The cast includes Candy Cheung, who was nominated for best new performer at the Hong Kong Film Awards for Why’s first feature Dot 2 Dot, and rising star Ng Siu Hin, who was last seen in Ten Years and Adam Wong’s She Remembers, He Forgets.

Golden Scene managing director Winnie Tsang said: “I believe in Amos from our working experience on his previous film Dot 2 Dot. Besides, Napping Kid has a universal subject matter, which will appeal to a lot more overseas markets.”

Golden Scene is also »

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Yuen Woo-ping's 'Hand Over Fist' on Emperor's Filmart slate

13 March 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures (Emp) is launching sales on new titles from Yuen Woo-ping, Fruit Chan and Ho Yuhang at Filmart.

Yuen’s action film, titled Hand Over Fist, follows a cartoon artist who gets swept up in a feud between battling groups of martial arts masters.

Emp plans to start shooting the film at the end of the year. Yuen Woo-ping, fight choreographer on The Matrix and veteran director of Drunken Master (1978) and Iron Monkey (1993), recently directed martial arts sequel Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny.

Following suspense thriller Kill Time, Chan is directing Shining Moment, a drama revolving around a Latin dance competition, for Emp. The film, in post-production, stars Hins Cheung and Echo Hao.

Ho Yuhang is also in post on action title Mrs K, starring Kara Wai and Simon Yam, produced by Malaysia’s Red Films and Paperheart.

New titles on Emp’s slate also include Herman Yau’s horror »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Emp launches sales on 'Heaven In The Dark'

11 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Hong Kong Film Awards-nominated drama stars Karena Lam and Jacky Cheung.

Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures (Emp) is launching sales on sexual harrassment drama Heaven In The Dark, starring Karena Lam and Jacky Cheung.

Adapted from the play French Kiss by Candace Chong, the film tells the story of a woman who shares a kiss with a pastor and then files sexual harrassment charges against him. The pastor ends up losing his faith as a consequence of her actions, while the woman tries to find salvation in religion.

The film, which is scheduled for a Hong Kong release on March 24, marks the directorial debut of Lam’s husband Yuen Kim-wai, an established commercials and music video director.

Although not yet released, the film has already picked up best actress (Lam) and best actor (Cheung) nominations at this year’s Hong Kong Film Awards, which take place on April 3. It has also been selected as the »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Lee Po-cheung’s Gangster Payday – Biff Closing Film Review

30 January 2016 9:20 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Lee Po-cheung's Gangster Payday - Biff Closing Film ReviewSTORY65%ACTING70%DIRECTING70%VISUALS70%POSITIVESAnthony Wong's performanceHK 80's and 90's film aestheticsHumorNEGATIVESNot much action2016-01-3069%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (0 Votes)0%

The closing film of the 19th Busan International Film Festival is a hybrid of triad movie, action, romance, comedy, and drama, with the distinct Hk aesthetics of the 80’s and 90’s and a great performance by Anthony Wong.


Ghost is an old school crime boss who has turned legit, operating karaoke clubs, massage parlors, and renting property. Bill however, a rival gang leader who happens to be his cousin, pressures him to sell drugs on his establishments, and later on is hired by property developers and pesters Ghost to sell his real estate. Those properties include a traditional teahouse run by Mei, a beautiful young girl who eventually becomes the romantic interest of both Ghost and one of his young and most trusted sidekicks, »

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