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Yuen Woo-ping, the martial arts choreographer of “The Matrix” trilogy, will take the director’s chair for a kung-fu comedy titled “Hand Over Fist.”
A co-production with Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures taking the lead, the film sees its modern-day protagonists swept into a 600-year feud between rivaling martial arts masters from yesteryear.
Shooting is expected to begin later this year. Other co-production partners and the cast are to be confirmed.
This is the first time Emperor collaborated with Yuen, who recently directed “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny,” some 16 years after choreographing the action scenes of the Oscar-winning “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”
Yuen, often referred to as the Master, has numerous other credits on leading fight films. These include action director on current hit “Ip Man 3,” assistant director and action choreographer on “Fearless” (aka “Jet Li’s Fearless”), and action choreographer on Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster. »
- Shirley Lau
1. Swordsman in the Twilight (1967)
Director: Chung Chang-Hwa
Cast: Nam Goong-Won, Yoon Jeong-Hee, Heo Jang-Kang
Best known for helming the Shaw Brothers film King Boxer (1972) a.k.a. Five Fingers of Death, which stands as one of the best cult films among Hong Kong martial art films, Director Chung pioneered in the genre of action films in Korean cinema. The film stepped into the spotlight at the Biff (Busan International Film Festival) in 2003.
In the reign of the king Sukjong, the new queen, Jang Hui-Bin ascends the throne. Oh Ki-Ryong, an ally of Jang, tyrannizes those who remain sympathetic to the old queen, Min. A lone swordsman, Kim Tae-Won appears and gets rid of the allies of Jang with a certain vengeance. He gradually unfolds his story in flashbacks.
2. The General’s Son (1990)
Director: Im Kwon-Taek
Cast: Park Sang‑Min, Shin Hyun‑Joon, Lee Il‑Jae
The first installment, »
- Lady Jane
You’ve seen our piece on the greatest one-man wrecking machines in movies. This article is similar, but kind of the exact opposite. Instead of one guy (or girl) destroying an army, I wanted to lay out what the greatest 1 v 1 match-ups have been throughout the history of cinema, complete with video evidence. Of course I a probably missed some, so feel free to let me know in the comments, as I’m sure you will. 12) Fearless – Jet Li vs. O’Brien There were a million different Jet Li fights to choose from, but this scene from Fearless is
The 12 Best One-on-One Fights in Movies »
- Paul Tassi
Leeder will work on the development of new Asian film, TV and new media projects.
Tokyo-based distributor 108 Media is partnering with Mike Leeder to help expand its slate of Asian content.
Based in the company’s Hong Kong office, Leeder will work on the development of Asian film, TV and new media, commencing with two projects: A Martian Arts Journey and Tracking The Dragon.
Abhi Rastogi, Founder and CEO of 108 Media, said: “We have had great success with the diverse range of content we have distributed to a host of media, as we continue to grow we require top level expertise in the field in order to sustain our position as leaders in the market. Mike is well respected and valued for his experience within the Asian entertainment sector, so he is the »
4 items from 2016
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