DONNIE YEN To Play Notorious Gangster In CHASING THE DRAGON With ANDY LAU. UPDATE: Full Trailers

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UPDATE: See the latest action-packed Trailers below!

UPDATE: The Teaser Trailer is here along with the latest images!

UPDATE: Latest Posters!

WELL GO USA has acquired the rights to CHASING THE THE DRAGON for English speaking territories including North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

They are the same distributor behind the North American release of ‘Ip Man 3’.

Stay tuned for a release date.

SOURCE: Deadline

UPDATE: Martial arts star PHILIP NG (Birth Of The Dragon) just shared an on-set image (via his Instagram) of him with lead actor DONNIE YEN!

The film also features Ng’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shanghai’ co-star MICHELE HU, KENT CHENG (Ip Man 3), XU DONG-DONG, PHILIP KEUNG (Helios) and WILFRED LAU.

UPDATE: Full size latest variations of the recently released Posters!

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UPDATE: Behind-the-scenes images featuring Donnie Yen in character as ‘Ng Sek-Ho’!

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You can rest assured that there WILL BE ACTION in the film. Just not your typical flashy stuff that you are use to seeing from Donnie. Expect more hack-em slash-em type gangster brutalness.

UPDATE: The FIRST image from the set featuring DONNIE YEN and ANDY LAU!

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UPDATE: Star DONNIE YEN recently attended the “Save The Children” event as the new ambassador and he was asked about ‘Chasing The Dragon’ and if he was “itchy” from not having to fight.

Yen responded: “I can’t be happier about not having to fight, it’s a new challenge. I haven’t run into this genre before. I like to challenge myself. As an artist I have to have the guts and the courage in order to improve. I look forward to working with (Andy) Lau Tak Wa for the first time very much.”

It looks like the film is more of a character driven drama (similar to the original) with the action taking a back seat.

After filming in Thailand, ‘Chasing The Dragon’ will resume production in Hong Kong today.

Stay tuned for more details.

SOURCE: hktopten

UPDATE: Producer WONG JING confirms ANDY LAU will indeed join DONNIE YEN in CHASING THE DRAGON!

SOURCE: AFS

Another day, another DONNIE YEN project is apparently in the works! Yen have accepted the leading role to play notorious real life gangster ‘Ng Sek-Ho’ in CHASING THE DRAGON.

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‘Chasing The Dragon’ is an updated remake of the 1991 classic ‘To Be Number One’ starring Yen’s ‘Flashpoint’ co-star Ray Lui. The original follow “a peasant named Ho who travels to Hong Kong from mainland China looking to succeed in the criminal underworld. The streets already run rampant with Triad gangs, so Ho makes a deal with Boss Kun. If he can seize control of the district of Sham Shui Po from Kun’s rivals, he will be put in charge of it. Ho accomplishes this feat violently, and his cold-blooded ruthlessness helps him rise up through the syndicate’s ranks. Unfortunately, his vices threaten to bring him down.”

The film will be produced by WONG JING (Once Upon A Time In Shanghai) with Hong Kong superstar ANDY LAU (The Bodyguard) in talks to join the cast. Behind the camera will be cinematographer JASON KWAN (Cold War 2) taking on directing duties for the first time.

‘Chasing The Dragon’ is set to begin shooting next month.

This project will push the previously announced ‘Wisely‘ to the back-burner along with Yen’s long list of other upcoming projects including ‘City Of Darkness‘ (which is also rumored to co-star Andy Lau), ‘Dragon City’, ‘The Master’, ‘Noodle Man‘, ‘Ip Man 4‘, ‘Flashpoint 2‘, and the still unreleased second part of ‘Iceman‘.

Yen will next be seen on the big-screen this December in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘ and January 2017 in ‘XXX: Return Of Xander Cage‘.

SOURCE: City On Fire

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6 COMMENTS

  1. WOW! It’s just fantastic to be a Donnie Yen fan these days. He’s now had so much success lately, that he just seems to excel with the amount of upcoming movies and ongoing projects. He’s just so hot now, looking young and happy, and a lot better now when he’s gained some weight and put on some more muscles again since Ip Man 3. Can’t wait for all the upcoming movies. I counted to eleven projects on hand right now for the “forever young” and “greatest of all time” Donnie Yen. The picture from the filming of Chasing the Dragon is awesome. Not to talk about the picture in the canute.

    I really wish DY all the best luck with the new movies. I also have to say that it doesn’t matter if we don’t get as much MA in the future, as long as he just stays with us another decade, so that we can watch his films. He’s so multitalented that he can play in a musical, or comedy or whatever. Just loved him in “An Inspector calls” and “Alls well end’s well” 2012. Also in “The Return of Chen Zhen” where he plays the piano.

    Finally; Donnie Yen, when we watch your movies we can feel your heart (and your passion).

  2. I was watching that picture from “Chasing the Dragon”, that I’ve seen on DonnieYen.Asia, once again, and of course I was wrong about the canute. I was thinking of the water around him, but anyway, it’s not a canute but a hang mat. My mistake, sorry for that.
    Mona from Sweden

  3. Thank you for publishing all the new pictures from the movie, which looks like a terrific and exciting one. DY looks like an Italian Godfather. He also looks so big. I can’t remember having seen him this big before in any movie, and I’ve seen most of them. Maybe in 14 Blades?
    This is one of the movies, together with Ip Man 4 and American Revenge, that I’m looking forward to the most. Talking about Godfathers and American Revenge, does anybody knows when they are going to start filming that one? I read in a Prague newspaper that they where supposed to start in November in Chinatown Prague, but due to Chasing the Dragon, MAAC wrote that it will certainly be delayed.
    Nice to see that Kang Yu has a role in this movie as well. He looks awesome in that long and curly hair. Does he speaks Cantonese though? Like Donnies hairstyle as well, nice colour ( not as bluish as Ip Man 3 )
    and length. I hope somebody can answer my questions, but it seems like I’m the only one who is commenting here. Why? It’s a very nice and informative site. Thank you and have a nice day!

    Mona from Sweden

  4. What amazing posters. The guys look terrific. Can’t understand that both of them are over fifty. What is it with those Chinese men, who just look forever young. Is it the food, the genes or the spirit? These posters though, would really look beautiful on my bedroom wall. Will they be available to buy somewhere? I’m looking forward so much to this movie. I think it’s going to be awesome, fantasic and wonderful.
    Have a nice day! Mona from Sweden.

  5. Commenting on Philip NGs Instagram picture on him and DY.

    Are these two schoolboys really playing gangsters, or is it a sequel to “All’s well ends well 2012?

    Seems like I own the commentary field on every DY movie. Thank you MAAC for having that possibility. For me it’s one of the best ways to keep on practising English. I love to read, write and speak foreign languages. DY is my favourite actor and David Garrett, the violinist, is my favourite musician. Both these guys have the unusual gift of being magical. Love them both.

  6. I have been watching donnie since the days of Drunken Tai Chi…keep on trucking Donnie !!
    I AM LOOKING forward the your new movies.
    !,

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