Media Asia adds Yen titles to Cannes slate
Hong Kong’s Media Asia has added two titles starring Donnie Yen to its Cannes slate – Soi Cheang’s Enter the Master and Dragon City, to be directed by Derek Kwok.
The two films will be produced by the Super Hero label launched jointly by Media Asia and Yen.
Currently in pre-production, Enter the Master will star Yen as a Hong Kong immigrant in the US in the 1970s who opens a kung-fu school, but finds himself the target of a vengeful gun shop owner.
Soi Cheang’s credits include Accident, which played in competition at Venice in 2009, and more recently Motorway, which Media Asia is also repping at Cannes.
Also in pre-production, Dragon City is set in 1970s Hong Kong and follows a group of police tackling corrupt cops and villains in the Walled City in Kowloon. Kwok recently co-directed Journey To The West: Conquering Demons with Stephen Chow.
At the recent Filmart contents market in Hong Kong, Media Asia unveiled another two titles – Taiwanese comedy Campus Confidential, directed by Chunyu Lai produced by Su Chao Pin and Jimmy Huang; and Gary Mak’s action comedy SDU: Sex Duties Unit, produced by Pang Ho-cheung and Subi Liang.
Media Asia’s Cannes slate also includes Johnnie To’s widely-sold Drug War and upcoming Blind Detective, starring Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng; Arvin Chen’s Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow; and Jay Sun’s Switch.