Edko Films unveiled two-part horror feature Tales From The Dark at Filmart yesterday, comprising six segments adapted from stories written by best-selling Hong Kong author Lilian Lee.
The six segments will be directed by Fruit Chan, Lee Chi Ngai, Lawrence Lau, Teddy Robin, Gordon Chan and actor Simon Yam in his directorial debut. Edko’s Bill Kong is producing with Mathew Tang’s Movie Addict Productions.
The project’s ensemble cast will include Yam, Kelly Chen, Maggie Shiu, Yuen Qiu, Josephine Koo, Tony Leung Kar-fai and Lam Suet. Behind-the-scenes talent includes production designer Yee Chung-man and costume designer Shirley Chan.
Kong said the project was initiated after the huge success of Edko’s Cold War: “The local audience is eager to see pure Hong Kong movies, as evidenced by a series of recent local box office hits. What’s exciting about making a pure HK movie is that there is no boundary and restriction in terms of creativity and the level of horror.”
The two parts of the film will be released on July 4 and August 1 to coincide with Chinese hungry ghost month.
Edko’s Filmart slate also includes $20m police action title Firestorm, directed by Alan Yuen and starring Andy Lau, and A Complicated Story, directed by Chow Kwun-wai and starring Jacky Cheung.