A host of films from Hong Kong are lining up at AFM, including Pang Ho Cheung’s return home, Soi Cheang’s sci-fi action thriller and Tsui Hark’s hotly tipped 3D spy movie. Sarah Cooper reports


Dir Pang Ho Cheung

Leading Hong Kong film-maker Pang Ho Cheung returns home from Beijing for this widely acclaimed drama revolving around the members of an extended family starring Louis Koo, Eric Tsang, Miriam Yeung and Gigi Leung. Produced by Pang’s Making Film Productions, the film - which opened Hong Kong International Film Festival - is co-produced by Sun Entertainment, Sil-Metropole Organization and Huayi Brothers.

Contact Ricky Tse, Bravos Pictures, ricky.tse@bravospictures.com

Little Big Master

Dir Adrian Kwan

Miriam Yeung and Louis Koo star in this drama, based on a true story, about a teacher who works for a token salary in an attempt to keep a kindergarten from closing. Benny Chan is producing for Universe Entertainment and the film is in post-production.

Contact Alice Leung, Universe Films Distribution, alice_leung@uih.com.hk

Unforgotten (working title)

Dir Soi Cheang

Following his success with Chinese New Year hit The Monkey King, Hong Kong film-maker Soi Cheang is turning his hand to a sci-fi action thriller with this $18m production for Mei Ah Entertainment revolving around two police officers who read victims’ memories to reveal details of the suspects. The film will start shooting early next year after the director wraps The Monkey King 2.

Contact Sara Law, Mei Ah Entertainment, sara@meiah.com

The Taking Of Tiger Mountain

Dir Tsui Hark

Currently in post, Tsui Hark’s highly anticipated 3D spy movie, based on the novel Tracks In The Snowy Forest, is produced by Huang Jianxin for Bona Film Group and stars Zhang Hanyu, Tony Leung Ka-fai and Lin Gengxin.

Contact Virginia Leung, Distribution Workshop, virginia@distributionworkshop.com

SPL2 - A Time For Consequences

Dir Soi Cheang

The prequel to the 2005 film SPL: Sha Po Lang is a $23m action thriller featuring Tony Jaa alongside Wu Jing and Simon Yam. Currently in production, the story follows a Hong Kong cop trying to save his daughter’s life. Fusing Chinese and Thai martial arts, it is produced by Sun Entertainment for an expected 2015 release.

Contact Ricky Tse, Bravos Pictures, ricky.tse@bravospictures.com
Asian sales Star Alliance, info@staralliancemovies.com


Dirs Sunny Luk, Longman Leung

The directors’ follow-up to hit thriller Cold War focuses on a criminal wanted in South Korea who arrives in Hong Kong to sell a nuclear bomb to terrorists. Jacky Cheung, Nick Cheung and Shawn Yue star.

Contact Fred Tsui, Media Asia, frederick_tsui@mediaasia.com

Also at the market

All Rights Entertainment is selling Rita Hui’s Keening Woman.

Bravos Pictures presents the market debut of Brian Tse’s animation McDull, Me & My Mum, as well as Nick Leung’s $3m thriller Get Outta Here (in post) and James Hung’s drama The Seventh Lie.

China 3D Digital Distribution is at AFM with the market debuts of Patrick Kong’s $3.5m romantic drama Return Of The Cuckoo and Wilson Chin’s action film Special Female Force as well as 3D Lost In Wrestling, Delete My Love, Imprisoned: Survival Guide For Rich And Prodigal and Undercover Duet.

Distribution Workshop presents the market debut of Eric Khoo’s In The Room, along with two Derek Lee titles, I Am Somebody and Sword Master (3D) and Jacob Cheung’s period drama The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom.

Edko Films brings Ferris Lin’s documentary Boundless and Alan Yuen’s action film Firestorm to market.

Emperor Motion Pictures is here with the market debut of Dante Lam’s action To The Fore, along with Teddy Chen’s Kung Fu Jungle, Herman Yau’s Sara and Lau Jo-leung’s Two Thumbs Up.

Fortissimo Films’ Hong Kong offerings include Fruit Chan’s comedy horror The Midnight After.

Golden Scene Company presents Philip Yung’s May We Chat, Amos Wong’s Dot 2 Dot and Adam Wong’s The Way We Dance.

Media Asia Film Distribution is also at AFM with the market debut of Leon Lai’s action drama Wine War, as well as Johnnie To’s romantic comedy sequel Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2 and animation Monkey King Reloaded.

Mega-Vision Project Workshop brings Daniel Chan’s horror film Sifu Vs Vampire and Aman Chang’s comedy Flirting In The Air.

Mei Ah Entertainment has Carrie Ng’s horror Knock Knock! Who’s There?, Philip Yung’s $5m drama Port Of Call (in post), Sung Kee’s Untitled Love Comedy and Jo Ma’s 3D thriller On Fallen Wings.

See Movie is selling Ching Po Wong’s martial-arts movie Once Upon A Time In Shanghai.

Star Alliance sells two Jil Wong titles, $2m drama Guilty and erotic drama S For Sex S For Secrets, as well as Lee Po-cheung’s action comedy Gangster Pay Day and Joe Chien’s $4m Zombie Fight Club.

Universe Films Distribution presents two Vincent Kok titles, House Of Wolves and Shock Wave (working title) and James Yuen’s Paris Holiday (working title).

Additional reporting by Liz Shackleton