Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP) launched a 15-film slate at Filmart to commemorate its 15th anniversary.
The line-up includes titles such as Chapman To-directed and Herman Yau-produced The Mobfathers, Stanley Kwan-produced romantic drama Love In Sicily, Fruit Chan’s suspense thriller Kill Time and the new Yuen Wo-ping Project.
For The Mobfathers, the makers of Sara are collaborating again on a dark comedy set in the Hong Kong underworld where the five leading gangs are holding an election for the ruling boss.
For Love In Sicily, Lin Yu-Hsien (Jump Ashin!) directs Korean star Lee Jun-ki in a coming-of-age love story set in Shanghai and Italy.
Angelababy and Ethan Ruan star in Kill Time, a film about an obscure shopping website that leads to a vital clue in a mysterious murder.
Albert Lee is producing the Yuen Wo-ping Project, an as-yet-untitled comedy in which eccentric martial artists gather for an epochal kung-fu showdown.
EMP also has We Are The World, also directed by Fruit Chan and produced by Daniel Yu, which stars Hins Cheung in a story about a group of aspiring eight-year-old ballroom dancers getting ready for a competition.
Yu is also producing courtroom drama War Of Injustice, directed by Derek Kwok.
EMP also has in development a new Benny Chan detective film, and a film from Infernal Affairs directors Alan Mak and Felix Chong, who recently directed a short starring themselves hiding in their office and working on a secretive project.