A collective of Hong Kong companies, under the banner One Cool Group, launched their debut slate of productions at Filmart yesterday, which includes as as-yet-untitled crime thriller to be produced by Soi Cheang.
Jonathan Li Chi-jun will direct the project which interweaves the world of the internet and reality. Soi Cheang’s credits include The Monkey King and upcoming action drama SPL2: A Time For Consequences.
One Cool Group’s debut slate also includes an untitled youth love story to be produced by Sam Lee and directed by Sam Leong Tak-sam; an untitled crime mystery to be directed by Cash Chin Man-kei; and an untitled drama about a soccer coach inspiring his team to be directed by Lam Chi-chung.
Sam Lee and Lam Chi-chung are both well-known Hong Kong actors – Lee regularly works with Fruit Chan, while Lam starred in Stephen Chow’s Kung-fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer.
The slate also includes two horror movies – Get Outta Here, produced by Lam Ka-tung and directed by Nick Leung, which is in post-production; and Master Fat, directed by and starring Nick Cheung, which started shooting on March 9.
One Cool Group will invest in, produce, market and distribute films across Asia. It also aims to offer integrated production services to producers, including post-production, visual effects, props, make-up and equipment rental.
The group comprises production outfit One Cool Film Production; VFX houses Fat Face Production and Different Digital Design; SFX make-up house Cinemorph SFX and equipment rental company Hang Wang Cinematic Equipment Rental.