New Hong Kong production and financing outfit 852 Films has started production on award-winning director Pang Ho Cheung’s latest film,Dream Home, starring Josie Ho, Anthony Wong and Eason Chan.
The film, in which Ho plays a woman who will stop of nothing to own her dream home, is Pang’s first foray into the slasher genre. His credits include well-received dramas Isabella, which screened in competition at Berlin in 2006, and Exodus, which played in competition at San Sebastian.
Produced by Subi Liang, Conroy Chan and Ho, and executive produced by Andrew Ooi, Dream Home is based on a script orginated by Pang and written by Pang, Derek Tsang and Jimmy Wan, who last collaborated together on Isabella.
Michelle Ye Suen, Lawrence Chou, Derek Tsang, Juno Mak, Sip Lap Man and veteran actors Wong Ching and Lo Hoi Pang round out the cast.
Ho has previously starred in films such as Johnnie To’s Exiled and Kenneth Bi’s The Drummer and had a cameo role in Hyde Park/20th Century Fox’s Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun Li.
Based in Hong Kong, 852 Films is a company set up by Chan, Ho and Ooi which is developing, producing and financing a slate of five films.