Through newHong Kong-based production company ArtforceInternational, two top
A new jointventure between Yee, Chan and his business partner Andre Morgan, Artforce is co-producing the $4.6m (HK$36m) film with theChina Film Group and Beijing Polybona from
The film isalso written by the director Yee, a two-time best director as well as bestscreenwriter winner at the Hong Kong Film Awards. The project aims to be arealistic portrayal of the underworld shot in a contemporary way along thelines of Steven Soderbergh's Traffic and Mike Newell's DonnieBrasco.
Asiansuperstar Andy Lau plays a powerful drug lord alongside Daniel Wu as hissuccessor and Louise Koo as a drug addict. The castalso includes Anita Yuen and mainland actress Zhang Jingchu.
"This isthe best script that Peter and I have seen in a long time. We are excited aboutthe subject matter which carries the strong message of drugs kill and drugs arebad. It will leave a big impact with the audience," says executive producerMorgan, who last year collaborated with Chan on Perhaps Love and McDull, The Alumni.
Shooting isnow underway in