Hong Kong-based Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP) is launching sales on Soi Cheang-produced comedy drama Two Thumbs Up at Filmart
Currently in post-production, the film tells the story of a band of aspiring gangsters who impersonate policemen in order to commit a robbery, but end up working with the police to catch a gang of more dangerous criminals.
The film’s ensemble cast includes Francis Ng, Simon Yam, Leo Ku, Patrick Tam, Mark Cheng and Christie Chen.
It marks the directorial debut of scriptwriter Lau Ho Leung, whose credits include EMP’s The Great Magician and Triple Tap. He was also a co-writer on Painted Skin and EMP’s upcoming Kung-fu Jungle, starring Donnie Yen.
Soi Cheang recently directed Chinese New Year smash hit The Monkey King.
EMP has also added two romantic dramas – Chen Sicheng’s Beijing Love Story and Snow Zou’s With Or Without – to its Filmart slate.
Starring Nicholas Tse and Gao Yuanyuan, With Or Without was filmed in Beijing and New York.
Beijing Love Story, starring Tony Leung Ka-fai and Carina Lau, was recently a big hit on the mainland.