Acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark is gearing up tostart shooting his next feature as director - the US$12m wuxia epic
Hong Kong stars Leon Lai and Charlie Young are headliningthe cast of the film which is also expected to feature talent from China andKorea. Veteran action director Lau Kar-leung, whose credits include suchkung-fu classics as 36th Chamber OfShaolin and Eight Diagram PoleFighter, is overseeing the action sequences.
Based on the martial arts novel by Liang Yusheng,
Production on the film is scheduled to start in the desertsof Xinjiang Province in Western China in September and continue until the endof the year. However, Tsui is also producing a TV series based on the samematerial which will take around nine months to shoot.
Renowned as a major innovator and master of the actiongenre, Tsui Hark has not directed a feature since Black Mask 2: City Of Masks in 2002 - a long interval by Hong Kongstandards - but he's produced several projects in the interim, including
For a while he was attached to direct Media Asia's