Chan Ho Nam and his Young and Dangerous gang will return more buff than ever, in a new Category III remake with more profanity, explicit violence and sex.
Co-produced by Wong Jing (王晶), Young and Dangerous: Reloaded <古惑仔：江湖新秩序> aims to bring back the popular characters from the 1996 original, one of Hong Kong’s best-selling gangster movies. The remake also reunited filmmaker Manfred Wong (王文雋) and Wong Jing for the first time in 12 years. Young and Dangerous: Reloaded arrives in Hong Kong theaters on January 10, 2013.
Death by Being Burned Alive
In a scene filmed for Young and Dangerous: Reloaded earlier this week, Ugly Kwan (Sammy Shum 沈震軒), is ambushed and burned alive by Chan Ho Nam (Him Law 羅仲謙). Oscar Leung (梁烈唯), Jazz Lam (林子善), Philip Ng (伍允龍), and Dominic Ho (何浩文) join in the violent scene. It was reportedly a horrifying, yet impressive scene with 200 extras brought in.
Him Law described the horror he felt towards his character’s actions, “I never thought I would douse someone with gasoline and light him on fire. Brutally burning someone alive is horrifying and extremely disturbing!” Him hopes that the audience will like how the cast interpreted their characters and not compare them directly to the characters from the original movie.
Ugly Kwan’s death scene also marked the completion of filming and the beginning of post-production work for Young and Dangerous: Reloaded.
According to Wong Jing, Young and Dangerous: Reloaded is the first of multiple films planned for the remake project. Filming in Taiwan will be required for the planned sequel, in which Him is ready to go. “I would like to see more follow-ups. At the end of this movie, I will be a fugitive leaving for Taiwan. I am praying to be on location in Taiwan for the sequel,” Him said.
When asked if he enjoyed the romantic scenes, Him said that he did not even get a hug in the movie. “It’s like the feeling of staring at the menu, but you are forbidden to order anything.” Him said.
Oscar Leung, who plays Chicken, also hopes that viewers will appreciate their performance. “We did our best and I believe it was beyond our expectations. I hope the audience will like our version of Young and Dangerous.”
Wong Jing Praises Sammy Shum
Wong Jing praised Sammy Shum, who plays Ugly Kwan in the new remake. Wong Jing called Sammy’s performance to be on par with Francis Ng’s (吳鎮宇) depiction from the original film. Sammy tried to act the role in his own style and has not seen Francis’ version of Ugly Kwan.
Denise Ho (何韻詩) was chosen by Wong Jing to play Thirteenth Sister for her style and manliness. Wong Jing intends to film a new movie that will feature Denise in a leading role.
Young and Dangerous: Reloaded will hit the theaters on January 10, 2013. The film will release the same weekend as Wong Kar Wai’s (王家衛) The Grandmasters <一代宗師>. Facing his rival Wong Kar Wai once again, Wong Jing said the two have competed numerous times in past box office line-ups. However, Wong Jing joked about Wong Kar Wai’s usual schedule delays. “I’ll believe it when I see it,” Wong commented on The Grandmasters reportedly opening on the same weekend.
“Young and Dangerous: Reloaded” Trailer
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