TVB Invites Louis Koo to Film “Line Walker” Movie Version

By on October 6, 2014 in Hot Gossip!, Movies

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TVB announced plans to produce a movie version for the crime thriller drama Line Walker <使徒行者>, which completed its 31-episode broadcast run on October 3. The project is slated to film next year, and TVB has invited Louis Koo (古天樂) and Mainland Chinese actor, Guo Tao (郭濤) from Dad, Where Are We Going? <爸爸去哪兒> to join the cast.

Line Walker, which stars Michael Miu (苗僑偉), Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼), and Raymond Lam (林峯), was the most discussed drama during its run in Hong Kong. In mainland China, Line Walker broke TVB’s viewership records online, reaching 1.4 billion views in total. It is currently TVB’s most-viewed drama in mainland China, defeating Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲宵II>.

According to reports, TVB plans to make a movie version of Line Walker. Most of the original cast will return to star in the film, in addition to new cast members for new characters. Allagedly, the movie will retain its storyline about undercover agents. It will also explore the background of Foon Hei Gor, famously portrayed by Benz Hui (許紹雄), and his story before he quit his business.

TVB executive Virginia Lok (樂易玲) revealed, “The reaction [of the series] is very good. Although Hong Kong’s ratings are not out yet, the series generated more views than any other TVB drama on mainland Chinese websites. Even Triumph in the Skies 2 had a movie version, so we are considering one for Line Walker as well.  In terms of the characters for the film, we will add film actors to accommodate the market. As for the subject matter, we will have to cut the idea of having ‘black cops’ so we can conveniently push the film to the Mainland market.”

Source: Oriental Daily ; Sina.com

This article is written Addy for JayneStars.com.

81 comments to TVB Invites Louis Koo to Film “Line Walker” Movie Version

  1. loooooooooo says:

    if chow yun fatt or tony leong kar fai can invove is better

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    • Tvbfan replied:

      Anyone of those guys would be great.

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  2. softrice says:

    Bring on the 5 Tigers!

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  3. Shannon says:

    Omg please let Louis interfere with Charmaine and Raymond’s relationship, that’ll be interesting!

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    • loooooooooo replied:

      yes , dang jer dump pao seed for louis

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    • Andrew replied:

      Yes!! If I was nail, I will pick Louis over him anydayyy!

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  4. Rachel says:

    is louia koo just filming every film version of tvb dramas? lol first TITS and now line walker haha

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    • tinlun replied:

      Can’t blame TVB. Louis Koo is technically still a TVB actor. He’s owed TVB for years. Guess this is a way to get their favors out of the way so he can finally free himself out of his TVB debt.

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    • Mike replied:

      Every movie he touches sells.

      Never close to winning best actor though lol

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      • Tvbfan replied:

        Every movie Louis Koo does has a very high box office but @Mike your wrong he came close to winning best actor a few times.

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  5. AL says:

    love it! Great news!

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  6. Toby says:

    Smart to add Louis Koo because none of the cast in LW is marketable in movie, not even Michael Miu and Raymond. I hope they add a movie actress as well because although Charmaine is good, she’s not a movie star.

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    • Shannon replied:

      Maybe Fala!

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      • loooooooooo replied:

        golden reincarnation of hong kong movie star:-
        patrick tse = michael miu
        chow yun fat=louise koo
        andy lau = raymond lam
        tony leong = bosco wong
        tony K.F leong =nicholas tse
        frances ng = ron ng
        ekin cheng = him law
        jordan chan =oscar leung

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      • sophia replied:

        The new generation can never be as good as the old ones except Michael Miu since he is kinda old, same as Andy Lau, Tony Leung.

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      • Toby replied:

        Sad to admit but Michael Miu fell behind to his peers Andy and Tony. With exception of Felix and Kent.

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      • loooooooooo replied:

        Michael is doing alright.He had a perfect family with a beautiful wife & two grown adult children.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        …… and lots of money ….. I meant Michael Miu.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Hi Jayne:

        …… and lots of money ….. I meant Michael Miu.
        —————————————
        What is wrong with the above post?

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      • anoninhk replied:

        MM did not fall behind at all! he left acting in the 90s to set up an eyewear business. when he sold it several years ago, it was one of the biggest chains in hk, and he reportedly received 200 million hkd for it. he went back to acting because his kids were grown up and he was bored. not bad, methinks!

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      • winnie replied:

        FALA … NOoooooo, that girl can’t act!!!

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      • MW replied:

        @winnie,
        Totally agree!!!

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    • Lil replied:

      I don’t think Louis is that marketable in the mainland market – in movies anyway. Almost all of his films are from Hong Kong with HK actors like Lau Ching Wan. Maybe its because of his poor Mandarin that he wasn’t offered more diverse roles than say Andy, Tony or even Aaron.

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      • loooooooooo replied:

        louis can’t even speak proper mandarin

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  7. Chloe Lee says:

    Isnt it funny how they have to “write out” the black cop story line to push it to the mainland market?
    What is this insinuating?

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    • MW replied:

      “What is this insinuating?”

      What’s heading HK’s way? Change!!! Brace yourself, HK. The changes are coming, one-by-one. Slowly but surely.

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  8. loooooooooo says:

    if 15% of china population went to see this movie, it is already box office

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  9. Hannahh says:

    i dont mind TVB milking Line Walker haha looking forward it!

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  10. K-drama Addict says:

    Cast Jessica Hsuan along side with Louis Koo would be perfect since we cannot deny their on-screen chemistry.

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  11. oscar says:

    Louis koo again?! This is seriously boring! Hk got no other actors iszit? Movie makers run out of ideas iszit?

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    • GeorgeLam replied:

      Yeah i think there are more candidates than the olive skin Mr Koo.,,

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    • Prettysup replied:

      Exactly!! Why always that same guy again ?

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  12. wunn says:

    They should put Tony Leung Ka fei since he was originally part of the storyline but he withdrew due to medical conditions

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    • kolo replied:

      yes it would be great,tony leung ka fei as the big boss,michael mui back as officer,louis ko paired up with tavia instead of lam fung and charmaine.

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      • Shannon replied:

        No not Tavia, keep charmaine

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Definitely not Tavia Yeung.

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      • MW replied:

        “tony leung ka fei as the big boss,michael mui back as officer,louis koo paired up with tavia instead of …”

        Much better!!!

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      • Alluka replied:

        Pair Louis with someone who have zero experience in movie field? Are you kidding?

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      • Toby replied:

        No not tavia. Charmaine alone not enough too. Need a non TVB face maybe add Sammi or some TW or Korean actress.

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      • Toby replied:

        So it can have movie faces of Louis, Tony Leung Ka Fai, and a movie actress to carry the movie with TVB faces Michael Miu, Charmaine Sheh, Raymond.

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      • Alluka replied:

        @Toby: Louis and Tony Leung Ka Fai were TV faces in a long while. During the first period when Louis entered movie industry, he had movies with terrible box office and a number of forgettable movies.

        I want to say that nobody can be successful right after jumping from series to movie. Give them chance and time.

        This one is still a movie of Shaw Brother (TVB), therefore it will be very TV-like (just like Laughing Gor movies despite the join of movie faces)

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      • Candy replied:

        Omg kolo, you must be kidding. I wouldn’t want to see Tavia in the movie, and especially not pairing up with Louis! I’ve seen more than enough of her nose in TVB dramas.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Personally I think Charmaine Sheh is the “life and soul” of “Line Walker”. Without Charmaine Sheh’s bubbling, lively, humorous, witty acting, “Line Walker” would become a dull drama series. How can we not include her in the movie version?

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      • Alluka replied:

        What do you expect from a Shaw Brother movie? It obviously wont have the movie feel, therefore it doesnt really need movie faces. In fact, all TVB series turns movies are TV series in 90 minutes.

        LW movie wont be so different hence Charmaine can be lead in it. She doesnt have good movie basis but enough for a Shaw Brother movie.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        I know Charmaine Sheh does not have good movie basis. I just hope people who liked her in “Line Walker” will spend money to see her movie version in movie houses.

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      • Alluka replied:

        Im not sure that the TV audience who are not fans of an artist will spend money to go cinema. However, it doesnt matter in this case.

        On the other hand, I dont think Ah Sheh will be out. She is with TVBC hence she has half blood of TVB :P. I think the chance of LF to be in the movie is lower. He doesnt seem to be very fond of the sequel anyway.

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      • kolo replied:

        @alluka im not kidding,what is the difference between acting in movie’s and acting in drama’s? if some leng mo’s like dada who have zero experience in acting and can win a hk movie award then i think my choice of tavia isnt that worse? tavia have more then 10 years acting expreriences and her acting is good,i have confidence that she can play the role of charmaine more naturally.

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      • Alluka replied:

        Well, kolo, as you werent kidding, I will provide a serious comment as well.

        The matter of a TV actor to act in movie is that they bring the TV style to movie. TV style has slower actions which are not suitable for movie. The camera angles in movie are larger than in TV series, therefore the TV actor doesnt know where they have to look at and can become out of focus. That is why I believe a TV actor with zero experience in movie shouldnt carry a leading role in a movie.

        Charmaine did badly in her first movie (as a main lead) although her acting at that moment wasnt that bad. It is an experience. She brought too many TV acting in a movie. As a result, her movie was a big flop and she disappeared in movie field for a very long while.

        Moreover, the movies have its own fans who are not TV audiences. Therefore, they have no idea who are those TV artists and it leads to a fact that they do not go to cinema to watch those artists. I dont think there is any successful movie made by Shaw Brothers after its re-establishment. I love Hongkong might be the most successful one but you know its lead are movie artists.

        On the other hand, Charmaine did well with the role in Line Walker. I dont think TY can act that role better than Ah Sheh. TY in my POV only can act well in a crying crying role, not a role like Ding ka. If Ah Sheh must be replaced by someone in TVB, I would rather you suggest Myolie. However, I think either Ah Sa or Mirriam or Sammi can be much better candidates (of course, if Ah Sheh is replaced). BTW, there must be a reason why TY has never been invited to act in a movie, even the SB movies.

        Taking acting aside, to be successful in movie field, the artist needs to have movie appearance. Amongst TVB actresses, the only person has that movie appearance is Kate. You might argue that her acting is bad in series, but please watch at least one of her movies. She suits the movies much more than TV series and she nails her movie roles much better than in series.

        It is applied generally, not only for HK artists. For example, Im a big fan of Neil Patrick Harris but he shouldnt act in movie. Honestly, his performance in Smurfs is nowhere as good as he did in HIMYM.

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  13. Toby says:

    I would love if the focus is about Foon Hei Gor. He’s the best thing in LW and Benz deserves an award for this!

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    • Andrew replied:

      He was very good. Will post my review of him soon.

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  14. Funn Lim says:

    The movie version has already been made and it called infernal affairs and it spawned two sequels.

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  15. Jstorch says:

    I hate how the main reason why they want to do a movie was because the reaction to the series was good, you gotta have a better reason than that. It doesn’t matter what kind of A-list actors they invite if the script is not good then there’s no point at all.

    I think the series is fine without a “sequel/prequel/” it’ll just brings more confusion to the series not exactly clarity especially with TVB.

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  16. loooooooooo says:

    The plot of line walker remind me of infernal affair combine with cold war

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  17. Nigel says:

    Yes yes yes I dun mind Louis and Jessica lol. I love their on-screen chemistry. That intense look they gave each other. Dynamic haha that would be really interesting

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  18. sandcherry says:

    Very happy to hear that. It was Charmaine Sheh’s first drama series after coming back to TVB, and her 1st series has scored high viewership ratings in China. I think the ratings in Hong Kong were “jeopardized” quite bit by the current protests.

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      Hi Jayne:

      I found 95% of my recent posts were awaiting moderation. Why? Is my name blacklisted in your list? I very rarely submitted nasty posts, especially in the last few months. I found some mean posts on your website in the last 3 days, and they were not awaiting moderation.

      In that case, perhaps I should stay away from this website completely.

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        Sandcherry, Mike

        You are not the only commenter whose comments are awaiting moderation. The nasty comments may have slipped through…but I will delete them if necessary. All filter systems are not perfect…this is our solution only for the interim until user registration is up.

        Yes it make take longer for comments to be approved…but the stricter filters were put in place to prevent readers’ exposure to indecent and nasty comments. Some commenters have taken their freedom of speech too far on this site, repeatedly posting sexual comments, bashing certain stars or getting riled up at users for little reason.

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    • sandcherry replied:

      What is wrong with my post re “Charmaine Sheh’s first drama series ……… the ratings in Hong Kong were “jeopardized” quite bit by the current protests.by the current protests”?

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  19. Ginale says:

    For some reason everybody wants Luis Koo to star in their sequel or… movie version.

    Triumph in the skies movie
    The monkey king 3D movie sequel
    now this.

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    • MW replied:

      Because they want to ride Louis Koo’s coattails. But, sooner or later, they will drag Louis down.

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  20. wow! wow! very great news!!!!!!! 🙂

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  21. JJ says:

    Not a fan of seed, find him a spoiler in this otherwise great drama

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    • Andrew replied:

      Lol

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  22. ebbie says:

    They would have Louis Koo, Simon Yam & Anthony Wong in the movie 🙂

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  23. mulder99 says:

    they should get tony Leung kar fai as he was originally part of the cast but pulled out due to injury.
    I wonder what role he would have played if he was in the tv series?

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Michael’s character

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    • Andrew replied:

      If only he took part initially!! I don’t think he will act in this movie though. Too-low production in his eyes.

      Even Chow Y. Fat wouldn’t despite him publicly praising the drama.

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  24. Charlie says:

    No one else mah, also Louis Koo… So boring…

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  25. Lil says:

    Louis Koo, probably one of the nicest guys in HK, good looking but I have to say he is one of the most wooden actors in the industry.

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    • Estuur replied:

      Especially now that he has too much botox.

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  26. m0m0 says:

    foon hei gor is definately an interesting character. would like to know more about his background. sounds like he was sent as UC before ah-dang was borned b/c he just disappeared. also, he may changed his loyalty, but that’s to be told…hopefully in the new movie.

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  27. Terminator says:

    I think it has become a requirement for any HK film to be made that Louis Koo has to be a part of it.

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    • MW replied:

      They’re just using Louis Koo’s popularity.

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      • MW replied:

        LF will definitely demand an equal (or better) role to Louis Koo, who should decline the role. Louis Koo is too good to be among this cast.

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      • Andrew replied:

        Louis will not decline. There’s a chinese saying that goes like: a flower is beautiful but it needs stems and leaves to enhance its beauty.

        This is similar to Louis. The stems are Uncle Ray and Patrick Tang (if he gets any role).

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    • Andrew replied:

      LMAO! C’mon, you can’t expect Uncle Ray to be a box office success right? Louis fares better than him in the box office.

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  28. Yummysukiyaki says:

    Great! Looking forward to Line
    Walker movie

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  29. Li says:

    TVB is getting more pariah nowadays. They are simply running out of ideas how to capture the heart of the viewer. Every darn good rating drama also wanna make movie version. Bored!!! Nothing new to me and nothing to shout about!!! Same old stuff after all!

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  30. wat man says:

    louis koo is now hong kong’s nicholas cage. he will accept any script his agent receives.

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    • loooooooooo replied:

      remind me of andy lau & leong kar fai . during 80s, they starred in a lot movies

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  31. Jane says:

    Hopefully they would reveal who was the person who deleted all the info about Benz!
    Cant wait!!

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