Donnie Yen Prepares for New Films “The Master” and “Kowloon Walled City”

By on April 18, 2013 in Movies

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Donnie Yen’s (甄子丹) new production company, Super Hero Films, is all set to make their first round of motion pictures – The Master <大師> and Kowloon Walled City <九龍城寨>.

Although both films are still in very early pre-production stages, Cheang Pou Soi (鄭保瑞) has already signed on to direct The Master, a martial arts film about a Hong Kong immigrant who becomes a target of revenge after opening up his own kung fu school in 1970s America. Production will begin to shoot this year, and Donnie himself plans to star in the film.

Super Hero Films’ second project, Kowloon Walled City, will be directed by Derek Kwok (郭子健), who is best known for directing the award-winning film Gallants <打擂台> and co-directing Stephen Chow’s (周星馳) Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons <西遊降魔篇>.

“I initially had a completely different idea for Kowloon Walled City,” said Derek Kwok. “I wanted it to be dark, depressing, and evil – to have the black and white sides mingling together with a crime-infested story. It is rather heavy, but Donnie wanted to film something positive.”

Also set in the 1970s, the action-packed Kowloon Walled City will again star Donnie, who in the film will ally up with the Hong Kong Police Force and lead a team of elite forces to battle crime and corruption in the dangerous and self-governed walled city, which has since been demolished by the Hong Kong government. Both Derek and Donnie clarified that Kowloon Walled City will still be a dark film, but instead of glorifying the triads, the film will be about the story of a group of small-time, no-good gangsters who fight for justice and survival.

“By establishing Super Hero Films, I hope to make more films that give off positive energy,” said Donnie.

Both films will be introduced at the Cannes Film Festival this year, which will be held next month.

Source: ifeng.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

8 comments to Donnie Yen Prepares for New Films “The Master” and “Kowloon Walled City”

  1. DooK says:

    The 1970s? Awesome concept!

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  2. Daisy says:

    What about Ip Man 3? I don’t think its gonna happen Donnie is too busy 🙁

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    • jayne replied:

      Daisy,
      Donnie had said earlier that he was just waiting for Wilson Yip regarding “Ip Man 3”. Since they haven’t said anything about not making it, then presumably they may be looking at a summer schedule.

      The pre-production for Donnie’s 2 new films will take some time to prepare. Perhaps he’s just starting early buzz and will not start shooting until months later. That seems to be the case for past Donnie films, in which buzz starts a year before actual filming.

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      • DooK replied:

        Any word of Donnie’s next movie after completion of The Iceman Cometh?

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      • jayne replied:

        DooK,
        Donnie has been linked with several projects, but not sure which movie he will actually film next. If I come across any news, will be sure to share.

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      • DooK replied:

        Sure thing. Thanks.

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  3. anonymous says:

    I hope Donnie Yen does not play a triad member or gangster member. I would find it disappointing if Donnie Yen plays a triad member or gangster member because then there will be a chance that it would influence some young chinese males to joing chinese gangsters and the triad.

    So that is why I would prefer that Donnie Yen does NOT play a triad member.

    That is why I would prefer that Donnie Yen does NOT play a gangster member.

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  4. anonymous says:

    I hope Donnie Yen does NOT play a triad member or gangster member. I would find it disappointing if Donnie Yen plays a triad member or gangster member because then there will be a chance that it would influence some young chinese males to join chinese gangsters and the triad.

    So that is why I would prefer that Donnie Yen does NOT play a triad member.

    That is why I would prefer that Donnie Yen does NOT play a gangster member.

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