“Ip Man 3” and Other New Hong Kong Films in 2013

This year will be another busy year bustling with a variety of new Hong Kong films. Film executives and directors have their hopes up in chasing both the Hong Kong and lucrative mainland China markets.

Ip Man 3

The most highly anticipated new Hong Kong film is of course Ip Man 3 <葉問 3> in 3D. Since it was announced last April that Donnie Yen (甄子丹) has agreed to film Ip Man 3, worldwide fans were ecstatic.  The third installment will focus on the relationship between Ip Man and his most famous disciple, Bruce Lee.  The actor to portray the young 16-year-old Bruce Lee has still not been determined yet, and the production team may conduct open auditions for the role.

Donnie Yen said he did not know when the filming for Ip Man 3 will commence. Donnie indicated that the filming date of Ip Man 3 would depend on director Wilson Yip (葉偉信), who is the soul of the project.

Hong Kong Police Story 2013

The Hong Kong Police Story <警察故事> film franchise is one of Jackie Chan’s (成龍) best-known works. Last November, it was announced that Jackie will film Hong Kong Police Story 2013, in which he portrays a police officer in mainland China. The new film will feature a completely new story line and characters separate from the original film franchise.

Mainland actors Liu Ye (刘烨) and Huang Bo (黄渤) join Jackie in the new action-fest. Filming is currently underway.

Lost in Thailand Sequel

The film, Lost in Thailand <人再囧途之泰囧>, broke all-time box office records in mainland China by earning 1.2 billion RMB. Universe International Chairman, Daneil Lam (林小明), wants to capitalize on the financial success and quickly film a sequel. Earlier, he met up with the film’s director, Raymond Yip (葉偉民), to discuss plans of the second installment. Daneil exclaimed, “I hope to film a movie that will ingratiate Hong Kong with mainland China.”

Besides the sequel of Lost in Thailand, Daneil will also commence the filming of a horror movie, Metamorphosis <變役>, directed by Danny Pang (彭發). This movie will feature a star-studded cast with veteran actors including Louis Koo (古天樂), Sean Lau (劉青雲), and Nick Cheung (張家輝).

On the other hand, Conspirators <同謀>, a film in which Daneil and Paco Wong (黄柏高) from Sun Entertainment and Culture had invested in last year, starring Aaron Kwok (郭富城) and Nick Cheung, is set to arrive in cinemas in April 2013.

Sean Lau and Louis Koo’s fire disaster film, Inferno 3D <逃出生天 3D>, is currently in post-production, ready to premiere in August.


Paco Wong will also be busy working on the script of SPL 2 <殺破狼II>, in hopes of bringing it into the Hong Kong and mainland market. The first installment, starring Donnie Yen, had been a success within Hong Kong, but had unfortunately failed to enter mainland. However, the cast for SPL 2 is currently unannounced.

Young and Dangerous

Director Wong Jing’s (王晶) new movie, Young and Dangerous: Reloaded <古惑仔: 江湖新秩序>, featuring Him Law (羅仲謙) in Ekin Cheng’s (鄭伊健) well-loved triad role. He approached the film with a wait-and-see attitude. Wong Jing stated that if the film performs successfully at the box office, he will consider producing further installments.

Source: Ming Pao; Sing Tao

This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.

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  1. I am most interested in Ip Man 3 with Donnie Yen. I hope it will complete the trilogy with a good ending.

    As for SPL 2, would it be an actually sequel after the events of SPL 1 or is it just a similar storyline? I hope the stories are not related because I really thought the ending of SPL1 was perfect and sad. But I will still tune in.

    The one I am having severe doubts about is Police Story 2013. Who else would be in it that has martial arts background? I wasn’t that happy with the New Police Story but at least we got to see Andy On’s fantastic agility and Daniel Wu’s acting. Just Jackie alone is not enough.

    1. SPL2 is supposed to be a prequel with Donnie Yen. It’s supposed to co-star either Tony Jaa or the main star of The Raid. I’m looking forward to that.

      I’m skipping Police Story 2013. Why would they call it Hong Kong Police Story if it’s set in the mainland?

      1. So will this SPL2 be before the storyline of Flash Point or after????

  2. I’m pretty interested in seeing Ip Man 3 since I saw the words Bruce Lee and that was kinda the only thing that stuck out in this article. But aren’t they still filming Ip Man 1 or 2 with Kevin now so won’t that be somewhat inconvenient?

    1. yeh,agree too many ip man francise now, give me a break give me super man.(men of steel).

    2. That’s what DY said after IM-2….no more. But I guess $$$ speaks louder than ‘no’ and let’s be honest, he is on the bandwagon.

      Kevin’s IM is a mainland cctv series with more time to open up about IM’s family life, etc.

      I love JC’s Police Story trilogy. As ‘based’ said above, why call it Police Story HKG when it’s set in China ?? Perhaps it’ll be like PS-3 where it was a collaboration between China’s police (Michelle Yeoh) and HKG team (JC). If JC is playing a police officer from China, then I would imagine the whole movie will be in mandarin……..???

  3. I really overwhelmed with this Ip Man. Mei Wan Mei Liao. With the amount of movie and drama about him, it’s enough to resurrect him from his grave.

    1. Ita,
      Producer Raymond Wong announced that there will be an “Ip Man” musical too, milking the franchise even further.

      1. Producer Raymond got this idea after watching Les Misérables ?

      2. Cloud9,
        Raymond Wong announced plans for “Ip Man” theater show in December. Ip Man is so popular that they are just exploring different commercial options to extend financial gain. It may be an interesting show since real kung fu will be demonstrated before live audiences. And the show will not be limited to Hong Kong, but rather travel to China and perhaps other Asian countries.

      3. Jayne,
        I can understand that. Same as Disney as well, always try to milk out the franchise to death.

        Like angry bird, now it’s Angry bird Starwars, what’s next Angry bird Lord of the Ring ?? Lol.

      4. Ita,
        Ip Man films brought so much money to Raymond Wong that he is eager to expand the possibilities. Hehe maybe they can even have Ip Man themed restaurant, great dim sum with film memorabilia. 🙂

  4. I’m surprised people still flock to the theaters for Ip Man movies. I hope Wilson and Donnie does not continue with sequels after the third installment.

    1. Wen Wen,
      Kevin’s “Ip Man” TV drama just completed filming and no broadcast date has been announced yet. However, the drama’s financial investors are interested in filming “Ip Man 2” already.

      1. Apparently, Kevin’s Ip Man series would be broadcasted on TVB Jade in March (will it be in cantonese?), and the sequel will start filming in June. What about his BBJX?

  5. Thanks for the info Jayne….wow the 1st TV series not even been broadcast but they already talk about Ip Man 2…hopefully will be broadcast soon 🙂

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