Louis Koo’s “Z Storm” Stands Out at Cannes Film Festival

Although the stars of Z Storm <Z風暴> were unable to attend the 2014 Cannes Film Festival to promote the film, many film studios have immediately expressed their interest to purchase the international distribution rights for the big-budget crime thriller.

Produced by John Chong (莊澄) and directed by David Lam (林德禄), it stars Louis Koo (古天樂), Gordon Lam (林家棟), Dada Chan (陳靜), Michael Wong (王敏德), and Lo Hoi Pang (盧海鵬), as investigators and pawns stuck in between a three-way conflict among the ICAC, the police, and the government.

A 2-minute trailer was shown at the Cannes Film Festival recently, attracting many film studios. Asian regions like Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Korea have expressed their interest to immediately purchase the film’s distribution rights. Australia and New Zealand were also intrigued by the film’s story. It was also reported that an American company has already purchased the film’s rights, and is also negotiating with Pegasus Motion Pictures for a Hollywood remake.

Critics at the Cannes Film Festival compared Z Storm to the trend-sending 2002 crime thriller Infernal Affairs <無間道>, produced at Media Asia. Producer John Chong also described the pace of the film to be similar to the American television series, 24.

Z Storm, produced at Pegasus Motion Pictures, began shooting in December 2013 and recently wrapped up its production in Hong Kong. It is currently set for a summer 2014 release.

“Z Storm” Trailer

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Source: Sing Pao

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com

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    1. Louis Koo is hot. The trailer looks interesting.

    2. Louis is in practically every movie these days, just like the ubiquitous Huang Xiaoming.

      1. he’s in a lot of movies, but at least his acting is good, unlike HXM lol

    3. louis is one of the best actor in hk getting award or not doesnt mean much but louis and his fans will love to see him getting the title especially if an actor can win the same award over and over again

  1. Looks good. But what happened to Louis??? He’s sooo skinny!!!!

  2. Love to see more big budget Cantonese film making headlines! Keeping Hong Kong spirit alive! ^_^

  3. this trailer looks really good
    can’t wait to see it

  4. Unable to attend or no one bothered to invite them?

  5. He’s getting old 🙁 but he still look soooo good in here!!! I miss his old dramas now

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