Mark Chao’s “Black & White: The Dawn of Justice” Opens October 1
Black & White: The Dawn of Justice <痞子英雄：黎明升起>, which is the second movie spin-off of the Taiwanese drama Black & White <痞子英雄>, stars Taiwanese actor Mark Chao (趙又廷) and mainland Chinese actor Lin Gengxin (林更新) as an unlikely police duo. The film, which recently released a preview video, will open in theaters on October 1.
A continuation of the first prequel, Black & White Episode I: The Dawn of Assault <痞子英雄首部曲：全面開戰>, which was released in 2012, Black & White: The Dawn of Justice sees Mark Chao reprise his role as the upright but impulsive police officer Wu Yingxiong. He butts heads with newbie cop Chen Zhen (Lin Gengxin), who is eager to please his colleagues but suffers from a low EQ. However, the two must join forces when a secret organization threatens to massacre the entire city of Hong Kong in order to establish a new social order.
As always, Mark worked extremely hard to prepare for the role. He underwent special training for three months, which included everything from basic stamina drills to instruction in tae kwon do, mixed martial arts, wrestling, and judo.
Director Tsai Yueh Hsun (蔡岳勳), who helmed the television drama and the first prequel, was extremely pleased with Mark’s acting in Black & White: The Dawn of Justice. In the past five years, Mark has portrayed Wu Yingxiong three times, all in different stages of life. “Over the years, Wu Yingxiong has become an extremely mature and complete character,” said Tsai.
Tsai also praised Lin Gengxin, a newcomer to the series, for having a “natural sense of comedy.” “He has an innocence that you will feel is very funny,” Tsai explained, adding that behind the actor’s looks and height lies an innate cuteness.
Black & White: The Dawn of Justice will also feature the return of The Dawn of Assault actor Huang Bo (黃渤), as well as Janine Chang (張鈞甯), Xiu Jiekai (修傑楷), and Jason Tsou (鄒承恩). However, the film’s production team was still unable to persuade Vic Chou (周渝民), the original “ruffian” in the drama, to appear in the second prequel.
“Black & White: The Dawn of Justice” Trailer
This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.