New Clip of Donnie Yen’s “Special ID” Released
Directed by Clarence Fok (霍耀良) and starring Donnie Yen (甄子丹), action thriller Special ID <特殊身份> recently released a two-minute long clip featuring Donnie Yen’s character, Zilong, fighting against a team of mobsters while cramped inside the kitchen hall of a Hong Kong hotpot restaurant.
Special ID, which will be released in mainland China on October 18, 2013, is produced by Beijing’s Starlit Films and took two years in the making. The film will include three major action sequences, and the action seen in the previewed clip is one of them. The other two sequences will occur in a mahjong parlor and a collapsed bridge.
Four new character posters were also unveiled on September 26. The posters feature Donnie, Andy On (安志傑),Jing Tian (景甜), and Zhang Hanyu (张涵予).
Donnie Yen: Producing is Hard Work
As Special ID’s own action choreographer, Donnie took time to create new mixed martial arts (MMA) moves for the film’s fight sequences, to add in a new touch of realism. Andy On, a martial artist himself, expressed that he was very impressed with Donnie’s creativity and “breathtaking” talent.
“I carefully watched every single move Donnie choreographed on the monitor. I haven’t seen those moves in a long time. Donnie’s choreography is very realistic, but also very suitable for film. He is very meticulous. He choreographed every small detail of each fight.”
Donnie hopes that he will find a new breakthrough in his MMA choreography for Special ID. “The main idea is to be very quick and aggressive,” said Donnie. “It’s straightforward and thrilling. Honestly speaking, the martial arts in this film have been taken up to another notch. I am very satisfied with it.”
Also a co-producer of the film, Donnie stated that he had been working nonstop for the film, from pre-production, to production, to post-production. “In the past few months, I only had about three hours of sleep per day. I slimmed down a size after filming was done.” Donnie added with a laugh, “I have to think more carefully next time. It turns out that a producer’s work is very laborious!”
“Special ID” Trailer
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.