Chow Yun Fat to Star in Wong Jing’s Movie Version of “The Bund”
Old time buddies, Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) and producer Wong Jing (王晶) teamed up for the Hong Kong comedy From Vegas to Macau <賭城風雲> in 2013. The crime comedy film that is meant to be a sequel to Chow Yun Fat’s God of Gamblers <賭神> blockbuster film series was Chow Yun Fat’s first local Hong Kong film in thirty years.
Currently working on the third installment of From Vegas to Macau with Wong Jing, it is said that Chow Yun Fat is eager to make another return for Wong Jing’s 100th film, The Invincible 12 <12金剛>. In addition, Chow Yun Fat will also be starring in Wong Jing’s upcoming movie version of The Bund <上海灘>, a remake of the classic 1980 TVB drama series of the same name, which also starred Chow Yun Fat.
According to various sources, EEG and Shaw Brothers Pictures have reached an agreement on a collaboration, and have decided on producing a remake of the classic TVB series The Bund. Wong Jing is on board to direct, and Chow Yun Fat is confirmed to reprise his iconic role, Hui Man Keung.
In a recent interview, Wong Jing admitted that he has plans to remake The Bund, but denied to reveal further details on the project as it is currently in its early stages of planning.
From Vegas to Macau 3, sequel to last year’s hit Chinese New Year film From Vegas to Macau 2, will see the return of original cast members Chow Yun Fat, Carina Lau (劉嘉玲), and Nick Cheung (張家輝), along with new additions, Andy Lau (劉德華) and Jacky Cheung (張學友).
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.