Wong Jing (王晶) will be producing a remake of the 1996 film, The Young and Dangerous <古惑仔>. Him Law (羅仲謙), Oscar Leung (梁烈唯), Jazz Lam (林子善), and Sammy Shum (沈震軒) will star in the new Category III film about Hong Kong’s triad society.
With Wong Jing eager to develop a new generation of directors and actors, he announced that he will produce four new films. The first film he will produce is The Young and Dangerous. Although The Young and Dangerous has been criticized for glorifying Hong Kong triad members, the 6-installment movie franchise made more than $10 million HKD and spearheaded Ekin Cheng’s (鄭伊健) film career.
Him Law will portray Ekin Cheng’s role, “Chan Ho Nam”; Oscar Leung will play Jordan Chan’s (陳小春) role, “Chicken,” Sammy Shum (沈震軒) in Francis Ng’s (吳鎮宇) role, “Ugly Kwan”; Jazz Lam (林子善) in Jerry Lamb’s (林曉峰) role; Paul Wong (黃貫中) in triad leader, “Big Brother B”; Dominic Ho (何浩文) in Michael Tse’s (謝天華) role; and Philip Ng (伍允龍) in Chin Ka Lok’s (錢嘉樂) role.
Mainland actress Hu Ran (胡然) will portray a wealthy heiress and will likely have bed scenes in the film. It was understood that Gigi Lai’s (黎姿) character will not appear until the second chapter of the movie.
Wong Jing Praises Him Law
The remake of The Young and Dangerous will be a Category III film, with bloody violent scenes, foul language, and bold sex scenes. With the Category III rating, Wong Jing planned to push the film to its limits, allowing the audience to enjoy it more.
Asked why he chose to cast Him Law, Wong Jing replied, “We need to make the characters younger in the film. We wanted to cast some muscular men. I also think well of Him Law.”
The Young and Dangerous will likely start filming next week, in which a large-scale triad fight scene will take place on Nathan Road.
Source: Apple Daily via ihktv.com
Note: This article was updated on September 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM with additional cast information and details of the movie.
Jayne: Wong Jing seems to be dipping into his past sensationalism for this new The Young and Dangerous remake. Him Law and Oscar Leung are both suitable in their roles. I’m happy to see Oscar and Sammy Shum find greater success in films, since they have been underdogs at TVB for some time.
The casting of Sammy Shum likely came after his nonstop publicity in Lan Kwai Fong 2. He does look the part of a gangster.
Wonder who will portray Him’s love interest (Gigi Lai’s role) in the film.
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