Set to premiere on August 18, Hong Kong action film Call of Heroes <危城>, stars Sean Lau (劉青雲), Louis Koo (古天樂), and Eddie Peng (彭于晏). Set in 1914, the film follows the collapse of the Qing dynasty and the beginning of the Warlord Era. The action film tells the story of a group of villagers suffering and eventually standing up to a cruel young warlord. Starring as the main protagonist, Sean will lead a group of villagers in a rebellion.
The three main actors, along with director Benny Chan (陳木勝) and action director Sammo Hung (洪金寶), attended a promotional conference for Call of Heroes earlier. Sean, who has shied away from taking part in action films for nearly 20 years, expressed his excitement in participating in Call of Heroes. Louis, who will portray a villainous warlord, joked that this was the most heinous role he has portrayed to-date.
Louis laughed and joked that he had advised Eddie not to talk too much during the conference. Louis jested, “I am afraid of talking to him [Eddie]. Once he starts talking, he wouldn’t stop. During an interview, he only got done with answering the first question after a full half hour!”
Eddie quickly defended himself. “I typically just talk to myself. They [Louis and Sean] often times do not really pay attention to me. The director likes to give us a lot of freedom [when filming], hoping that we would incorporate our perspectives and ideas on to the characters. I shared a lot of ideas. Then Sean joked that if I liked acting so much, why not just go and portray [all the characters] myself. So cold!”
“Call of Heroes” Trailer
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This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.