Louis Koo’s “Back to the Past” Releases Trailer

Louis Koo‘s (古天樂) film production company has finally revealed the trailer for the film sequel to TVB’s classic drama A Step Into the Past <尋秦記>. Titled Back to the Past, Louis reprises his role as the protagonist Hong Siu Lung and is joined by the original cast including Raymond Lam (林峯), Sonija Kwok (郭羨妮), Jessica Hsuan (宣萱), Joyce Tang (滕麗名) and Michelle Saram (雪兒).

A Step Into the Past saw police officer Hong Siu Lung travelling back in time to witness the ascension of emperor Qin Shi Huang (Raymond Lam). However, a computer glitch caused Hong Siu Lung to travel several years before the ascension forcing Hong Siu Lung to steer the course of history and guide Qin Shi Huang to become the emperor.

The movie sequel takes place 20 years after Qin Shi Huang has taken power at the cost of a strained friendship between him and Hong Siu Lung. Qin Shi Huang has become a tyrant, and uses his power to achieve his goals and threatens to kill those who oppose him.

Meanwhile, Hong Siu Lung has settled down in the country-side with his family, but he is pulled back into conflicts with the emperor. As seen in the trailer, Qin Shi Huang does not hesitate in using his sword on his former mentor while Hong Siu Lung will have to rely on his knowledge of technologies from the modern world to protect his family. Seeing history unfolds before his eyes, Hong Siu Lung expresses his regrets in playing a role in Qin Shi Huang’s ascension.

Adding to Hong Siu Lung’s problem, a mysterious character named Ken aims to travel back in time to change the past and make himself the emperor.  As Hong Siu Lung juggles between letting history run its course and escaping from Qin Shi Huang’s reach, he is also faced with the task of stopping Ken from creating a paradox in history.

“Back Into the Past” Trailer

Source: HK01

This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.

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  1. Yaaaaaas finally! I’ve been waiting on news from this movie! Can’t wait to watch.

  2. Watched the tvb version recently so was super excited to read this! Refreshing to see most of the original cast even one of louis koo’s “brothers” wong man piu (i had to look him up but he is in the photo with louis here).

  3. Glad to see that Louis has brought back his sworn brother in the movie. Does not get many roles this solid actor…

    1. @jimmyszeto haha yes!! excited that you’ve noticed too! I’ve noticed him in armed reaction and journey to the west too. if i remember correctly, step into the past must be one of the meatier roles

      1. @pandaxo
        He also had a heavy role as a triad boss in ‘Lives of Omission’ with Laughing Gor. I remember when first watching ‘A Step in Past’ after it was released and was delighted for this actor to get such an eye catching role…

      2. @pandaxo
        Yeh. The character was an important listener and gave advice when Louis was desperate to return to the future. The other younger sworn brother though must have quit acting not long afterwards. Won’t see him return…

  4. so hype to watch this movie because of all the familiar faces… we need more of this to save HK movies industry lol

  5. OMG! I can’t wait! A Step into the Past was one of my favourite TVB series and I must’ve re-watched it at least 5 times.

    The movie plot sounds interesting and I am looking forward to seeing the OG cast!

  6. ANTICIPATION!!! OMG! Counting the days to watching this epic movie with Louis, Raymond and Jessica!

  7. Omg this made my day! It was and is still my fav tvb drama!! I think i watched it more than 10 times!!
    I love how they kept the original song! And brought back a lot of the original casts!! Yay!!!

  8. omg the nostalgia feels. I actually want to watch this? haha.

    Also I’m glad it’s filmed in Canto so I can actually not read the subs for once lol

  9. Usually i’m not really a fan of sequel movies but very excited for this. Also love how the original cast is back.

  10. Looking forward to this. I remember watching this back then and loving the characters. Might need to refresh my memory and watch the original again before the movie.

  11. nice, the plot makes sense w/o gong wah since i think he was dead in the drama. would have been nice to see him though, i think he was such a good actor.

    1. @m0m0 Michelle Saram also died, but she’s back in the movie. I think Louis wanted Kwong Wa to join, but he’s just retired, which is sad because he’s an amazing actor.

      1. @jessehsuan
        Here are so actors in the press conference a couple of years ago who will be in the movie. Sam Lee, Patrick Tam, Louis Cheung, Andy On. My money would be on Patrick with Louis Cheung closely behind…

  12. Only someone like Louis Koo can manage to pull something so cool like this 😉 Probably will re watch the series too.

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