Reuniting Andy Lau (劉德華) and Tony Leung (梁朝偉) on screen in 18 years since the Infernal Affairs <無間道> franchise, Once Upon a Time in Hong Kong (金手指) wrapped up filming last week.
Set in the 1980s, the movie is based on real-life events of corporate corruption and fraud in Hong Kong’s financial industry. It follows how a hot newly listed Hong Kong company went into bankrupt just a few years later, with the high-profile case attracting the scrutiny of the international corruption commission.
“We have waited more than a decade to see the two Film Kings to collaborate again. This is definitely a rare opportunity!” Emperor Motion Pictures’ Albert Yeung (楊受成) said. With the film costing 350 million yuan to produce, Mr. Yeung has been heavily involved and often visited the set to oversee the filming progress. He would often treat the cast and crew to lunch and dinner to thank them for their hard work.
When producer Ronald Wong (黃斌) showed him around the film set, including Tony’s lavish office which was decorated with antiques, Mr. Yeung praised, “The setting for these scenes are furnished like mansions. Real mansions may not even look this grand. Even though it cost a lot of money, providing all this to be used by such talented and award-winning actors and cast is definitely worth it. I am sure the audience feels the same way I do, and are looking forward to this movie.”
Currently in post production, Once Upon a Time in Hong Kong is slated for a 2022 release, and also stars Charlene Choi (蔡卓妍), Simon Yam (任達華), Alex Fong (方中信), Philip Keung (姜皓文), and Chin Ka Lok (錢嘉樂).
Source: Ming Pao Weekly
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.