Sean Lau Becomes an Action Star for “The Deadly Reclaim”
Directed and produced by Benny Chan (陳木勝), with action choreography by Sammo Hung (洪金寶), the epic period action film The Deadly Reclaim <危城殲霸> held its first press conference yesterday at one of the film’s outdoor sets located in the Keyan Scenic Area in Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China. The large, historical set took over four months to build and from scratch.
Starring Sean Lau (劉青雲), Louis Koo (古天樂), and Eddie Peng (彭于晏), the film is set after the collapse of the Qing Dynasty, and tells the story of a group of villagers rebelling against their tyrannical warlord. The movie is one of the first projects to feature Sean in a kung fu role. His character often fights with a long whip.
“It’s like being a kid again,” said Sean when he was asked about his kung fu filming experience. “It’s been fun and there are still so many things I need to learn.” Sean would spend his breaks practicing with his whip, earning the nickname “the most dangerous actor” on set.
Louis, who portrays the story’s main villain, said he has the most comfortable role. In the film, he plays a ruthless warlord who kills innocent civilians with a golden handgun. “I don’t need to fight at all, but Sean always fights me when we’re rehearsing,” he added with a laugh.
June 18 is 17th wedding anniversary Sean and his wife, Amy Kwok (郭藹明). “The amount of years don’t matter. We’re still as fresh as ever! She’s here to visit me right now, so we will go out for dinner to celebrate.”
In the film, Eddie portrays a rough wanderer who wields a large blade, a character that is dramatically different from his previous roles. “I don’t need to shave for this role,” Eddie laughed. “I really like this style!”
Philip Keung (姜皓文), who achieved critical acclaim in for his performance in the film Little Big Master <五個小孩的校長>, shared that his role will not be action-packed. Instead, he will spend most of his screen time with a group of children his character adopts.
Sammo Hung’s son, Sammy Hung (洪天照), also takes part in the film, portraying an experienced big brother in a protection squad.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.