The third installment of the hit action franchise by Herman Yiu (邱禮濤), The White Storm 3 <掃毒3天大地大> will see Aaron Kwok (郭富城) join the cast while bringing back Sean Lau (劉青雲) from its first installment in 2013. Together with Louis Koo (古天樂), who played an undercover cop and drug kingpin in the first and second installment respectively, it will be the first-ever onscreen collaboration for the trio.
While the storyline for The White Storm 3 is unrelated to the first two installments, the thematic sequel will continue to explore the drug trade and the life-and-death conflict between police force and traffickers. Set in the notorious Golden Triangle bordering Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, it will also delve into humanitarian struggles and boundaries between good and evil.
Reconstruction of a Thai Village in Yunnan
Due to the worsening pandemic in Southeast Asia, the production crew changed their original plans to film on location in Thailand, deciding instead to complete filming in Xishuangbanna, southwestern Yunnan by reconstructing a Thai village from scratch.
Playing a Thai national, Sean easily stood out with his rugged, streetwise styling, while fans had already figured out that Aaron would be playing an undercover cop when he was spotted filming in Yunnan earlier. As for Louis, he had revealed earlier that he is responsible for rescuing two other characters who are trapped at the borders.
Plenty of reminiscence is expected as the three actors work together again. For starters, it has been no less than 29 years ago that Aaron and Sean were last seen together onscreen in 1992’s The Shootout <愛在槍口上>. Aaron and Louis had sizzled up the screens with their chemistry in 2004’s Throw Down <柔道龍虎榜>.
Sean felt as if little time had lapsed since they last worked together on set, and confided that while he had partnered with Louis in more films, he actually got to know Aaron earlier.
With The White Storm 3 scheduled for release in 2022, viewers can expect to see other familiar faces and seasoned veterans including Gallen Lo (羅嘉良), Tse KwanHo (謝君豪), Alex Fong (方中信) and Lam Suet (林雪).
Source: World Journal
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.