Friday, August 9, 2013

Who Will Be China's Next Wong Fei-Hung? [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

A new Wong Fei-Hung film is in the works, to be directed by Roy Chow Hin-Yeung ("Nightfall","Murder") from a script by Christine To ("Fearless","Nightfall"). China's SARFT has approved the script, and according to a synopsis will depict a youthful Wong Fei-Hung battling hooligans and helping the poor. It's a near certainty that the hero is a "young punk" and, thus, eliminates Donnie Yen and Vincent Zhao/Chiu Man-Cheuk as prospects for the lead role. Below, some possibilities to portray the hero and their respective bona fides. (Sina), 2

Dennis To/Du Yuhang
("Ip Man", "Ip Man 2", "The Legend is Born - Ip Man", "Choy Lee Fut")

Eddie Peng

Nick Cheung
("Unbeatable", "Nightfall")

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