Andy Lau, Sammo Hung reunite in action thriller



    Jan 25, 2016

    Andy Lau, Sammo Hung reunite in action thriller


    POPULAR Hong Kong singer-actor Andy Lau and martial arts hero Sammo Hung are reuniting in The Bodyguard, their first film since the action epic Three Kingdoms: Resurrection Of The Dragon eight years ago.

    The Bodyguard is slated to be released in China on April 1. It narrates the story of a retired special force officer's return to action in the streets as he looks to rescue a kidnapped young girl from his neighbourhood.

    "It is an unlikely action thriller," 67-year-old Hung, who is also the film's action director, told reporters in Beijing recently.

    Lau, 55, also a producer of the new film, said the emotional element of The Bodyguard would distinguish it from traditional "cold-blooded" thrillers, featuring criminal gangs.

    The new action flick bears a resemblance to Luc Besson's 1994 hit Leon: The Professional.

    As the Chinese film's story is set in a small town along the country's border with Russia, most of the scenes were shot in north-east China's Heilongjiang province and the coastal Russian city of Vladivostok.

    Edko, a Hong Kong-based studio that produced the country's biggest box-office success, Monster Hunt, is the new film's main producer.