Emperor unveils trio at Cannes
Jackie Chan's 'Shinjuku' leads slateHONG KONG -- Emperor Motion Pictures is unveiling three films at Cannes, led by Jackie Chan starrer "The Shinjuku Incident," directed by Derek Yee ("Protege"), co-starring Daniel Wu ("The Banquet"), the company said Thursday.
"Shinjuku" also stars Naoto Takenaka ("Shall We Dansu?") and Xu Jinglei ("The Warlords"). The action drama, with a budget of more than $15 million, follows the hardships of a Chinese refugee in Japan. It is premiering at Cannes.
Also making an appearance is "Connected," directed by Benny Chan ("New Police Story"), and starring Louis Koo ("Protege") and Taiwanese actress-singer Barbie Hsu. The HK$45 million (US$5.8 million) thriller, an adaptation of the Kim Basinger thriller "Cellular," marks the first official Hong Kong remake of a Hollywood picture.
Rounding out Emperor's lineup for the festival is the Jeffrey Lau ("A Chinese Tall Story") directed "The Fantastic Water Babies," with Gillian Chung ("The Twins Effects") and swimmer-turned-actor Alex Fong in the leads, with gold-medal-winning Olympic diver Tian Liang in a cameo role.