Hong Kong's Media Asia to Produce 'Helios' From Sunny Luk, Longman Leung
HONG KONG – Hong Kong's Media Asia has unveiled upcoming thriller Helios, the follow-up to award-winning blockbuster Cold War by the local directing duo Sunny Luk and Longman Leung.
A story about a South Korean mobile nuclear bomb made from Uranium stolen from North Korea being sold in Hong Kong, Helios stars a cast from Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, and China, including Hong Kong stars Jacky Cheung (July Rhapsody), Nick Cheung (Unbeatable), and Shawn Yue (Love in the Buff), Korean actor Ji Jin-Hee (Dae Jang Geum), Choi Si-won (A Battle of Wits), a member of Korean-pop boy band Super Junior, Chinese actor Wang Xueqi (Iron Man 3, Bodyguards and Assassins), and Taiwanese actor Chang Chen (The Grandmaster).
The film, now in production, will make its market debut at the upcoming American Film Market.
Leung and Luk's Cold War swept the Hong Kong Film Awards earlier this year, with awards in nine categories won. Produced by Edko Films, the cop thriller was also the highest grossing Chinese-language film of 2012 in Hong Kong.
Media Asia will also bring two other new titles to AFM. These include Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2, the sequel to the 2011 romantic comedy directed by Johnnie To, which sees original cast members Louis Koo and Gao Yuanyuan joined by singer-actress Miriam Yeung (Love in the Buff). To is back at the helm and will produce the film with longtime collaborator Wai Ka-fai.
Also on the slate is extreme sports drama Urban Games, co-directed by famed stuntman Bob Brown and Zhang Peng, starring Shawn Dou (Dangerous Liaisons) and Michelle Chen (You Are the Apple of My Eye). The film, now in post-production, tells the story of a parkour enthusiast on a mission to rescue his kidnapped sister.