Filmart: Johnnie To Readies 'Election 3' (Exclusive)

Johnnie To BFI London H 2016
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Johnnie To BFI London H 2016

The 2005 film 'Election' and its sequel were both huge local hits in Hong Kong.

Director Johnnie To is readying Election 3 for a tentative 2018 production date.

The Hong Kong auteur told The Hollywood Reporter exclusively that he has almost finished the script for the third installment of his critically acclaimed Election series.

The filmmaker is considering whether Louis Koo will reprise his role in the third pic.

"The script is rather long right now; I haven’t decided which section of the script will be used," said To. "If I use the later section, Koo might not be in it."

The original 2005 film Election and its 2006 sequel were both local smashes in Hong Kong. Both pics have become cult hits, something akin to The Godfather films, thanks to their operatic look at the inner workings of local organized crime figures.