'Stool Pigeon' starts filming in HK

'Beast Stalker' team returns with police story

HONG KONG – Production got underway Monday in Hong Kong on "The Stool Pigeon," a new thriller featuring the team behind breakout hit "The Beast Stalker."
Somewhat less of a police procedural than "Beast Stalker" and not connected in terms of story, "Stool Pigeon" is again directed by Dante Lam and scripted by Jack Ng. In a reversal of previous positions, the film stars Nick Cheung Ka-fai as a cop and Nicholas Tse Ting-fung as a police informant trying to infiltrate Triad gangs.
Production is by Emperor Motion Pictures and SIL-Metropole Organisation with a budget of HK$32 million ($4.13 million). Emperor will present the project for the first time at this week's American Film Market. Delivery is scheduled for summer 2010.
"The strong performance of 'The Beast Stalker' both at the local boxoffice and at international festivals last year had a positive impact on the local industry," said Albert Lee, CEO of EMP.
Other actors returning from "Beast Stalker" include Miao Pu and Liu Kai-chi.