Magazine article Screen International

Hong Kong's Edko, Irresistible Launch Action Duo

Magazine article Screen International

Hong Kong's Edko, Irresistible Launch Action Duo

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Hong Kong-based Edko Films and Irresistible Films have unveiled two new productions for release in 2012 - crime thriller Nightfall, starring Nick Cheung and Simon Yam, and police action film Cold War.

Nightfall, which has just wrapped, is directed by Roy Chow from an original screenplay by Chow and Christine To. The story follows an ex-convict and a hardened detective who face off in an investigation about a brutal murder.

The $7m film is produced by Bill Kong and Irresistible Films' Ivy Ho. Chow previously directed Murderer, starring Aaron Kwok, which was one of the highest-grossing local productions at the Hong Kong box office in 2009.

Cold War, which starts shooting in mid-October, begins with a hostage situation where the Hong Kong police realise they're dealing with a much more dangerous opponent than they originally thought. …

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