Magazine article Screen International

Derek Yee's Sword Master Set for Battle

Magazine article Screen International

Derek Yee's Sword Master Set for Battle

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Hong Kong-based Distribution Workshop is launching two titles directed by Derek Yee at the upcoming Cannes marche; 3D martial arts action title Sword Master and drama I Am Somebody.

Produced by Bona Film Group and Yee's Film Unlimited, Sword Master teams Yee with another Hong Kong cinema giant, Tsui Hark, who is acting as producer.

Currently in production at Hengdian World Studios, the film is based on a wuxia novel written by Gu Long about an elite swordsman who is haunted by his skill and forced to fight a challenger who is determined to take his place at all costs.

Lin Gengxin (Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Sea Dragon) heads the cast as the swordsman. Peter Ho, Jiang Yiyan and Jiang Mengjie also star.

I Am Somebody is a reality-based drama revolving around the small-time actors and extras who work at the Hengdian studios in China's Zhejiang province. …

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