Magazine article Screen International

Johnnie to Assembles Top Hong Kong Talent

Magazine article Screen International

Johnnie to Assembles Top Hong Kong Talent

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EXCLUSIVE: Projects include an omnibus about Hong Kong's history that brings together eight of the territory's leading directors.

Media Asia is unleashing a trio of Johnnie To projects at EFM, including an omnibus about Hong Kong's history that brings together eight of the territory's leading directors.

The as-yet-untitled project will include segments directed by To, John Woo, Tsui Hark, Ann Hui, Ringo Lam, Patrick Tam, Sammo Hung and Yuen Woo-ping. To will also produce through his Hong Kong-based Milkyway Image.

"The idea is that each of them will focus on one decade of Hong Kong's history, although it may not end up being as strict as that," explained Media Asia general manager and head of sales and international co-productions Fred Tsui.

Ann Hui has already started shooting her segment, set in 1940s Hong Kong, which delves into social commentary with a tale about kindergarten classes that were held on rooftops.

To is also planning to direct a new action thriller starring Louis Koo as an ex-convict who ends up in hospital after a heist, where he is caught in the crossfire between gangsters and undercover cops. …

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