Magazine article Screen International

Filmart: Emperor Unveils Action Trio and Rom-Com

Magazine article Screen International

Filmart: Emperor Unveils Action Trio and Rom-Com

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Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP) has unveiled a trio of high-profile action pictures, headed by Cold Detective, which reteams frequent Johnnie To collaborator Wai Ka-fai with star Sean Lau Ching-wan.

The suspense action drama is a loose follow-up to award-winning 2007 crime thriller Mad Detective [pictured], which starred Lau and was co-directed by Wai and To. The story revolves around the race between two rival sleuths to uncover the identity of an assassin before he strikes again.

EMP is also reteaming with As The Light Goes Out director Derek Kwok on mystery thriller Schemes In Antiques. The Beijing-set film revolves around the search for a Ming Dynasty Buddha relic.

Also new on EMP's slate is the company's first collaboration with JeffCheung Ka-kit - scriptwriter on Johnnie To's Life Without Principle. …

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