Magazine article Screen International

Filmart: Dante Lam Projects Lead Busy Emperor Slate

Magazine article Screen International

Filmart: Dante Lam Projects Lead Busy Emperor Slate

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The director will return to Hong Kong for one of his new projects following mainland success with Operation Red Sea.

Albert Yeung, Nick Cheung, Dante Lam at Filmart

Operation Red Sea director Dante Lam made a surprise appearance at the end of Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP)’s media launch at Filmart today (Mar 19) to give a plug for two 2019 projects.

Standing on stage with his regular producer Candy Leung and the company’s group chairman Albert Yeung, Lam said his next project will be set on the sea again. It will be a mega-budget production co-produced by EMP and China’s state-run China Central Television (CCTV).

After having made a pair of military action films primarily for the mainland Chinese market - Operation Mekong and Operation Red Sea, which is China’s second biggest film ever - Lam further revealed that his second new project is likely to be set in his hometown Hong Kong and star his Unbeatable actor Nicky Cheung despite the latter’s busy schedule.

Emperor slate

Lam’s projects aside, EMP unveiled a slate of seven new titles at Filmart, by veteran directors Alan Mak, Herman Yau, Benny Chan and Wai Kar Fai and rising filmmakers Tsang Tsui Shan and Benny Lau. …

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