The two Chan's, Lau and Chou (yes, I'm aware that that rhymed!) return with three new action-enriched titles that are packed with eastern promise...
Frankie Chan, the legendary The Prodigal Son antagonist and director of early 90's action hits like Burning Ambition, Outlaw Brothers, Fun and Fury and Oh, Yes Sir, is back!
This time, with the help of producer Jackie Chan - a frequent collaborator (they worked together on Armour of God 2: Operation Condorand Thunderbolt, as well as a few other titles) - he has lensed this remake of the early 70's Shaw Brothers classic The 14 Amazons.
The film stars Cheng Pei Pei, Yukari Oshima and Cecilia Cheung and will be released November 18th 2011.
EAST MEETS WEST (Eagle Shooting Heroes 2011)
Here's a little trailer for Jeff Lau's (Kung Fu Hustle, Chinese Odyssey) new zany comedy featuring Eason Chan (I Corrupt All Cops), Karen Mok (Shaolin Soccer) and Ekin Cheng (The Storm Warriors).
The film, apparently, is a pseudo redux / remake / sequel to his 1993 Wu Xia Kung Fu comedy hit Eagle Shooting Heroes, which starred Tony Leung, the late Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin and Maggie Cheung.
You should expect the usual amount of Mo Lei Tau nonsensicalness, interspersed with smatterings of martial arts goodness.
East Meets West will be released in November 2011.
FIVE STAR GENERAL (The Five)
Fu Huayang, the filmmaker behind the mad martial arts comedy Seven Arhat, and the dance movie Kung Fu Hip Hop, is to take to the director's chair again for a more conventional - and down right cool lookin' - action flick.
This one, known both as 'The Five' and 'Five Star General', stars Collin Chou (The Matrix Reloaded / Revolutions, City Under Siege), Andy On (True Legend, The Lost Bladesman) and Simon Yam (Election), Exiled.
Really lookin' forward to this one - jungles, Kung Fu, man traps and loud 'n' colourful shirts...what more could any discerning action fan want?!
Release is set for Summer 2012.