Well Go USA steals Stephen Fung’s ‘Once a Thief’ remake

"The Adventurers" Chinese Theatrical Poster

“The Adventurers” Chinese Theatrical Poster

Well Go USA has nabbed The Adventurers for a North American theatrical release. The upcoming actioner is a reworking of John Woo’s Once a Thief, the 1991 Hong Kong classic about art thieves, famously played by Chow Yun Fat, Cherie Chung and Leslie Cheung.

For the remake, Stephen Fung (Gen-X Cops) is at the helm of an all-star international cast that includes Andy Lau (The Bodyguard), Shu Qi (The Assassin), Tony Yang (Cold War 2), Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional), Eric Tsang (Jian Bing Man) and Zhang Jingchu (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation).

After his recent release from prison, infamous thief Cheung Tan (Lau) plots a heist with his partners Xiao Bao (Yang) and Ye Hong (Qi) to steal precious jewels in Europe, while French detective Pierre (Reno), who has been hot on Cheung’s trails for many years, must capture this gang of thieves on one draft.

The Adventurers hits domestically on August 11, 2017. Stay tuned for a North American release date. For now, watch the film’s latest Trailer:

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5 Responses to Well Go USA steals Stephen Fung’s ‘Once a Thief’ remake

  1. Ningen says:

    Hopefully, it makes up for that ’96 one.

  2. ColinJ says:

    Andy Lau already did a movie called THE ADVENTURERS with Ringo Lam, right?

    And thinking about this movie reminded me that Cherie Chung teased a comeback a few years ago. I was hoping to sew her and Chow in one more movie together.

  3. HKFanatic says:

    I’m frankly kind of stunned that a movie with this big a budget and this many bonafied movie stars could look so bad…but I guess it’s the kind of thing that Hollywood does on the regular, heh. Still, this trailer did absolutely nothing to garner my enthusiasm.

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  5. Chanel says:

    Looks meh.

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