Well Go USA has nabbed The Adventurers (read our review) 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, followed by a North American release on August 18.