Well Go USA catches Donnie Yen’s ‘Chasing the Dragon’

"Chasing the Dragon" Promotional Poster

“Chasing the Dragon” Promotional Poster

The public will soon see Donnie Yen (Ip Man 3) play real-life gangster Ng Sek-ho (aka Crippled Ho) in Chasing the Dragon (aka King of Drug Dealers), a remake of the 1991 Hong Kong gangster movie To Be Number One. The film will be released in North America by Well Go USA.

Deadline reports that Yen will play an immigrant in Hong Kong who is caught in the underground world of corrupt cops and ruthless drug dealers, and he becomes determined to become the sole dictator in the drug empire.

Chasing the Dragon also stars Andy Lau (Switch, Shanghai 13), Philip Ng (Zombie Fight Club), Michelle Hu (Once Upon a Time in Shanghai), Kent Cheng (Run and Kill) and Philip Keung (Full Strike).

Wong Jing (Mercenaries from Hong Kong) co-directs Chasing the Dragon, along with renowned cinematographer Jason Kwan (As the Light Goes Out, Helios).

According to a reliable source (via Toby Wong from Hong Kong), “Chasing the Dragon is a purely dramatic role for the cast, so don’t expect Donnie Yen to do the martial arts he’s known for. Instead, expect hack and slash action. Donnie is rough housing it. Remember, it’s a triad drama, not Ip Man 3. Don’t worry, action fans will still be happy!”

One of the first set photos (another set) to show Andy Lau and Donnie Yen in 70s fashion has emerged. Also, we have learned from Mike Leeder that the Kowloon Walled City, which was completely demolished in 1994, is being rebuilt for the film.

We’ll keep you updated on this film as we learn more. Stay tuned!

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4 Responses to Well Go USA catches Donnie Yen’s ‘Chasing the Dragon’

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  2. Paul Bramhall says:

    The more I read about upcoming Donnie Yen movies, the more I believe ‘Ice Man 2’ was never actually filmed, and is destined to be to Yen’s filmography what ‘Kung Fu Cult Master’ is to Jet Li’s.

  3. mike leeder says:

    Iceman 2 continues to be a mystery, it was shot, and a trailer for it popped up at the HK Filmart in March and then all went quiet again…..

    Now ask Jet & Sammo about Kung Fu Cult Master 2!

  4. Brian says:

    Ice man w@s the only bad donnie yen movie every made i couldnt even finish it. the horrible wig ,cheesy script, comedy that didnt translate. The storyline in the past seemed more interesting and incredibly ludicris fake wire fu action.noodle man & crippled ho
    Sound great

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