Sammo Hung’s ‘The Return of Lucky Stars’ starts shooting

"Winners & Sinners" Japanese Theatrical Poster

“Winners & Sinners” Japanese Theatrical Poster

If you’re a fan of the legendary Sammo Hung (The Bodyguard), get ready to be happy, because the Hong Kong legend has started shooting The Return of Lucky Stars, an upcoming follow up to the classic Golden Harvest series that peaked with 1983’s Five Lucky Stars, 1985’s My Lucky Stars and Twinkle, Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars. In fact, production photos have popped up online and show Hung in his trademark 70s/80s haircut.

According to AFS, Eddie Peng (Operation Mekong), Tony Leung Ka Fai (League of Gods), Qi Wei (Manhunt) and Chin Siu Ho (Vampire Cleanup Department) are among the confirmed cast members, while Mark Chao (Young Detective Dee), Ni Yan (True Legend) and Tiffany Tang (Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe) are rumored.

We expect to hear more cast announcements soon (hopefully many from the previous Stars’ films). Until then, enjoy the Trailer for Five Lucky Stars:

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11 Responses to Sammo Hung’s ‘The Return of Lucky Stars’ starts shooting

  1. CJ says:

    Let me guess, they’ll all be young, pretty, uncharismatic mainlanders nobody has ever heard of?

  2. Mike Leeder says:

    but of course why when he’s making movies for the Chinese market would he want to hire anyone from China…i mean that would be like American movies using Americans! That would never happen right?

    The man just unveiled the company and announced his plans, he told me that he’s open to seeing people from anywhere and looking at Sammo’s past track record i think we can expect him to be selecting some good people

  3. Paul Bramhall says:

    I’ve never heard ‘Winners and Sinners’ being referred to as ‘Five Lucky Stars’ before…was it only called that in Japan?

    • mpm74 says:

      Yes, it’s the Japanese title. Thought it would work in better context with the article. This way, we wouldn’t get someone saying “Winners and Sinners didn’t have the word ‘stars’ in the title”….

  4. Z Ravas says:

    Am I the only one who has trouble telling the movies in this series apart? As much as I enjoy them, they tend to blur together. All I can remember for certain is ‘Winners and Sinners’=Jackie Chan on rollerskates, ‘My Lucky Stars’=Andy Lau in spandex and a finale at a Japanese amusement park, and ‘Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars’=Sammo Hung vs. Richard Norton in one of the great onscreen fights.

    • JJ Bona says:

      Lol thats exactly how i remember them with those exact point of references.

    • Paul Bramhall says:

      Man, I actually remember these 3 flicks pretty clearly, as I picked them up as they were released by the Hong Kong Legends label back during my formative years of watching HK cinema. 😛 They released ‘My Lucky Stars’ in 2002, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars’ in 2003, and ‘Winners and Sinners’ in 2004 (yes – the first of the three was released last). Am I going crazy though, or is Andy Lau not in ‘My Lucky Stars’?

      • JJ Bona says:

        He’s not in LUCKY, but he’s in TWINKLE. 🙂

      • Z Ravas says:

        See? As much as I enjoy them, these movies tend to blur together for me. I will never forget the sight of Andy Lau in tight spandex fighting alongside Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao! To his credit, Lau mostly held his own during the action scenes, even alongside those onscreen icons.

        • Paul Bramhall says:

          True, Lau has always done a solid job of holding his own in martial arts heavy movies. One of my favorite action performances of his (and favorite HK movies for that matter) would come a year after the Lucky Stars flicks in the form of ‘Magic Crystal’. Andy Lau in Greece with Cynthia Rothrock and Richard Norton….and aliens. How can you go wrong with that?

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