Donnie Yen and Andy Lau enter the ‘City of Darkness’

"Dragon Tiger Gate" Japanese Theatrical Poster

"Dragon Tiger Gate" Japanese Theatrical Poster

Martial arts action star Donnie Yen (Ip Man 3) will be teaming up with Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau (The Bodyguard) for City of Darkness (working title), an upcoming police thriller that will be set in the 70’s and focus on how the ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) came about when the Hong Kong police were at their most corrupt (via Mike Leeder).

Hardcore Donnie Yen fans may recall his 1999 film, City of Darkness, which – judging from a plot revolving around jade treasures – will have nothing to do with the new City of Darkness.

Although the new City of Darkness sounds similar to the long-rumored Dragon City – which would have Yen fighting crime in the Kowloon Walled City in the 70s – it’s apparently a totally different project.

Dragon City has been on the radar for a few years, with Derek Kwok (Full Strike, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons) attached to helm the project.

One thing’s for sure: Yen isn’t doing any of these 70’s-set cop flicks until he wraps up his next film, Wesley. In the meantime, Yen fans have Star Wars: Rogue One and xXx 3 to look forward to. And don’t forget about Yen’s long list of off again/on again titles, which include The Master, a possible Ip Man 4/Flash Point 2 and of course, Ice Man 2.

We’ll keep you in the loop as we hear more. Stay tuned!

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13 Responses to Donnie Yen and Andy Lau enter the ‘City of Darkness’

  1. dragonfile says:

    Hi,Mighty Peking Man

    This poster is an imitation.
    The name of directors are John Woo with Johnnie To, and cast are Chow Yun-Fat,Andy Lau,Tony Leung,Lau Ching Wan,etc…
    There is no name of Donnie there.

  2. dragonfile says:

    PS:
    Probably your friend was wrong to see this
    check it out.
    http://i.mtime.com/baixiaosheng/photo/3258721/
    Read a comment and a date.
    You don’t have to post my comments .

  3. Lee Golden says:

    I did a google image search on that poster and found the same one on an mtime group forum page from 2010. It’s nothing recent.

  4. gabriel says:

    I enjoyed ‘Gallants’ and look forward to this.

  5. AFS says:

    I don’t think Andy Lau was ever announced or rumoured for Dragon City. I may very well be wrong, though. Where did you see that ?

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  7. mike leeder says:

    As i said in the news piece while this is a 70’s set Police thriller, i never said its the same project as DRAGON CITY, the Chinese name i was given for this project which is being produced directly under Wong Jing’s auspices is not the same and seems more of an action drama than a full on martial arts/fight movie which Dragon City is meant to be
    I

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