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.
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!