RIKI-OH's Louis Fan Siu-wong Returns In MOSS!
At the recently completed HK Filmart I had the chance to sit down for an extended chat with Impact Magazine's Mike Leeder - an experience I highly recommend as he's a killer guy and has been working behind the scenes in Hong Kong for long enough now that he's got personal stories about everybody who's anybody plus a whole lot of people who almost were - and as the conversation rolled along we got on to the subject of people who should have been major stars but for some reason or another just weren't. High on that list was Louis Fan Siu-wong. Blessed with good on screen charisma and dead solid fight skills he could - and arguably should - have been one of the biggest stars of his generation but after a promising start he agreed to play the lead in the notorious gore-fu film Riki-Oh. The film has since gone on to become a notorious cult hit but at the time of its release it was a massive failure and Fan's career simply went poof. Bye bye. But he does turn up from time to time and as luck would have it Fan has a featured role in an upcoming gritty Hong Kong action flick titled Moss in which he plays an incredibly grimy homeless man opposite Shawn Yue's shady cop character.
The fine people at Mei Ah were telling anyone without the money to buy the film - i.e. people like me - that there was no trailer for it at the Filmart, which was total crap since they'd played clips from it at a press conference hours before I went and asked them, but the trailer they wouldn't show anyone then has arrived online now and it's looking good, a down and dirty action flick with a stylish look, a solid cast and quality action. Yes, please. You'll find the trailer in the Twitch Player after the break.