ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHANGHAI Teaser. No. The other ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHANGHAI.
For those of you keeping score at home. This is not the Once Upon A Time In Shanghai starring Chow Yun-fat and Sammo Hung, and directed by Wong Jing.
This is, however, another Once Upon A Time In Shanghai also starring Sammo Hung with Philip Ng [Bodyguards and Assassins and Naked Soldier], and produced by Wong Jing.
Someone at Jing's Mega Vision Pictures is not keeping track of film titles.
This movie will be directed by Wong Ching Po [Revenge: A Love Story] and was chosen by Wong Jing because "...his visual style is very unique and I want him to bring a new visual element to kung-fu fighting". On top of that he brings in action director and legend Yuen Woo Ping to handle the choreography. So colour us interested.
Ng will play a poor labourer from Shandong who moves to 1920s Shanghai with a dream of making his fortune but ends up using his powerful fists. Hung plays his kung-fu master.
You can find a teaser after the break. It features no footage and despite the razzle and dazzle I am rather fond of that homage to the beginnings of a lot of those Shaw Brothers kung fu flicks; the lone figure against a solid background displaying his skills. Further judgement will be held back until we see actual footage. Fingers crossed.
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