Media Asia Announces Donnie Yen's First Super Hero Projects

James Marsh, Asian Editor
Following the unveiling of Super Hero Films at HK Filmart last month, the joint production venture between Media Asia and Donnie Yen, the company has now announced their first two projects. 

The Master is a martial arts drama set in the US in the 1970s, centring on a Hong Kong immigrant turned kung-fu school master who is targeted for revenge by a gun shop owner. The film will star Donnie Yen in the title role and is to be directed by Soi Cheang, whose previous work includes Motorway and Accident.

The second project, Dragon City, is to be directed by Derek Kwok (Gallants) and is again set during the 70s. Yen takes the lead, this time as a cop who leads a special task force assigned with battling crime and police corruption inside the now-demolished Kowloon Walled City.

Both films are currently in pre-production and are slated to shoot this year.
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  • Marcel Samson

    While new Donnie Yen project announcements are something to get excited about by themselves, the fact that one of them involves the Kowloon Walled City is even more exciting. I have somewhat of a fascination with that now gone part of HK.

  • set in the 70s sounds good, i hope it feels like Flash Point.

    i haven't seen those movies made by those directors but I hope the movie turns out good.

    where is Special Identity?

  • Snail

    I seriously wish he embarked on these films circa 2008 - 2012

    This man is now past his prime =(

    Though...Wu Xia (2012) was astonishing.

  • DooK

    Past his prime? Not yet. Unlike Jet Li, Donnie ain't slowing down and keeps getting better.

  • tman418

    Why have not received any information or any new footage regarding "The Monkey King." This is a freaking IMAX 3D film! Build the anticipation already!

  • DooK

    F**K YEAH!!!!!!!

  • Nice rouge, Donnie.

  • MrRocking

    Ah the tyranny of Hi Def :)

  • rondertaker

    loved gallants, interested to see what kwok does next

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