The biggest thing on the cinematic horizon in Hong Kong right now is Cold War, written and directed by first-timers Longman Leung and Sunny Luk, and starring pretty much every red-blooded male currently working in the city. When a police van loaded with weapons and explosives gets hijacked, and the terrorists begin an extreme reign of terror across Hong Kong, cops Tony Leung Ka Fai and Aaron Kwok find themselves at war with each other over how to deal with it.
Cold War also stars Charlie Young, Gordon Lam, Chin Ka Lok, Andy On, Terence Yin, Eddie Peng, Aariff Rahman, Byron Mann, Grace Huang and a cameo from Andy Lau and hits cinema screens in Hong Kong on 18 October. Today, Edko has released another new trailer, together with a collection of new character posters. Check them out below.
Synopsis (Beware of potential spoilers!):
In Asia's safest city, the police have long been untouchable. Approaching midnight in Hong Kong, police headquarters receives an anonymous call: a fully-loaded police van carrying the force's most advanced equipment and five highly-trained officers has disappeared off the grid. The hijackers possess direct knowledge of police procedures. They're already steps ahead. The police must meet a list of demands to ensure the hostages' release, including the delivery of a large ransom. Any delay will cost lives. The clock has begun to tick.
Rival Deputy Commissioners Sean Lau and Waise Lee fight to take charge of the rescue operation, code named Cold War. Lau wants to negotiate with the hijackers while covertly tracking them to their hideout. Lee is ready for an all-out aggressive attack, no matter the cost. For them, there's much more at stake than the safety of the hostages or the reputation of the police. With the Secretary for Security stepping down, the seat will soon be vacant. Cold War will decide who climbs to the top.
Lau and Lee are aware that every decision is crucial, that each minute counts. But as they execute a carefully planned attack, little do they know they've become unwitting pawns in a bigger, more dangerous game...