Could Benny Chan's METAMORPHOSIS Spell Change For Universe?
A notable step-up from Universe's recent slate of unerwhelming thrillers, Metamorphosis looks to be a high calibre, complex action thriller directed by Benny Chan (Shaolin, Divergence) and starring a triumvirate of heavyweight stars in the form of Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo and Nick Cheung.
The globe-trotting production is currently shooting in Thailand, and sees Lau play an ambitious narcotics officer on the trail of a notorious drugs cartel working out of the Golden Triangle. Cheung plays his loyal subordinate, while Koo is their life-long friend, embedded deep undercover in the targeted gang.
Also starring Lo Hoi Pang and Yuan Quan, Metamorphosis looks to be a mix of Protege and Overheard, blending kinetic action and tense drama, both in Hong Kong and spreading across Asia.The film won't be ready until some time next year, but what we saw today has definitely piqued our interest.
Metamorphosis is produced by Alvin Lam, Benny Chan, Alex Dong, Jeffrey Chan and Dong Pei Wen, with Chan regulars Anthony Pun handling the cinematography and Lee Chung Chi providing the action choreography.