One of the most popular kung fu icons of all time is returning to the big screen, with director Roy Chow (pictured above) resurrecting the legend of Wong Fei-hung for his upcoming Rise Of The Legend
. Previously played by the likes of Jet Li and Jackie Chan, Wong's historical roots are as an actual martial arts instructor - Lau Kar Leung's family trained in his school - but over the years Wong has been elevated to the status of a true folk hero and is often portrayed as standing strong against foreign influences in China.
Given the history of major stars playing the character there is obviously a great deal of interest in who is taking on the role this time but - despite the film already being in production - the producers aren't saying. What do we know? Bill Kong is producing with former Ang Lee assistant Roy Chow directing. Christine To (Jiang Hu
, True Legend
) has written the script. Cory Yuen is handling action choreography. And included in supporting roles are Sammo Hung, Zhang Jin and Jing Boran.
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