Edko films has had a successful run of homegrown thrillers in the last couple of years, with Murderer
and Cold War
all employing big name stars in high stakes, high concept action dramas to increasingly lucrative effect at the Hong Kong box office.
Firestorm, written and directed by Alan Yuen, sees Andy Lau in hardnosed cop mode, on the trail of a paticularly violent gang of robbers. Gordon Lam is the ex-con who agrees to go undercover for the cops, only to stoke the fires of those time old themes of good vs evil, right vs wrong as he finds himself increasingly at odds with Lau's cop as he is pulled deeper and deeper into a life of crime.
With the release of the film only a month away, Edko has just released a third trailer for the film, which hits screens in 2D and 3D on 19 December. Right now everything is pointing towards plenty of old school action thrills, and it would be great to see Andy Lau recover from the disappointing Blind Detective and atrocious Switch.
Check out the trailer and a trio of new posters below.
A storm is heading to the city, and with it comes another occurrence so destructive, it vows to bring down everything it touches.
A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu Jun), armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent armored car heist in broad daylight in a crowded street. Whoever tries to get in their way, they will show no mercy. This puts the police force to shame and humiliation.
A hardboiled senior police inspector Lui (Andy Lau), hot on the trail of Nam and his tight crew, determines to put an end to this madness that causes the lives of innocent people. But he soon comes face to face with the cruel reality that the usual police tactics are too futile to send these armed thieves behind bars. Extreme crime requires extreme justice, even if it means crossing his moral line. Tou (Lam Ka Tung), an ex-con desperate to leave his criminal past behind, volunteers to be Lui's snitch in exchange for a fresh start with her girlfriend Bing (Yao Chen). But little does he know what hellish situation he's getting himself into.
While Nam is putting together his next big score, the two colliding forces from both sides of the law, each at the top of their games, will soon face their archenemies. As Lui's hunt heats up, their ultimate confrontation is about to take place on the streets.
As the storm passes through and the dust settles, whoever survives can hardly cope with its horrifying aftermath.
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