Produced by Soi Cheang (Motorway
, The Monkey King
) and directed by Lau Ho Leung, writer of numerous Hong Kong movies including Painted Skin
and The Great Magician
, Two Thumbs Up
is an action comedy starring Francis Ng and Simon Yam as members of a tight knit group of criminals who transform a public minibus into a Police van as part of a robbery.
Currently in post-production, the film from Emperor Motion Pictures co-stars Leo Ku, Patrick Tam, Mark Cheng and Christie Chen and from this first teaser, looks very promising indeed. We can expect to see it arrive in Hong Kong at the end of the year.
Official synopsis (possible spoilers):
Lucifer and his gangsters dress their minibus to resemble a police vehicle, and pose as policemen for a robbery. Police Officer Chui sensed "criminal intent." Without police orders, he investigates these gangsters. At the robbery the gangsters engage in a gunfight against the real criminals, who kill randomly. Lucifer and his men are infuriated. They may wear police costumes and use toy guns, but their passion is real. Sensing their righteous passion, Chui decides to side with the impostors and their 16-passenger EU vehicle. Lucifer and his men re-discover the bond they felt when they used to battle together. Finally, Chui, Lucifer and the gang defeat the criminals, showing Chui that anyone can be a hero, and righteousness resides within us all.
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