Here at ScreenAnarchy we have been following Dante Lam's ascendency from jobbing director to action auteur with great enthusiasm and with THE VIRAL FACTOR, he looks to be tackling his most ambitious project yet. In a deliberate attempt to appeal to a wider international audience, Lam's film tackles international terrorism and a killer virus across two different continents. The plot sees special forces agent Jay Chou and menace to society Nicholas Tse forced into an uneasy alliance in order to save the planet and - judging from the first teaser trailer - blow a lot of shit up.
THE VIRAL FACTOR was filmed on location in Jordan, Malaysia and Hong Kong and has been slated for a Chinese New Year 2012 release. The rumours we've been hearing coming off the set are that the film is brimming with insane action, explosions, gunfire and even an aerial helicopter chase above Kuala Lumpur. Needless to say - watch this space!