Soi Cheang's MOTORWAY finally enters the home straight!

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Soi Cheang's MOTORWAY finally enters the home straight!
It seems like forever since director Soi Cheang and producer Johnnie To began work on their underground racing thriller, MOTORWAY, with the first proper trailer surfacing almost exactly a year ago to the day. Well, now the chequered flag seems to be in sight as Media Asia has released a new trailer and announced that the film, which stars a host of familiar faces, including Shawn Yue, Anthony Wong, Barbie Hsu, Michelle Ye, Gordon Lam and Guo Xiaodong, will make its debut in China this coming June. 

The story focuses on Sean (Yue), a cocky police officer who goes undercover in a special tactical unit designed to take down secret underground racing gangs, and by the looks of the trailer, the production shot in some of Hong Kong's most built up and familiar areas. The score too helps give the film a similar vibe to Nicolas Winding Refn's DRIVE, and if Cheang can recapture half of that film's sense of cool we should be in for a treat! 

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StephenMay 15, 2012 10:52 PM

"Drive", if it was an actual action movie. Which is fine by me!

DooKMay 15, 2012 11:23 PM

Three years in the making, it's finally arriving!


As for the comparisons to Drive, I can see the reason why. But Motorway deserves to be mentioned by its' own merits cause technically the concept of Motorway was conceived a few years earlier before going into production in September 2009. That was exactly one year before Drive was shot (September 2010).

Todd BrownMay 16, 2012 4:16 AM

I met Soi in Toronto when Accident played here and we talked about this movie then. I asked how they were going to get permits for the street racing scenes. His answer? They weren't. I don't know if they actually followed through on this but at the time they planned to shoot them all guerrilla style.

James MarshMay 16, 2012 4:27 AM

I had a lengthy and very entertaining conversation with on of the film's producers about exactly how the late-night urban racing scenes were filmed. Suffice to say, it is not something that can be committed to print.

Joe YoungMay 16, 2012 1:41 PM

Well....thank god nobody died.