Chow Yun Fat In THE LAST TYCOON Teaser

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Chow Yun Fat In THE LAST TYCOON Teaser
The upside to upcoming Chinese production The Last Tycoon? The 1920's gangster picture features an all star cast of Chow Yun Fat, Huang Xiaoming, Francis Ng, Sammo Hung and Ni Ni. Andy Lau being on board as a producer doesn't hurt, either.

The down side? Writer-director Wong Jing, best known for cranking out fairly low grade pulp. The film, written and directed by Wong and produced by Andrew Lau, recreates the true misadventures of Shanghai mobster Du Yuesheng (Chow), who had close ties with KMT leader Chiang Kai Shek.

Now, Wong has been known to go high brow and turn out some quality work from time to time and hopefully this will be one of those cases. You can get your first taste of some footage with the teaser below.
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James MarshAugust 2, 2012 1:39 PM

Yeah, that does look pretty cool. But I honestly can't remember the last Wong Jing film I really enjoyed.

QinlongAugust 2, 2012 3:37 PM

That's a great teaser. Aged Huang Xiaoming kind of looks like tony Leung Ka-Fai, strangely.

bannedinallstonAugust 3, 2012 12:40 PM

FYI, andy lau and andrew lau aren't the same dude. andrew lau wai-keung is a director, who did (among many other things) the storm riders, initial d, and infernal affairs (which starred actor/pop star andy lau). andy lau tak-wah is the actor dude who you all know.

CashBaileyAugust 4, 2012 7:20 AM

Could Wong Jing actually pull another good movie out of his butt?

I can't imagine Chow would sign on for just any of the juvenile parody crap Wong specialises in.

GozanAugust 5, 2012 4:36 PM

The quality of a Wong Jing movie is inversely proportional to the number of women in them. This one seems pretty male-centric, so hopefully he left the actual moviemaking to the "assistant" director, and hopefully that "assistant" is Billy Chung. (See, for example, the surprisingly good Colour of the Loyalty)