Donnie Yen Returning To The US For English-Language NOODLE MAN

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Donnie Yen Returning To The US For English-Language NOODLE MAN
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Donnie Yen will be making a return to the US to star in a new English-language film titled 'Noodle Man'. He will play an ex-cop from China who now runs a noodle shop in New York's Chinatown. One day, he meets in his shop the drug lord responsible for killing his partner 15 years ago. 

Noodle Man will be a US-China co-production directed by Chen Daming (who helmed the Chinese version of What Women Want starring Andy Lau and Gong Li) and produced by Michael Shamberg, producer of films such as Pulp FictionOut Of SightContagion and Django Unchained

In the early 2000s, Yen appeared in Highlander: Endgame, Blade 2, and Shanghai Knights. Noodle Man will be his first English-language film since the 2008 Hong Kong film Ip Man launched him into superstardom.
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DooK_FreshOctober 18, 2014 8:01 PM

They should get a director that knows how to make action films and let Donnie direct the action scenes.

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RoboticPlagueOctober 19, 2014 11:42 PM

i would much rather see someone else direct the action than Donnie. He is good but lately it's all the same with him. Mix it up a little. Can't wait to see what Yuen Woo Ping does with him for the new Crouching Tiger. The key to that movie will be sound design tho. The sound in CTHD is amazing.

TheTaskmasterOctober 20, 2014 12:50 AM


Art VandelayOctober 20, 2014 3:39 AM

If this movie turns out to be anything but bad, I'll react like Donnie did in the ending of Special ID.

DooK_FreshOctober 20, 2014 5:45 AM

SPECIAL ID (MMA), THE MONKEY KING (fantasy-based, weapons) and ICEMAN (mix of modern and traditional HK style, improvisational) are all the same? Guess we must have watched different films then...

cuttermaranOctober 20, 2014 3:43 PM

They are not the same, but have the same in common- they all sucked huge

DooK_FreshOctober 20, 2014 3:51 PM

SPECIAL ID was a decent throwback to HK cop films from the 80s and 90s (just set in Mainland China) with great action and THE MONKEY KING was entertaining imo and Yen at his best acting-wise. I agree about ICEMAN though (still liked the action thrown in though). To each his own.

QinlongOctober 21, 2014 6:21 AM

I agree completely.

Don DryeOctober 21, 2014 7:37 AM

The story sounds actually quiet intriguing for a martial arts thriller, too bad it'll probably end up as a mediocre flick like "Special I.D"

RoboticPlagueOctober 21, 2014 7:23 PM

I get what you are saying. I don't know. It seems like he has to incorporate MMA moves into everything he does now and it doesn't work for movies. It's boring for the most part. It worked in Flash Point but in his others not soo much. Just look at Special ID. Everything about that movie stunk.

DooK_FreshOctober 23, 2014 3:15 PM

It has sort of become his trademark ever since SPL. But he's smart enough to know what to incorporate in his films depending on the material. Those last two films I mentioned barely had MMA in them.

RoboticPlagueOctober 24, 2014 3:25 AM

I couldn't finish Monkey King . Got maybe half way. Iceman was a letdown but there was some cool bits of fighting in it. It's a shame that the movie was split into 2 parts which didnt help.