Big-Budget Actioners ‘Raging Fire,’ ‘The Rescue’ Highlight Emperor’s Upcoming Slate

Variety | 3/19/2019 | Vivienne Chow
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Big-budget action blockbusters “Raging Fire” and “The Rescue” headlined Emperor Motion Pictures’ (EMP) star-studded announcement at FilMart on Tuesday, which also saw many familiar Hong Kong faces returning for locally focused projects.

EMP also highlighted its mainland Chinese projects at the event, including “Two Tigers,” a black comedy produced by and starring Vicky Zhao Wei and directed by Li Fei, and “Caught in Time,” a crime thriller produced by Han Sanping, the producer-director who previously headed state-controlled China Film Group. “Caught in Time” is directed by Lau Ho-leung and stars Daniel Wu (“Tomb Raider,” “Into the Badlands”), who has not appeared in a Chinese film since 2015.

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New Emperor title “Raging Fire” reunites director Benny Chan and singer-actor-turned-celebrity chef Nicholas Tse for the first time since their last collaboration, 2011’s “Shaolin.” The film, which recounts the rivalry of a former cop and his mentor, also stars Donnie Yen (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Ip Man”); Yen also is a producer.

EMP’s “The Rescue” is arguably the biggest Chinese production so far this year. The $90 million action-packed blockbuster is Dante Lam’s followup to “Operation Red Sea,” China’s top-grossing film in 2018. Starring Eddie...
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