Wilson Yip's SPL Movie


Martial Arts super stars are all lined up for Wilson Yip's SPL. SPL is the working title which is derived from the initials of three renegade stars in Chinese astrology which take on good or evil characteristics depending on their position in the heavens. Set to star in the film is the martial arts superstar Sammo Hung along with "Iron Monkeys" Donnie Yen and up and coming star and wushu champion Wu Jing. Simon Yam, who appeared in Tomb Raider 2, also has a leading role in the film.

Described by Chang as a dark action drama, the film revolves around the psychological battle between a ruthless mafia boss (Hung), who has killed off the family of a police witness, and a cop (Yam) who has taken it upon himself to raise the one surviving family member.

Chang also commented, “We’ve recently had some successful films that were strong on drama but didn’t contain much action, while the old style kung-fu films had all the moves but were weak on drama,” Chang explains. “With this film, we hope to combine both elements.”

Source: MovieWeb

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