"Full Strike" (pictured), directed by Hong Kong's Derek Kwok, tells the story of a hot-tempered, former badminton player whose encounter with four ex-gangsters inspires her to make a return to her favorite sport.
The budget totals HK$30 million (US$3.9 million), put together by 852 Films, Why Entertainment, Big Honor Entertainment, In Look Media, Star Chinese Movies, XAMAX Development, and StArt Entertainment and Production.
Meanwhile, Emperor Motion Picture is backing action-romance "To The Fore," directed by Dante Lam, who is best known as a crime and action specialist.
Targeted at a younger audience, the film's plot revolve around four young cyclists, their friendship and their individual love stories.
Pushed up by filming in a variety of locations including Taiwan, Korea, China and Europe, the film's budget is pegged at a considerable HK$80 million (US$10.3 million.) The cast is headed by Taiwan's Eddie Peng and Ethan Juan. Shooting will begin this summer and the completed picture is set to wheel its way into theaters in 2015.
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