After three months of filming, The Lost Bladesman, directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, wrapped filming on June 30, 2010. The movie is starring Donnie Yen, Sun Li, Jiang Wen, Alex Fong Chung Sun, Andy On, Chin Siu Ho, Wang Xue Bing, and Shao Bing. No exact release data has been announced yet.
The remake of Tsui Hark’s 1992 Dragon Inn will be shot in 3-D. The film follows Ming Dynasty General Chow Wai-On who fights the power hungry eunuch Tsao Siu-Yan at a deserted inn called Dragon Gate Inn. Shooting will begin in September and the New Dragon Gate Inn will slate for 2011 release. Jet Li has been cast to play General Chow Wai-on and Zhou Xun as the Inn’s seductive owner Jade.
Renowned director Peter Chan will start filming a remake of Chang Cheh’s classic One Armed Swordsman (1969) in August. Chang Cheh’s version made a star out of Jimmy Wang Yu and started the wave of 1970’s wuxia genre movies.
One Armed Swordsman remake will star Donnie Yen and Takeshi Kaneshiro. This will be the first time for both leading actors Donnie Yen and Takeshi Kaneshiro to collaborate together on a movie project. Takeshi Kaneshito has to undergo fight training before the filming begins which Donnie Yen will choreograph.
Just like many of 1970’s Shaw Brothers’ classics, One Armed Swordsman’s copyright belong to Quentin Tarantino and its Hong Kong’s copyright belong to Celestial Pictures Ltd. Peter Chan recently announced that the story concept will be the same but he intends to create a new story of it.