January 14, 2017

Made in Kowloon Update: Official Press Release & Synopsis

Pegasus announces Feature picture starring UFC Champion Anderson (The Spider) Silva!

Hong Kong, January 13, 2017 – Pegasus Motion Pictures Limited announced their slate of films releasing 2017 at their annual dinner on January 11, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong. Among their films, the biggest budget and their main slate picture is “Made in Kowloon” , a U.S. $20M action movie currently in production in Hong Kong and Macau, starring China action star Max Zhang (The Grandmaster (2013), SPL II: A Time for Consequences (2015)), Anderson (The Spider) Silva – UFC’s greatest fighter ever, and Chinese American Action actress JuJu Chan (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon : Sword of Destiny). Other cast members include Hong Kong actor Kevin Cheng, Stephy Tang, and Sumyau Liu.

The film is directed by award-winning Hong Kong filmmaker, screenwriter and producer, Fruit Chan. He is best known for his films depicting the everyday life of grass root Hong Kong people. His internationally acclaimed films include Made in Hong Kong (1997) and Durian Durian (2000).

“Made in Kowloon”‘s fight choreographer Stephen Tung, has been nominated a total of ten times for Best Action Choreography at the Hong Kong Film Awards and won four times, for Downtown Torpedoes (1997), Purple Storm (1999), The Accidental Spy (2001, working with the Jackie Chan Stunt Team) and Bodyguards and Assassins (2009).

In recent years, Tung has been working mostly in Mainland China, having participated in productions including Seven Swords (2005), The Promise (2005), Painted Skin (2008), Reign Of Assassins (2010), Painted Skin:The Resurrection (2012), The Great Magician (2012) and Saving General Yang (2013).

“Made in Kowloon” tells a tale about a series of homicides occurring in Hong Kong, investigated by Detective Kowloon (Max Zhang) and his team. During the investigation, Kowloon’s fiancee is abducted. The only way to save her is to find the serial killer.

Audiences can expect to see many epic fight scenes from the three accomplished action stars!

Anderson Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion. Silva holds the longest title streak in UFC history, which ended in 2013 after 2,457 days, with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses.

Zhang Jin, also known as Max Zhang, is a Chinese actor and a former Wushu athlete who won the Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Grandmaster, at the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards. Zhang began his career as a stunt actor, notably in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) as the stunt double for Zhang Ziyi, whom he later collaborated as a screen actor in My Lucky Star (2013) and The Grandmaster (2013). He also starred in Rise of the Legend in 2014 and SPL II: A Time for Consequences in 2015. Zhang is also currently involved in the Hollywood production Pacific Rim 2.

JuJu Chan is a Chinese American Action Star who has been coined the next Michelle Yeoh and Female Bruce Lee by the Hong Kong Media. She is also a Muay Thai Champion in Hong Kong, and a Taekwondo Black Belt international championship medalist. JuJu played Silver Dart Shi in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016), she is also the lead actress in the upcoming film Savage Dog (2017) starring along with Scott Adkins. Juju is also the lead in Roger Corman’s new action film Fist of the Dragon (2014), co-starring with MMA champion Josh Thomson. Speaking of Fist of the Dragon, Juju is nominated for the best actress award for the film at the 3rd annual Widescreen Film & Music Video Festival in Miami and will attend February 17th thru the 19th 2017.

Anderson (The Spider) Sliva is going to fight again in UFC 208 Saturday, February 11th 2016!

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Dan Templegod
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