It’s the 25th anniversary for Tsui Hark’s Film Workshop production company, an activity was held yesterday and many filmmakers came to congratulate him. With so many successful films throughout the 25 years of his company, Tsui Hark set Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame aka D-Project as his new filming plan.
When he was interview by yule.sohu.com, Tsui Hark revealed that the film will be about Tang dynasty Detective Dee, the confirmed cast includes Andy Lau, Tony Leung Kar Fai, Li Bingbing and Deng Chao, among them Andy will take up the role of Detective Dee. Other actors will be joining the cast which will be expanding.
Detective Dee is a great detective during the Tang dynasty who solved many cases, Tsui Hark find that the legend of Detective Dee is very interesting thus he decided to shoot a film on him. Druing the Tang dynasty when Empress Wu holds the power, Detective Dee is her prime minister. He’s also the administrator of law for a year as he went around to solve many mystery cases, no appeals thereafter thus his fairness can be seen. Later many wrote several interesting stories of this legend. Holland’s Dr.Robert H van Gulik even took up the classic in Chinese novels to write The Legend of Detective Dee, thus many people overseas are familiar with the stories of Detective Dee, Huayi Brothers had set the 30-40% of the film’s earnings from overseas market.
news from: yule.sohu.com