On Saturday, Twitchfilm forwarded a new 30-second teaser for the upcoming action thriller, re:solve. Courtesy of Red Action Entertainment & JF LENNON, the film is being pitched Singapore's first ever police action thriller from director Randy Ang, who broke ground with his first online movie magazine publication, Sinema.SG and founded his own independent theater a year later, prior to successfully cutting his teeth in film as the executive producer and art director of the 2007 cult indie feature film Becoming Royston, as well as producing and marketing for the 2008 film, The Days.
After then building his career for the next four years through directing commercials, music videos, musical features and shortfilms, it seems Ang is ready to prove that he can take it to the next level. And as you will see in the teaser at the bottom of the page, it looks like a real kickass effort.
Singapore’s first crime thriller follows Serious Crimes Unit Inspector Chen Shaoqiang (Chris Lee Chih Cheng) as he tries to figure out a series of daring armed heists and seemingly unrelated murders. Shaoqiang must revisit his troubled past as a member of the elite Special Tactics Unit, after a botched raid seven years earlier that shattered the unity of his team, taking the life of his mentor Wu Tianle (Sunny Pang). The resulting cover up destroys his relationship with Tianle’s sister Wu Qizhen (Mico Chang Wei Chun).Shaoqiang’s past collides with the present, as heists are targeted at financial firm BWB Capital, where Qizhen and another former team mate, Wang Zhengming (Jimmy Wong), now work. Shaoqiang, and his new partner Yan Yongcheng (Yuan Shuai), must race against the clock to the catch the perpetrators as the heists escalate into a tense hostage situation, where the stakes not only involve the nation’s security, but also the lives of his friends.