New Details (And Set Pics) Arise For Sammo Hung's Next Actioner, THE BODYGUARD


At some point between now and last week, action legend Sammo Hung's latest project saw a change in cast for the once-titled The Old Soldier. It had a different premise at the time, and now it seems the project is taking on a new objective with a brand new title in the form of The Bodyguard. And to top it all off, Hung is not only directing in it, he's starring in it as well!

Screendaily is reporting the film's current production now backed by Lava Bear, Edko Films, Irresistible Films and Focus Films for Hung to star alongside Firestorm (2013) lead, actor Andy Lau who also produces. SammoHungBlog provides a detailed description of the plot:
The story of the movie follows a retired bodyguard (Hung) who has settled in the dark and unknown corner of the world where China, Russia and North Korea meet. Suffering from the beginnings of dementia, the bodyguard is befriended by a young girl whose life is threatened when her father (Lau) falls in with the local crime world. When the girl and her father disappear, the bodyguard must call upon his long forgotten skills to save the life of his young friend.
Locations for the film's photography include its current schedule in Northern China with scenes to be shot in Suifenhe Shi and Mudangjiang Shi in Heilongjiang Province, in addition to the Russian city of Vladivostok.

Hung will also appear in Roy Chow's forthcoming Wong Fei-Hung reimagining, Rise Of A Legend this November. The Bodyguard is set for a summer 2015 release. Stay tuned for more info, and check out some new set pictures from the Russia set with Sammo and the crew!













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