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Monday, September 29, 2014

Sammo Hung's THE BODYGUARD Wraps Filming

Sammo Hung (center row) stands with wife Joyce Godenzi (right of Sammo, second from far right) on the set of THE BODYGUARD (2015)
Hong Kong action cinema legend and film stalwart Sammo Hung is has seen his share of highs and lows when it came to his own personal health in recent years. Nevertheless, he remains as tenacious as ever in filmmaking, whether it is acting, applying his signature choreography, or directing.

As of late, his return to the director's chair has seen his involvement in the upcoming release of The Bodyguard, a title once rumored to report the involvement of fellow action legend Jackie Chan before those rumors were debunked. Since then, the cast list remains with its director leading the film along side actor and producer Andy Lau, with a hopeful reunion of Hong Kong thesps listing actress Yuen Qiu, and actors Karl Maka, Dean Shek, Yuen Wah and Tsui Hark, and possibly more to be announced.
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.
SammoHungBlog is now reporting that the film just wrapped following its production spanning from parts of Northern China to Vladisvostok, Russia in the past month or so. Lava Bear, Edko Films, Irresistible Films and Focus Films are backing the film with a release date likely set for next summer.

Stay tuned for more info.

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