It goes without saying the key selling point for the HK$350 million epic crime drama The Goldfinger <金手指> is the much-anticipated reunion of Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Andy Lau. And it has been twenty years since they last appeared together in Infernal Affairs <無間道>.
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The last time Dante Lam directed a gritty Hong Kong crime/action thriller was That Demon Within <魔警> in 2014. And that was nine years ago before he shifted his focus primarily on the mainland market, resulting in big-budget productions like Operation Red Sea <红海行动>, The Rescue <紧急救援> and the two-part Battle at Lake Changjin <长津湖> <长津湖之水门桥>.
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Danny Pang is adapting a big-screen version of Hideo Kojima’s popular 2019 action game Death Stranding? It may share the identical title but Death Stranding <困兽> happens to be a crime thriller that has nothing to do with the video game whatsoever. Personally, if it turns out to be true, I would be worried, given his painfully erratic track record these days.
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