Andrew Lau and Martin Scorsese Teaming up for Revenge of the Green Dragons

Andrew LauIt sounds like a wuxia movie with people flying all over the place, but it’s actually a true-story gangster film set in New York’s Chinatown, and starring two Chinese male leads.

“Revenge of the Green Dragons” will be directed by Hong Kong mainstay Andrew Lau, who is teaming up with Martin Scorsese on the film. Scorsese will only produce, but if you needed a name to get your crime film some attention in the States and overseas, you couldn’t do any better than Scorsese. (It helps, of course, that Scorsese owes his only Oscar to Lau, who originally directed “Internal Affairs”, the film that would become “The Departed” in the States.)

Based on a script by Michael Di Jiacomo (who adapted a New Yorker article on Chinese crime gangs in America), “Revenge of the Green Dragons” would follow “two immigrants fighting their way up the Green Dragons gang, and then their struggle to confront their former associates after one of them is cast beyond the pale for his trysts with his clan chieftain.”

Yup, trysts with the clan chieftain will ruin a good thing every single time, I always say.

This won’t actually be Lau’s first attempt at breaking into Hollywood. About five years ago he directed the Richard Gere-Claire Danes serial killer film “The Flock”, which I kind of liked. That film didn’t get much airplay, though, and chances are you’ve never heard of it, which is a crying shame.

“Revenge of the Green Dragons” will start shooting this April.

Andy Lau and Tony Leung in Infernal Affairs (2002) Movie Image

Via : THR



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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    Seems like Hong Kong is a little behind in the times with gangster/crime films these days. “Triads” blows. Though i have some hope for Chow Yun Fat’s new one.

    Korea has been knocking them out of the park lately. But I guess if they want to do another NYC Chinatown gang, they might as well go with Andrew Lau. To be honest, the last Chinatown based movie that’s any good was Year of the Dragon.