Hong Kong director Benny Chan’s actioner “Invisible Target”, a cops-and-robbers movie that looks like one of those balls-out action pictures (you can check out a trailer for it here). Or at least, the trailer makes it appear that way. Then again, “Dragon Squad” looked good, too, but it turned out to be a nonsensical mess with some good sporadic action. In any case, Variety reports that The Weinstein Company has acquired multi-territory rights to “Invisible Target,” which includes North America, Australia and South Africa.
The Weinsteins don’t exactly have a good track record with handling Hong Kong (or just Asian in general) movies. Everything they’ve touched, they’ve somehow managed to piss off the fans by either messing with the soundtrack, cutting the hell out of the movie, or just shelving the film until they can get a remake done. I wouldn’t expect to see “Invisible Target” in American theaters, and if the past is any indication, it’ll be a long time (years, maybe) before the movie finally hits DVD in the States.
What does all that mean for you, the Asian movie fan? Buy the import DVDs from overseas, of course.
Written and directed by Benny Chan, “Invisible Target” follows a group of young cops as they pursue a group of young robbers. It’s described as a “ultra-violent” film, which means I MUST see this thing.
The film stars Nicolas Tse, Shawn Yue, Wu Jing and Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee Chan.