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If you have the opportunity to see “Stool Pigeon” director Dante’s Lam’s latest action/thriller “The Viral Factor” when it lands in US theaters this January, I strongly recommend that you do so. The movie is definitely a lot of fun, and it should play extremely well on the big screen. In other words, should the film happen to find its way into a theater within driving distance, take a trip and check it out. Dante Lam continues his hot streak, and I’m very anxious to see where he’s headed next.
A plot synopsis for the uninitiated:
A mission to escort a witness from Jordan to the Netherlands leaves International Security Affairs agent Jon severely scarred: a bullet is lodged in his brain, his fiancée and fellow agent Rita is dead and their traitorous colleague Sean has nabbed their witness. While contemplating leaving the force, he finds out that his father and brother, Wan Yang, are still alive. In his search for them, he discovers that his brother is working as a mercenary for Sean, who has evil plans to force scientist Rachel to cultivate a mutating virus to unleash on the world. The brothers unite to stop Sean but finds out that he has an even bigger plan for international blackmail. The battle heads to a showdown in Hong Kong where Sean has decided to release the strain of deadly virus.
“The Viral Factor” stars Nicholas Tse and Jay Chou. Check out the two latest US TV spots for the film by directing your attention to the clips embedded below.
The film opens on January 20th, 212.