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Yen? Hung? Yes.

— Posted by John Campea

shapo.jpgAh, now there’s a picture sure to warm the cockles of any kung fu fan’s heart. Why’s that? The man on the right is Donnie Yen, on the left Sammo Hung. And, yes, that IS a camera rig right behind them. The film is called Sha Po Lang and, according to Yen, will feature no CGI and as little wire work as possible with actual fights between the actual performers. Golly … sounds like someone out there in Hong Kong finally decided to make a good, old school Hong Kong movie. Yen and Simon Lam will star as cops on the trail of gangster boss Sammo Hung, with Wu Jing also starring as one of Hung’s lead assassins. Principal photography is due to wrap up in September. Nice.

Information (and the picture) here lifted shamelessly from a few different threads over on the KFC boards …

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  • http://www.Donnieyen.us Nightbird

    All kudos to those at Donnieyen.net and Wu-jing.org for the info on this movie. Especially DY.net for those photos everyone is posting. This movie is wrapped and Donnie’s now working on The Seven Swords with Tsui Hark.

    I can’t wait to see Sha Po Lang, proof that not everything out of Hong Kong must star those Twins or Pop-fu-er’s!

  • tracy

    Awww! That *does* warm the cockles of my heart! And Simon Lam’s not so bad, either. Pretty much anything Donnie Yen does, even if it sucks, I end up loving. I can’t help it.

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