The Andy Lau Tak Wa, Li Bingbing, Carina Lau Ka Ling, Deng Chao, Tony Leung Ka Fai starred DETECTIVE DEE (DIK YUN KIT ji TUNG TIN DAI GOK) will be released on September 30 in the Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia simultaneously. Later it will hold its global premiere at a certain large scale European film festival. The team's travel budget and production budget reached tens of millions.
In addition, the film's trailer has officially been released. In the two minute and 20 second longer video, not only the mystery but also the Great Tang recreation that cost 100 million RMB were unveiled. In other words, each second of the trailer cost HK$800,000. Lau Tak Wa in the trailer was visible at every turn, from the close distance inspection of a burnt corpse to the kitchen fire deduction to a duel with a mysterious opponent. In the final scene he even jumped from high up, revealing Tsui Hark's ambition of creating a new Chinese film hero for Lau Tak Wa.
The film yesterday received the good news that it became the only Chinese film to be in competition at this year's Venice Film Festival. Lead actor Lau Tak Wa was very happy for two reasons. He was happy for director Tsui Hark because this film was very able to represent Tsui
Hark's style, so he was happy about the recognition; he was also happy that this would be his first film to participate in the Venice Film Festival. It would be an action film as well, thus he hoped that the audience would like the film.