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Edko's heavily invested police epic COLD WAR (HONG JIN) has already confirmed three Best Actors Andy Lau Tak Wa, Aaron Kwok Fu Sing and Tony Leung Ka Fai and scheduled for a Hong Kong production start in October and simultaneous release next year in the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The film company is determined to turn the film into the most luxurious Best Actor "city collapsing" acting battle in the past ten years of Hong Kong police film.
Lau Tak Wa said that INFERNAL AFFAIRS (MO GAN DOH) was already a battle of wit suspense classic ten years ago. Hopefully after COLD WAR's release it will become the new symbol of Hong Kong police battle of wits films of the next ten years. His participation this time would be a joy for him. Kwok Fu Sing originally stopped making movies to prepare for his concert but because the COLD WAR script was too attractive he was willing to take time from his rehearsal schedule and sleep less to make it. After completing the film he will return to the rehearsal. The script also motivated Leung Ka Fai as he took time from his current film production to participate. Aside from the three film big shots, new actors Aarif Rahman (Lee Chi Ting) and Eddie Peng Yu-yen will also perform. They have already worked with several big stars. As for the film's directors Leung Lok Man and Lok Kim Ching would joint direct for
the first time but have worked behind the scene in the film industry for years.
Edko said that the script was the film's nucleus. Although this big production's two new directors had no director experience, they have been in the Hong Kong film industry for years. Investor Bill Kong Chi Keung said, "Hong Kong film is about the spirit of passing the torch. Ten years ago, (Andrew) Lau Wai Keung and Mak Chong (Alan Mak Siu Fai, Felix Chong Man Keung) were only known in the industry but INFERNAL
AFFAIRS provided them an opportunity. Now they have already become pillars of the Hong Kong film industry. Conceivably after COLD WAR, which will not only provide viewers with a class A good film but also transmit new blood to the film industry."