Tuesday, January 25, 2011


courtesy of takungpao.com

MY KINGDOM earlier wrapped successful. Aside from the team of three great kung fu masters Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Yuen Biao and Yu Rongguang, leads Wu Chun, Han Geng and Barbie Hsu (Tsui Hei Woon)'s fight scenes took up nearly half the film. The final wrap scene took the team
an entire week to complete, showing how demanding action director Sammo was with the fight scenes.

Sammo, Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao and others formed Seven Little Fortunes and were the pillars of the 80s Hong Kong kung fu films. This time the script moved Sammo to relive the Beijing Opera nostalgia of his youth, as he invited junior colleague Yuen Biao to play Wu Chun and Han Geng's mentor -- top martial art actor Yu Sing Ying. The brothers were particularly focused in studying martial arts on and off screen. As for Yu Rongguang he was famous Beijing Opera performer Yu Mingkui's son. Since childhood he studied to be a martial art actor for over a dozen years. This time he played Big S' mentor Yue Jiangtian, famous martial art actor of Beijing. For the two major martial art actors' duel, Sammo personally rehearsed with Yuen Biao and Yu Rongguang. The trio held nothing back as they wielded their weapons.

1 comment:

  1. i doubt any actors today could endure and pass the training the Seven Little Fortunes went through. its because of that rigorous training that allows to do such amazing things.

    looking at Hung's track record, you would expect him to be demanding for his action scenes, and there is nothing wrong with that. that's why i prefer it when kung fu flims feature actors that know martial arts in real life.