Universal Pictures International is teaming with Edko Films and Irresistible Films on Roy Chow’s Chinese kung-fu action film “Rise of the Legend”.
Christine To wrote the screenplay with Peng Yuyan set to play physician, acupuncturist, and revolutionary martial arts icon Wong Fei-hung in the movie.
Various prominent actors have played Wong Fei-hung in the past including Jackie Chan in the “Drunken Master” series, Jet Li and Vincent Zhao in the “Once Upon a Time in China” film series, and Sammo Hung in a brief cameo in “Around the World in 80 Days”.
Sammo Hung is also playing a supporting role in this film, as is Wang Luodan, Jing Boran, Wong Cho Lam, Zhang Jin, Tony Leung Ka-fai and Angelababy.
The film is targeting a late 2014 release.