Alongside the recently concluded 23rd edition of the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (better known as FILMART) were a whole series of trailers released for upcoming Hong Kong movies, timed in order to promote their pre-sales to distributors in the region and worldwide.
Here's a collection of those which are set to be among some of the biggest movies to be released this year and next:
Dir: Dante Lam
Starring: Eddie Peng, Xin Zhilei and Wang Yanlin
Synopsis: A team of heroic coast guards face their biggest challenge yet mounting a sea rescue amidst a typhoon.
THE WHITE STORM 2: DRUG LORDS
Dir: Herman Yau
Stars: Andy Lau, Louis Koo, Michael Miu, Karena Lam, Chrissie Chau, Kent Cheng
Synopsis: Andy Lau plays a powerful gangster-turned-financial tycoon who places a $100 million bounty on the most powerful drug cartel in Hong Kong. Koo reprises his role from the first movie. Miu stars as the chief police superintendent.
IP MAN 4
Dir: Wilson Yip
Stars: Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins, Chris Collins, Vanness Wu, Danny Kwok
Synopsis: Yen reprises his role as the eponymous kung fu master, who travels to the U.S. where his student Bruce Lee has upset the local martial arts community by opening a Wing Chun school.
ENTER THE FAT DRAGON
Dir: Wong Jing, Kenji Tanigaki
Stars: Donnie Yen, Teresa Mo, Niki Chow, Louis Cheung, Wong Cho Nam, Tetsu Watanabe
Synopsis: Not a remake of the Sammo Hung movie, Yen plays a cop who escorts a convict to Japan.
I'M LIVIN IT
Dir: Danny Wong
Stars: Aaron Kwok, Miriam Yeung, Alex Man
Synopsis: Kwok plays a high-flying financial consultant who now spends his days 24/7 at a fast food restaurant, and bonds with a community of homeless people who also make their home there.
A WITNESS OUT OF THE BLUE
Dir: Fung Chih Chian
Stars: Louis Koo, Jessica Hsuan, Louis Cheung, Andy On, Fiona Sit, Patrick Tam
Synopsis: A police detective relies on his only witness - a parrot - to help him catch the killer of an armed robber.
WARRIORS OF FUTURE
Dir: Ng Yuen Fai
Stars: Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo, Nick Cheung
Synopsis: Little is known yet, but it does seem that Koo is part of a rescue team who faces off with Cheung's SKYNET in an abandoned megalopolis.
FIND YOUR VOICE
Dir: Adrian Kwan
Stars: Andy Lau, Loletta Lee, Lowell Lo, Hugo Ng
Synopsis: Find Your Voice is an upcoming Hong Kong drama film written and directed by Adrian Kwan, produced by and starring Andy Lau as a former internationally renowned conductor who resides in the United States, returns to Hong Kong lead a pessimistic group of choir students.