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Donnie Yen's next film is going to be a modern actioner called Special Identity and will be directed by Clarence Fok (The Iceman Cometh) and produced by Donnie himself. Other castmembers include Vincent Zhao (The Blade, True Legend), Zhang Hanyu (Assembly), Jing Tian, Kun Yang, and Qi Daji. Peter Pau (The Killer, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) will handle cinematography duties, and Donnie will be the action director along with Bruce Law (who will most presumably handle car stunts and gun-firing).

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Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:23 pm
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i hope in their end fight donnie erases those wu shu punches Chiu Man-Cheuk cant help doing.


Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:42 pm
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Donnie Yen Takes On Vincent Zhao For Viewers

Donnie Yen, Jing Tian, Vincent Zhao, Zhang Hanyu and director Clarence Ford (Fok Yiu-Leung) attended a press conference in Beijing for upcoming action film DUT SHU SUN FUN (SPECIAL IDENTITY) yesterday. Besides being the lead actor, Donnie will also be the film's producer as well as action director. In order to set the tone up for the attendants concerning Donnie's work and his current status as China's top martial arts actor, the event displayed a highlight of Donnie's classic action scenes. With DUT SHU SUN FUN, Donnie hopes to create a classic action film in "triple identities".

This film will mark the first time Donnie and fellow martial arts actor Vincent Zhao working together. They admired each other and are looking forward to face each other on film. Donnie stated that, as an action director, he will design several fight scenes for him and Vincent Zhao so viewers would get the most satisfaction and enjoyment out of the film. As a producer, he also jokes that being a producer actually means getting "hard work" done, and that he would have to learn from director Clarence Fok participating in shots like a learning observer.

Zhang Hanyu, a Golden Horse Award winning actor, has always had the image of a courageous or cool tough guy and rarely makes action films. But working with Donnie and Vincent Zhao, he's looking forward to this film the most this year.

As for action scenes, Zhang Hanyu said that he might pick up a few tricks along the way and revealed that he has already started training in preparation. He predicts that it will get very tough but he's looking forward to the fight scenes that Donnie will arrange for him.

http://hktopten.blogspot.com/2012/01/20 ... ncent.html


Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:53 pm
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Yen and Zhao Collaborate on Action Movie

Donnie Yen says he feels excited about his first collaboration with fellow action star Vincent Zhao in the new film "Special Identity" ("Te Shu Shen Fen").

"We never worked together before, although I really appreciate his talent," Yen told reporters who gathered at a Beijing hotel on Thursday to mark the commencement of filming.

"Vincent and I will do some great action scenes," added Yen, who is also the movie's action director.

Vincent Zhao also believes the action scenes are highlights, adding, "Also expect lots of breathtaking car-racing scenes."

The actors didn't mention the movie's storyline.

Donnie Yen's notable films include "Ip Man", "14 Blades" and "Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen", while Vincent Zhao's most famous character is the kung fu hero Wong Fei-hung, whom he portrayed for both film and TV.

"Special Identity" is being directed by Clarence Fok. The cast also includes Zhang Hanyu and Jing Tian.

The movie is scheduled for release this November.

http://english.cri.cn/6666/2012/01/20/1261s677274.htm


Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:09 pm
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Special Identity: Bourne's Inbred Brother.


Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:08 pm
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The film's story has yet to be revealed but it's going to be stylish and set in a Metropolitan city.

http://www.hoteltravelpr.com/2012/01/31 ... ina-daily/


Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:20 pm
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Ceremonial event for the film took place today. Looks like shooting will start very soon.

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http://www.weibo.com/donnieyen


Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:59 pm
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Production seems to have already started. The shoot is on a street in Hong Kong.

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Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:19 pm
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Donnie Yen surrounded by 10,000 people in Shenzhen

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Ip Man actor Donnie Yen has been quite famous lately as the majority of his films in recent years have made over 100 million yuan in the Mainland box office. Looks like the Mainland fans really love Donnie. Last night, Donnie was shooting in Shenzhen for Clarence Fok's new film Special Identity (特殊身份). As the crew was filming a walk-through scene in heavy rain, three streets were blocked off. Yesterday the crew posted a special announcement around the area notifying residents of the filming time, location and when the streets will be closed.

Unexpectedly the 'warm reminder' produced the opposite effect. Fans and Netizens took pictures of the announcement and madly forwarded it online. Last night, a large group of onlookers, over 10,000 people, gathered around the filming location.

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Initially, Donnie just wanted to shoot the scene low-profile but to his surprise the large crowd was waiting for him like a turbulent. He was a little frightened and urged everyone to be careful. Director Clarence Fok expressed that the situation was already like this earlier on and he also hired 70 security personnels to maintain order. "The security includes a person with authority and also the Public Security. It's considered a pretty stabled group of security people."

During the night, a rush of water was to be poured to make effect for the heavy rain. Lots of resources were used for this film, like three large water trucks and a large group of workers. In the film, Donnie plays an undercover and had to be dressed like a triad leader. He wore some accessories like neck chains and a famous watch, worth 2 million yuan. Also, a famous tattoo artist spent about 4 to 5 hours putting a fake tattoo on him.

http://tvbceleb.blogspot.com/2012/02/donnie-yen-surrounded-by-10000-people.html#.TzXbSnGhaCI.twitter


Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:41 am
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....... 4 to 5 hours for that tattoo? Maybe the exchange rate equals out to 45 minutes US Time.

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New stills. Frankie Ng (the actor who always plays gangsters in many crime films) co-stars.

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Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:45 am
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Terrible news just broke out today. Vincent Zhao has left the set because he's dissatisfied with the new script and director (Clarence Fok, director of cult classics The Iceman Cometh and Naked Killer). According to Sina, the crew only had time to shoot few scenes before Zhao suddenly took off without notifying anyone. This has lead to the production company issuing a legal letter while Zhao has refused to return onboard unless they change the script back to its' original form.

Special Identity was originally going to be a film about heists called The Ultimate Codebreak (produced by Jackie Chan) which would have had Mainland Chinese director Tan Bing helming the film and James Yuen (The Warlords, Bodyguards & Assassins) handling writing duties. Zhao thought the role in the original script that was offered to him was remarkable and expressed huge interest in working with Donnie. But when Bing got replaced by Fok the script had to be changed and Zhao felt his part in the redone script was no longer brilliant and felt the role was undermined compared to Donnie's. As of now, shooting is suspended while Donnie is trying his best to contact Zhao (who apparently doesn't want to discuss the matter) and persuade him into attending a meeting so that they can resolve this.

http://dailynews.sina.com/bg/ent/hktwstar/kwongwah/20120227/01113183101.html

http://translate.google.se/translate?hl=sv&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdailynews.sina.com%2Fbg%2Fent%2Fhktwstar%2Fkwongwah%2F20120227%2F01113183101.html (translation in English)


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Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:23 pm
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Here's hoping it gets moving again, I was looking forward to another Donnie modern

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read the original article; no mention of Donnie being disgusted anywhere. He said he had no comments and was trying to reach Vincent Zhao.

The article was really one-sided, branding Zhao as whiney and jealous, speculating the reason for Zhao's walkoff (With his seven assistants) was because Donnie Yen has been the box office darling while Zhao's own star was fading. But that's typical for entertainment papers to gossip.

I was surprised to see Clarence Fok's name as well - that dude hasn't done anything good since 1993.


Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:03 pm
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pete wrote:
read the original article; no mention of Donnie being disgusted anywhere.


I was referring to Vincent, not Donnie.

But thanks for the proper translation though, much appreciated.


Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:25 pm
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We can all relax now.

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Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:39 am
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In another news report, Andy On is suggested to be a likely possible replacement if this is actual and continues.

http://twitchfilm.com/news/2012/02/andy ... php#_login

http://news.sina.com.hk/news/15/1/1/2591448/1.html (original source)


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Bummer, I still don't like him, he's Mr. Generico

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News reports regarding Vincent Zhao's take-off and dissatisfaction with the script and film screw have been confirmed to be false. Thank the media for all this buzz.

http://sg.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/ ... 00093.html


Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:21 am
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OK, forget what I said. The news reports of his dissatisfaction of the project are still false but it's true that Vincent Zhao is out for good. His replacement is currently being discussed and will be announced very soon.

http://hktopten.blogspot.com/2012/03/20 ... ettle.html

http://translate.google.se/translate?hl ... 94137.html

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This really sucks to lose Vincent Zhao. I don't know if its the producer that screw him over or Zhao was being a prima donna but either way, its too bad both side couldn't settle their differences. Zhao would have put up an awesome match-up to Donnie. Andy On as his possible replacement is a major step down. I would like to see someone who have much more credible abilities. Maybe Louis Fan, Collin Chou or Wu Jing.


Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:58 pm
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Words are going everywhere right now it's hard to determine the real cause of Zhao's departure. There's no concrete information regarding this mess. From disagreement concerning the script and director involved, dispute on set with the crew and the film going over budgets to different statements from both sides (the film crew and Zhao's management company) telling different versions of the incident, the media giving Zhao a bad image, and even a murder of a staff member who was involved in the production etc. One side is not telling something.


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Vincent Zhao held a press conference yesterday to clarify all recent wave of rumors regarding his behavior on set, the real cause of his departure and why he doesn't want to continue his cooperation on the production.

According to him, in the early stage of the completed script Zhao and the film crew came to an agreement but for which was to end when Zhao found out there were constant script changes being done without his consent as shooting progressed and Zhao would've been required to agree with this on the director and his crew's own terms. This prompted him to leave the set refusing any more requests from the film crew. The film crew tried to persuade him to return but they failed, and as there was nothing more to do they were forced to cut the cooperation with him. Zhao also clarifies the rumored tensions between him and Donnie on set stating that there was nothing going on and that it was Donnie who recommended him to the film's investors and invited him to play a crucial part in the film. The film crew has confirmed that Zhao's role will be taken over by Andy On.

Here's a video of the conference (would appreciate to have someone translate).

http://video.sina.com.cn/p/ent/m/c/2012 ... 83739.html

http://translate.google.se/translate?hl ... 1995.shtml (translation in English)

http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2012-03-04/20393571995.shtml (original source)


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A cleaner version of Zhao's statements.

http://hktopten.blogspot.com/2012/03/20 ... ction.html


Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:44 am
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Kevin Ma at LoveHKFilm sheds more light into Vincent Zhao's departure in his blog.

http://www.lovehkfilm.com/blog/thegolde ... 2-edition/


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