Sons of the Neon Night
Sons of the Neon Night is an upcoming Hong Kong crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Juno Mak and starring an ensemble cast led by Tony Leung, Sean Lau, Louis Koo, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Gao Yuanyuan. Production for the film began on in June 2017 and wrapped up in March 2018, while it is set for release in 2019.
|Sons of the Neon Night|
Teaser film poster
|Mandarin||Fēng Lín Huǒ Shān|
|Cantonese||Fung1 Lam4 Fo2 Saan1|
|Directed by||Juno Mak|
|Produced by||Juno Mak|
|Screenplay by||Juno Mak|
|Music by||Nate Connelly|
|Edited by||Monika Willi|
A sudden explosion which killed a wealthy Hong Kong businessmen has drawn the wrestle between drug traffickers and those against drugs. The heir of the drug trafficking syndicate does not hesitate to create social chaos, with his sole reason of believing "a world without drugs", which is actually more terrible and more chaotic than imagined.
- Tony Leung Ka-fai as a psychologist serving for the police force
- Sean Lau as a double-faced police officer
- Louis Koo as Ching Man-sing (程文星), a killer with a complicated past
- Takeshi Kaneshiro as an heir of a major financial company hoping to wipe out the dark history of his family
- Gao Yuanyuan as a retired therapist
- Michelle Wai
- Wyman Wong
- Jiang Peiyao as Little Yip (小葉), a killer
- Rose Maria Velasco
- Carl Ng
- Wilson Lam
- Ching Tung
- Tony Liu
- Clement Fung
- Lo Hoi-pang
- Jerald Chan
- Lowell Lo
- Kam Kwok-leung
- Paw Hee-ching
- Jason Choi
- Conan Lee
- Wang Shunde
- Philippe Joly as Enzo
The project was first announced at the on 25 March 2015 at the 2015 Hong Kong Filmart to be director Juno Mak's second directorial feature after the 2013 film, Rigor Mortis. According to Mak, the film's script took over five years to develop.
On 28 September 2017, the film held its first press conference, where director Mak and cast members Leung, Lau, Gao Yuanyuan and Michelle Wai attended. There, a two-minute behind-the-scene featurette, the teaser film poster and various character photostills were released. There, it was also revealed the film crew constructed a 1:1 replica of Causeway Bay in Huizhou for the shooting of the film's large scale opening.
On 27 March 2018, it was reported that production for the film has officially wrapped up after eight months of filming, with an another two minute behind-the-scene featurette being released.
On 21 March 2018, Mak promoted the film at the 2018 Hong Kong Filmart, where he revealed the film is planned for release in 2019.
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