Veteran Tony Leung Chiu-wai is poised to star in Hong Kong-made action thriller “Europe Raiders.” Alongside Leung is Kris Wu, the Canadian-Chinese former member of K-pop sensation EXO, who recently starred in “The Mermaid,” China’s all-time biggest movie.
The picture is the third film in the Jingle Ma-directed franchise, following “Tokyo Raiders” from 2000 and “Seoul Raiders” from 2006. Production this time through Wong Kar-wai’s Jet Tone Films is set to start next month in Europe, China and Japan.
Wu, who also appeared in hit drama Mr Six,” is currently filming Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” and also Hollywood action title “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,” which stars Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Jaa and Donnie Yen.
Leung will reportedly join after completing work on “The Ferryman,” which is also being produced by Jet Tone,and which manages Leung.
Leung appeared in both the previous “Raiders” movies and also starred in Ang Lee’s “Lust, Caution” and several of Wong’s movies including “The Grandmaster,” “Chungking Express,” “Ashes of Time,” and “Happy Together.”