Wang Kai is finally back into the hands of producer Hou Hong Liang! The new drama River of No Return (working title, lol) is based on the novel written by A Nai. Nick will play the lead character Song Yun Hui, who has great potentials and smarts but was born into a poor family and hence is discriminated against. During the period of Chinese economic reform in 1978, he took his chance and won a seat in college studying engineering technology. And thus begins the hard-working journey of a man against many difficulties to achieve dreams of his childhood and as such he also opens up new ambiguities in his life.
A remake of the old classic franchise movie series starring Chow Yun Fat (!!), the new story still centers on the theme of brotherhood and drug-dealing with its three male figures in Nick Wang Kai, Ma Tian Yu and Darren Wang (absent from press conference).
Rekindling an old franchise with younger faces. If you recall, A Better Tomorrow is a series of Hong Kong crime films released initially in 1986 that gave light to Chow Yun Fat’s career and anchored his super star status. Other stars in the franchise include Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung, Emily Chu, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Anita Mui. Still centering on the theme of brotherhood and drug-dealing, the new story has three male figures in Nick Wang Kai, Ma Tian Yu and Darren Wang.