Gay-Gangster-Comedy movie optioned by the USA.
Stephen Fung’s Enter the Phoenix (å¤§ä½¬æ„›ç¾Žéº—) has just been acquired by the The Bourne Identity trilogy’s producer (those Matt Damon action movies) and will remake the film that starred Fung (é¦®å¾·å€«), Eason Chan (é™³å¥•è¿…), Daniel Wu (å³å½¥ç¥–) and Karen Mok (èŽ«æ–‡è”š) (and a host of other celebs/Stephen’s buddies) in English.
Andrew Tennenbaum said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that his company, Flashpoint Entertainment, has bought the remake rights to “Enter The Phoenix” from Chan’s JCE Movies.
Tennenbaum and Solon So, a spokesman for Chan, both declined to say how much the deal is worth.
“I love Stephen’s movie for so many reasons, including the fact that it is a fresh new idea (flamboyantly gay man running a tough heterosexual mob gang), and has universal themes of humanity, tolerance and a great sense of humor,” Tennenbaum wrote.
It’s an “interesting” Hong Kong movie to remake after Infernal Affairs but at least Hollywood didn’t go straight for another guns-and-gangsters Hong Kong movie, sure its got gun and gangsters but it’s a comedy, with gay jokes. Let the casting speculation begin. We’d love to see Matt Damon as the Eason Chan character, and Ben Affleck as the Daniel Wu character. Read more here.