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Exiled is next Hong Kong gangster film for remake

Exiled.jpgFrom Infernal Affairs (Filmstalker review) to The Departed (Filmstalker review), and now from Exiled (Fong juk) to...well, Exiled, as the Hong Kong gangster film Exiled is the next to receive the Hollywood remake treatment.

The company who were responsible for Infernal Affairs and The Departed, Media Asia, are setting up the remake and the plan is to push it through as a big budget remake just like the aforementioned success. From Twitch who carry the Variety story:

"Exiled" showcased superb photography and masterful action sequences with more than a nod to Sergio Leone's spaghetti Westerns to breathe new life into Milky Way's familiar theme of male bonding.

I've certainly heard nothing but good things about this film, and here's a reason for me to bump it up my LOVEFiLM queue.

Directed by Johnny To and co-written by Tin-Shing Yip who also gave us the very strong Election (Hak se wui) (Filmstalker review) films, the story is set in 1998 in Macau just before the Protuguese colony enters Chinese rule. Within this world two Hong Kong hitmen are sent to take out a renegade member who is trying to start a new life with his family. When they arrive they find two of their former associates intent on stopping them kill the target, and they find themselves in the middle of a very costly dilemma.

Sounds even better doesn't it, and now you can easily imagine the Hollywood remake.





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