Kim Dung’s martial arts novels have been adapted many times on the screen. Therefore, Donnie Yen spends a lot of effort to find a new angle for his project.
QQ recently reported that Donnie Yen shared a series of photos he directed to produce the film Thien Long Bat Bo: Kieu Phong Truyen. In this project, Donnie Yen plays the main male role, production director, director.
On his personal page, the martial arts star shared that it took him 2 months to re-read the novel, research and analyze documents to find a new and unique angle about the character Kieu Phong.
Donnie Yen said that adapting the story into a movie is more difficult than a TV series, because the novel is long, the number of characters is large, the background is massive with complicated details. Actors must choose important details so that the audience can understand and be impressed, but not feel the film is fragmented.
With good ability and many years of martial arts experience, Donnie Yen promises to bring a satisfying movie. At the same time, the actor also hopes to bring the film to the world. Thien Long Bat Bo: Kieu Phong Story has finished filming and is in the process of finishing post-production.
Donnie Yen as a movie director
The actor finds a new angle so that the audience won’t get bored when there are too many previous adaptations
The fact that director Vuong Tinh chose Donnie Yen to play the role of Kieu Phong and Tran Ngoc Ky to play A Chau caused a lot of controversy. The martial arts star is said to be too old to play the role of Kieu Phong. In the original, the character is in his 30s, and actor Ip Man has turned 59.
Besides, Tran Ngoc Ky was judged as poor acting and did not have A Chau’s gentle and gentle temperament. Tran Ngoc Ky is said to have a mischievous and strong character, before that she played the role of princess Trieu Man in Ỷ Thien Do Long Ky 2019 which was praised.
Thien Long Bat Bo 2022 also has the participation of actress Luu Nha Sat as A Tu, Vuong Quan Hinh as Khang Man, famous Hong Kong queens Hue Anh Hong, Do Ngoc Minh, Vien Tuong Nhan.