By: John M Jerva
Action and martial arts icon Donnie Yen hit the bullseye once again with the release of his instant classic Raging Fire which is set to debut on HI-YAH! on Friday. Now Action-Flix has some news on a new project that Yen is set to enlist for and you can check out the 411 below!
The new project is titled Golden Empire and it is currently being developed by hot and in demand screenwriter, Hongyu “Neo” Li. The film will see Yen star as a notorious crime kingpin who hits the top of the most wanted list for both the U.S. and Mexican governments and Li is creating this project in collaboration with Starlight Media who is responsible for Crazy Rich Asians as their in-house writer and creative executive.
Yen will also produce the film as well which definitely has the feel of Chasing the Dragon. That film saw Yen playing an “illegal immigrant from Mainland China sneaks into corrupt British-colonized Hong Kong in 1963, transforming himself into a ruthless and emerging drug lord.” That role was a true life story and Yen starred along with Andy Lau.
Golden Empire will be an English language film and will film mostly in the States.