Ng Yuen-fai, a visual effects artist, made his directorial debut with Warriors of Future, a 2022 Hong Kong science fiction action movie starring Louis Koo, Sean Lau, and Carina Lau. Warriors of Future was once known as Virtus. The movie is produced and released by Koo’s production business, One Cool Group Limited, and he also acts as its producer.
The movie, which had been in development for three years, started filming on February 12, 2017, with a 2019 release date initially planned. After a lengthy wait, the movie finally premiered at the 46th Hong Kong International Film Festival on August 15, 2022, and it was then theatrically distributed in Hong Kong on August 25, 2022. The movie received a mixed response; while the visual effects, action sequences, and performances received praise, the plot and script received criticism.
After a meteor impacts B-16 (a futuristic Hong Kong) in 2055, a massive alien plant known as Pandora takes possession. Scientists have learned that the plant can clean the air by growing uncontrollably in the environment. Lieutenant Tyler is in charge of the mission to halt Pandora’s expansion, and Johnson Cheng is his friend.
They learn that Li ruined the mission to promote the expansion of Pandora. The gene bullet virus, which Cheng releases onto Pandora, prevents further growth. Following the discovery of sabotage, Colonel Tam halts the backup plan, and Li kills himself.
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So, who are the actors in this hit-action movie?
Louis Koo Tin-lok, a Hong Kong actor, singer, and film producer, was born on October 21, 1970. He started as an actor in regional television shows, taking home the TVB Best Actor prize in 1999 and 2001. He entirely dedicated himself to his film career after 2001 and rose to prominence in the Hong Kong film community.
For his work in the 2017 movie Paradox, Koo won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor in 2018, the Asian Film Award for Best Actor in 2018, and the Hong Kong Film Directors’ Guild Award for Best Actor in 2018. In 2013, Koo established “One Cool Group Limited.” One Cool Group has made twenty films as of 2018.
Sean Lau Ching-wan, a Hong Kong actor, born on February 16, 1964, has appeared in both movies and television shows. He was named Best Actor at the 2000 and 2007 Golden Bauhinia Awards and the 2007 and 2015 Hong Kong Film Awards.
Since making his cinematic debut in 1986, Lau has been given several different parts. He appeared in several cop thrillers, including Big Bullet (1996), Full Alert (1997), The Longest Nite (1998), Running out of Time (1999), Running Out of Time 2 (2001), and Mad Detective in which he played a homeless musician opposite Anita Yuen.
Cheung has received seven honors for his performance in Beast Stalker (2008), including the Best Actor Golden Horse Film Award, Hong Kong Film Award, and Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award.
He also received accolades and Best Actor nominations in 2013 for his performance as an elderly MMA fighter in Unbeatable Cheung first met Esther Kwan, a Hong Kong actress, when ATV still employed him. On December 8, 2003, they were wed in Australia.
Actress and singer Carina Lau Kar-ling, a Hong Kong Canadian, was born on December 8 1966. After finishing her second year of college, she moved on to succeed in films after beginning her acting career in TVB. She gained notoriety in the 1980s for playing girl-next-door characters in movies.
In the Detective Dee movies by Tsui Hark, beginning with Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame in 2010, she also plays Empress Wu Zetian. She has received nominations for Cannes Film Festival and Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards, in addition to winning Best Actress prizes at the Hong Kong Film Award and the Golden Rooster Awards in Mainland China.
Professionally known as Gardner Tse, Tse Kwan-ho, a Hong Kong actor, was born on March 23, 1963. Tse Kwan-ho, a former nurse, gained notoriety in the stage production of The Mad Phoenix, which was later adapted into a movie of the same name and for which Tse won the 1997 Golden Horse Best Actor prize. Tse pursued a career as an actor full-time after The Mad Phoenix and has since made appearances on stage, and screen, in television productions and radio serials.
Actor Wan Guo Peng was born in Mudanjiang, China, on September 12, 1994. His breakthrough came in 2015 when he made a debut on the variety TV program “Grade One Freshman,” which he attended while pursuing his studies at Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine.
He also had an appearance in the 2015 film “I Am Somebody,” which was followed by his breakthrough performance in “The House That Never Dies 2” (2017) and a pivotal part in the comedy-action film “Loser Hero” (2017). Additionally, he appeared in the drama series “The Best Partner” in 2019.
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