Director Tsui Hark says his Golden Lion-nominated film Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame doesn’t tell enough personal history of the legendary detective played by Andy Lau, so he is going to make a prequel.
“The new film, like the first one, will also focus on a mysterious crime that is designed to show how Detective Dee Movie impressed his fellows and started to build his reputation,” said Tsui Hark.
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame was released in China on September 29 and landed 6th on the 2010 Chinese box office chart, was nominated for a Golden Lion, the top honor of the 2010 Venice Film Festival.
This is a very good news, because I liked the movie a lot, one of my favorites Chinese movies in 2010. It will be great if they can get Sammo Hung for fighting choreography again.