This week in cinemas: ‘Firestorm’ (3D, Hong Kong)

Firestorm (Poster)

Opening on 12 December (the same day as its release in China, and a week before its HK release!) in cinemas across Australia is hard-boiled, firepower-heavy Hong Kong police film Firestorm. It’s even being shown in 3D, though it sounds like it’s a post-production conversion rather than something they shot for from the get-go.

The film is the directorial debut for Alan Yuen from his own screenplay, and it stars HK megastar Andy Lau, along with Gordon Lam, Hu Jun and Yao Chen.

For more details, check out the page for the film at distributor Magnum Films’ site. It will be screening at cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, in Cantonese with English subtitles.

Here’s a mayhem-filled trailer! (The flapping of pigeons at the beginning is a nice nod to the genre’s history in Hong Kong film…)

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