No way, for real? Are our “Gu Wak Zai” dreams coming true? The “Young and Dangerous” (古惑仔) series, which dominated the Hong Kong entertainment industry from 1995 – 2000 and helped catapult its cast to fame, is getting a reunion film!
For those of you who are not in the know, the series – which stars Ekin Cheng (鄭伊健), Michael Tse (謝天華), Chin Ka Lok (錢嘉樂), Jordan Chan (陳小春), and Jerry Lamb (林曉峰) – is a collection of Hong Kong films about a group of triad young members, detailing their adventures, dangers, and growth in a Hong Kong triad society.
Despite being condemned by certain quarters for glorifying secret triad societies (read: gangsters), it was immensely popular in Hong Kong and even managed to gain a cult following in the region. In fact, just last year, the cast reunited for a joint concert, “2016 Brotherhood Of Men Live In Malaysia” held in Arena of Stars in Genting Highlands, a live show that brought concertgoers back to the iconic film series and showcased the men’s musical talents.
But the main “Young and Dangerous” men have got more up their sleeves that we would’ve ever imagined, it seems!
According to Jordan Chan (who plays Chicken in “Young and Dangerous”), a reunion film is currently in the works. He was quoted as saying that the original cast and crew of “Young and Dangerous” will be reuniting in late February to start principal photography for a new film.
Little is known about the film except that it will revolve around a band of heroic thieves and will be shot overseas in locations including Japan, Budapest, and Montenegro. Popular Hong Kong actor and TV host Eric Tsang (曾志偉) is also expected to make a special appearance in the reunion film.
Alright. Who’s ready for a blast from the past? We know we are! ;)