The Chinese media reports that a press conference was held yesterday in Beijing to announce Donnie Yen’s next film project, SPECIAL IDENTITY (特殊身份), a contemporary action film to be directed by Clarence Fok Yiu-leung (NAKED KILLER, 1992). Yen will handle the action choreography. The great news for fans is that he’ll be going up against Vincent Zhao Wenzhuo, star of TRUE LEGEND (2010) and a former Chinese wushu champion. At the press events, Yen promised, “Vincent and I will do some great action scenes,” with Zhao adding, ”Also expect lots of breathtaking car-racing scenes.”
According to DonnieYen.us, SPECIAL IDENTITY may be the same project as the rumored ULTIMATE CODEBREAK, which was to be produced by Jackie Chan and feature a small cameo by Chan. In any case, it will be exciting to see Yen back in a modern-day actioner.
Watch the press conference (in Chinese) here.