Remake of ‘Iceman Cometh’ to star Yuen Biao along with Donnie Yen
“Iceman Cometh” is a upcoming remake which will be directed by and starring Donnie Yen, recently director Stephen Shiu Jr spoke about the movie and that Yuen Biao will also be making an appearance.
This is fantastic news, having been a Biao fan for a long time and that i also love the original Iceman Cometh movie, to see Yuen Biao and Donnie yen back in the same movie again will be a great watch (The first being Circus Kids).
Original movie plot.
A royal guard from the Ming Dynasty and the criminal he chases are frozen in ice during a fight. They are discovered in the 1980s and are transported to Hong Kong as historical artifacts. There they are defrosted and continue their rivalry.
How did you get the idea to cast Donnie Yen in “Iceman Cometh”?
I was always thinking, “if I had Donnie Yen, what kind of movie would I shoot?” So I thought of “Iceman Cometh”. It’s a very interesting story about a royal guard from the Ming dynasty who goes to a snowy mountain, freezes himself and then wakes up four hundreds years later. Compared to Donnie Yen’s other projects, I can say it’s funnier. There will be some comedy elements but also huge, action packed, entertaining scenes. It will be different from what he’s done before.
Is Yuen Biao involved in this remake?
Yes, he promised to act in the movie. This is the most exciting part, I think, because two generations of Icemen Cometh will fight in the same movie.
Is it big budget?
Yes, 20 million US dollars. The shooting will start in July and finish three months later. We expect to release it in 2013 on China’s National Day.
I hope they do the remake justice, with Donnie Yen making some brilliant movies lately i expect big things from this. Can 3D match up to the original? Only time will tell, if you haven’t seen the Yuen Biao version, check this clip out.