Stephen Fung is one of Hong Kong’s top talents, beginning his career as a musician in the late 1990’s, then as an actor, then a director with surprisingly good films such as Enter the Phoenix and House of Fury. Recently, Fung worked as the director of the action unit behind AMC’s hit series Into the Badlands, which has recently been renewed for a season two.
However, while fans wait for the return of that series, Fung is heading back behind the cameras for the first time in four years in May with his newest film, The Adventurers. The project is one of thirteen new films behind Flagship Entertainment, a new company formed by TVB, Warner Brothers, and China Media Capital. While plot details only reveal an overseas treasure hunt, the only actor officially cast is William Shaofeng Feng, who will play the lead role.
Fung’s last feature directorial effort behind the cameras was the 2012 two-part saga Tai Chi Zero and Tai Chi Hero, which combined period martial arts and steampunk. Fung was scheduled to have directed the reboot Kickboxer: Vengeance but left just before production began in 2014 with John Stockwell taking over.
The Adventurers is due for release either in late 2016 or early 2017 from Flagship Entertainment.