“Chasing the Dragon” Prequel Starring Vincent Wong Airs on January 16jessie tan
Starring Donnie Yen (甄子丹) and Andy Lau (劉德華), the 2017 crime film Chasing the Dragon <追龍> was a big box office hit in both Hong Kong and China, grossing nearly HK$600 million in Hong Kong and China. In 2019, the studios released its official sequel Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch <追龍II：賊王> starring Tony Leung Ka-fai (梁家輝) and Louis Koo (古天樂), which received similar fanfare in both regions.
On January 16th, director Wong Jing (王晶) will drop his third film related to the project—the web film Chasing the Dragon <追龍番外篇之十億探長>, which is a spiritual prequel to the 2017 film. The prequel stars Vincent Wong (王浩信) as a younger Lee Rock, who was played by Andy Lau in the 2017 film.
Chasing the Dragon is Vincent Wong’s first film as lead actor.
As the film will not be an accurate portrayal of Lee Rock, who is a real detective sergeant who served in the Hong Kong police force from 1940 to 1968, Lee Rock’s name has been renamed to “Tsui Rock.” The prequel centers on Tsui Rock’s road to corruption, going from a kind and justice-searching young cadet to a man corrupted by money.
Waise Lee (李子雄 ), Raquel Xu (徐冬冬), Yun Qianqian (雲千千), and Kent Cheng (鄭則士), who appeared in the 2017 film.
Chasing the Dragon will be released on iQIYI on January 16, 2020.