Janice Man Finishes Up Wong Jing’s “The Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre”jessie tan
Janice Man (文詠珊), aka JM, has ended her portion of the upcoming Wong Jing (王晶) film The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre <倚天屠龍記>, the official sequel for 1993’s Kung Fu Cult Master <倚天屠龍記之魔教教主> starring Jet Li (李連傑).
The film, which is based on the wuxia novel of the same name by Jin Yong (金庸), commenced principal photography in January 2020, at Hengdian World Studios. Two weeks later, filming was brought to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Filming resumed in mid-April.
Four months later, costars Raymond Lam (林峯) and Raymond Wong (黃浩然) announced that they have completed filming. Last week JM—who plays Zhao Min—shared on social media that she has also completed filming.
“I really don’t know how to describe what I feel at the moment,” wrote JM. “Thank you Jing Gor for bringing us together to film the new version of HSDS 27 years later. I’m so honored that I am given another opportunity to play another classic Jin Yong character. The cast and crew have been through a lot together these past few months. From bright springs to hot summers, and finally to cool autumns, I want to thank all staff members for their sacrifices. Hoping that we’ll get to see our results soon! Zhao Min is looking forward to greeting you all that day!”
The film also stars Donnie Yen (甄子丹) and Louis Koo (古天樂), respectively playing Zhang Sanfeng and Zhao Cuishan. Raymond Lam stars as Zhang Wuji. Elvis Tsui (徐錦江), Alex Fong Chung Sun (方中信), and Raymond Wong respectively star as Xie Xun, Yang Xiao, and Wei Yixiao.