Animated film about to get on the Storm Riders merry-go-round
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Hot on the heels of last week's news about the Pang brothers making a sequel to the Storm Riders movie, there's now a report that an animated version of the franchise is also being produced from Andrew Lau Wai-keung's comic book-based hit of 10 years ago. A trailer for the animated feature turned up over the weekend on cult movie blog twitch.com. At the end of the three-minute-plus clip are credits that suggest the animated film, tentatively called Storm Riders - Clash of the Evils, will be directed by Hongkonger Dante Lam Chiu-yin (The Twins Effect) and is a collaborative production between mainland animator Puzzle Animation Studio and Shanghai Media Group. The producers are credited as Li Ruigang and Chin Yiu-tong. Otherwise, there's precious little information offered except that it will be based on writer Ma Wing-sing's original comic story and will be released this year.
It will be interesting to compare it to the Pang brothers' live action movie, which is scheduled for next year. You can see the trailer by scrolling down the twitch site's entries from March 28. Or you can just copy out this link in full http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1214128517/bctid1472307206.