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Hong Kong Pop Star Makes Directorial Debut With ‘Rigor Mortis’

Hong Kong pop-star turned actor Juno Mak, who has given impressive performances in such films as Revenge: A Love Story and Let’s Go!, has revealed to Twitch that production is underway on his directorial debut. Says the site, the supernatural thriller Rigor Mortis harks back to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980s, in particular the Mr. Vampire series, which starred Lam Ching Ying as unibrowed Taoist priest Master Kau, ably supported by Ricky Hui Koon Ying and Chin Siu Ho.

Eschewing much of the comedic tone of those films, Mak brings back Chin Siu Ho to play a tortured version of himself in a much darker, more introspective horror film. Written by Philip Yung (Glamourous Youth) and Leung Lai Yin (Revenge: A Love Story) from Mak’s original concept, Rigor Mortis is being produced by his own company, Kudos Films. The film reunites Chin Siu Ho with fellow Mr. Vampire cast members Anthony Chan Yau, Wong Siu Fong and Billy Lau Nam Kwong, as well as such revered performers as and Lo Hoi Pang.



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