Easternlight, the Asian wing of Arclight Films announces it will be presenting first look footage to buyers in Cannes for SPECIAL IDENTITY (Te Shu Shen Fen). The film stars Chinese martial arts box office sensation Donnie Yen (THE LOST BLADESMAN, IP MAN, HERO, BLADE II, IRON MONKEY), is executive produced by Peter Pau and Donnie Yen and is directed by Clarence Fok Yiu-leung.
Yen takes on the role of Zilong Chen, an undercover police officer deep within the ranks of one of China’s most ruthless underworld gangs. The leader of the gang, Xiong (Collin Chou – JET LI’S FEARLESS, THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM, THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS, THE MATRIX RELOADED), has made it his priority to weed out the government infiltrators in his midst. Struggling to keep his family together and his identity concealed, Chen is torn between two worlds.
Upping the stakes, as Chen’s undercover comrades are being dealt with, one by one, Chen fears his days are numbered. Now, he must risk everything to take down the organization and reclaim the life he lost when he took on this perilous assignment. As the action mounts, Chen must do everything he can to protect the SPECIAL IDENTITY he wishes he never had before it’s too late.
“The world has been waiting for Donnie Yen’s next project and we are excited about SPECIAL IDENTITY and the opportunity to represent a film with such a stellar cast and global commercial viability,” said Ying Ye, Managing Director of Easternlight. “This film really has it all, a remarkably talented cast and crew, and all the makings of an international success. The story is suspenseful and filled with fabulous action and distributors all over the world are already making inquiries. We have no doubt, audiences everywhere will love it.”
Known around the globe for his unique style of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Donnie Yen has captivated audiences for decades and earned a place on the world stage as an MMA icon. SPECIAL IDENTITY marks the return of Donnie Yen’s much anticipated, distinctive MMA to the big screen, which has not been seen for six long years. The film’s action-driven plot has great depth, which makes it both an exhilarating and meaningful ride. SPECIAL IDENTITY is brutal, ruthless and is filled with mind-blowing action scenes that will keep movie-goes on their edge of their seats throughout the film.
The film stars Donnie Yen, Jing Tian, Zhang Hanyu, Andy On and Colin Chow.