Donnie Yen has been busy this 12 months, and he will probably be equally busy subsequent 12 months.
Besides showing in the Hollywood motion blockbuster John Wick: Chapter 4 (scheduled to hit theatres on March 24, 2023), the 59-year-old additionally has a Hong Kong motion film titled Sakra, out at cinemas on Jan 16, 2023.
Yen shouldn’t be solely Sakra‘s lead actor but additionally the director and producer, as it is a ardour venture of his.
And he’s coming to Malaysia to promote the actioner, which is predicated on best-selling collection written by martial arts novelist Louis Cha, higher identified by his pen title Jin Yong.
The Raging Fire star is ready to be in Malaysia on Jan 13 and 14 for a meet-and-greet session in addition to to attend the film premiere.
He final visited Kuala Lumpur in 2019 for one more wuxia film, Ip Man 4: The Finale, which earned greater than RM37mil on the Malaysian field workplace.
In Sakra, Yen performs martial arts grasp Qiao Feng – the protagonist in Cha’s 1963 ebook titled Demi-Gods And Semi-Devils.
Set throughout the Song Dynasty, which dominated China from 960 to 1279, the film centres on Qiao Feng turning into an outcast after he’s wrongly accused of murdering some fellow martial artists.
Other solid members Sakra are motion actor Wu Yue and actress Kara Wai.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Yen stated that he envisions Sakra as the start of a franchise.
The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star informed the publication: “The older I get, the more I feel that if I commit to a project, it has to at least have the chance of being a really special film – something that can leave a mark and have a legacy.
“I feel like we achieved that with Ip Man; I’m really proud of those films. And I felt that maybe we could do something big and special in the wuxia genre with this one.”