News Tai Seng to Release Live-Action Take on Shamo Manga
posted on 2008-10-06 07:22 EDT
On November 25, Tai Seng Entertainment will release Hong Kong film director Cheang Pou-soi's adaptation of the 25-volume Shamo manga series. The manga was originally created by Akira and TO-Y's Izô Hashimoto and Meisō-Ō Border's Akio Tanaka. Shamo is the story of a promising young student who suffers a mental breakdown, murders his parents, and while in prison, trains to become a professional martial artists. The film has already been shown at various film festivals around the United States, such as the summer's New York Asian Film Festival and Montreal's Fantasia. Initial D and Infernal Affairs' Shawn Yue plays the main character, with Francis Ng, Bruce Leung (Kung Fu Hustle), Ryo Ishibashi (The Grudge) and kickboxer/actor Masato Kobayashi cast in supporting roles.
Source: Kung Fu Cinema