New Sammo Hung Book Released
I have written two chapters in the new book, Enter the Fat Dragon: The Life & Films of Sammo Hung.
This is also (surprisingly) the first book to ever be written on the career of this Hong Kong action legend! The two chapters I've written cover both his career as an iconic and well-loved director, plus his early upbringing in the successful child opera troupe, the Seven Little Fortunes (also featuring Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah and others). Synopsis: In a career which has evolved over nearly five decades, Sammo Hung has risen from his humble beginnings as a stunt-player and extra at the famous Golden Harvest Studios to become the most influential and prolific innovator the Hong Kong Film Industry has ever known, constantly discovering new stars and creating new trends in Action Cinema.
Sammo’s groundbreaking career, as actor, director, writer and producer has given birth to some of the most creative daring and exciting action-adventures ever made. His creative genius can be felt in over 160 motion pictures, and for many fans and industry critics, his intricate hi-impact action choreography and fluid hi-energy camerawork is without equal.
In this essential guide to the man, the legend, you will find numerous interviews with Sammo taken from over the years, his complete filmography, articles on his incredible childhood upbringing, directing-style, martial arts and action-choreography and genre filmmaking talents. There are interviews with Martial Law Director Stanley Tong and Sammo s stunt-double (or should that be fat double!) for the U.S. TV series Andy Cheng. And, if that s not enough there is also a wonderful heartfelt article written by Hong Kong cinemas most favourite Western Villain, Richard Norton, who worked with Sammo on Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars, Millionaires Express and Mr. Nice Guy.
The book is published by Screen Power Publishing.