Details of New Detective Dee Film Revealed

By Mei Manuel, May 14, 2018 05:05 AM

Mark Chao as Detective Dee(TrustMovies Blog)

The story of the Chinese version of Sherlock Holmes will be returning to Chinese big screens this coming July.

The title of the newest film is 'Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings' and will star Taiwanese actor Mark Chao as Detective Dee. Chao appeared in the movie's prequel in 2013 'Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon.' Aside from Chao, he will be joined by Feng Shaofeng, Carina Lau, Lin Gengxin and Ma Sichun.

Directing the movie is Hong Kong director Tsui Hark, who had been behind the first two movies of the franchise.

When asked about his return to the franchise, Chao said, "When I finished filming for the (second) Young Detective Dee movie, I was asked if i would like to act in the third sequel. I said 'yes'. But i had to wait a very long time and was once worried i might be replaced by someone else."

He also shared details about the new film and said it is about the darkness of humanity, "The movie features a very complex case which involves a lot of people. Dee will face his most powerful enemies."

The film will also cover one of the unsolved puzzles from the first two films and it will continue from the timeline of the second film.

Director Hark shared that the new film will have more twists and he had also asked the playwright Chang Chia-lu to rewrite the script to add these twists.

The character Dee was taken from the 18th-century novel 'Di Gong An', written by an anonymous writer. The novel was based from the background of a seventh-century politician Di Renjie, who worked in the court of Chinese empress Wu Zetian of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

The novel was then translated by Dutch writer Robert van Gulik in 1940 and was entitled 'Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee' with Di now known as Dee.

'Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings' will be released on July 27 nationwide.

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Chinese Blogger Detained After Disrespecting National Anthem

A blogger in Shanghai feels the brunt of the national anthem law in China.

Jeremy Lin Returns from Injury: Not Being Somebody Else, I Want to Be Best Version of Myself

NBA superstar Jeremy Lin returns to the court with a short message that reflects his strong faith.

Chinese Sculptor Creates Two Statues to Honor Late Billy Graham

China's top sculptor and painter Yuan Xikun made two bronze statues to honor the late evangelist Billy Graham.

Chinese Woman Sued by TV Star Who Assaulted Her

Why is this Chinese woman being sued by a TV star?

Instagram Co-founders Leaves Firm

The brains behind one of the most popular social media apps leaves the company.

Wolf Warrior 2 to be Rerun in Chinese Cinema

Has anyone missed the first screening of "Wolf Warrior 2"?

New IMAX Theaters to be Opened in China

Chinese film lovers who want an immersive experience will get their wish very soon.

K-pop Couple HyunA and E'Dawn Not Yet Expelled in Cube Entertainment

HyunA and E'Dawn are reportedly staying at their agency.

Fans Concern About Fan Bingbing's Disappearance

Where did Fan Bingbing go? Netizens are investigating.

Russia to Build 'Game of Thrones'-Themed Cathedral Dedicated to the Army

Check out the details of this one-of-a-kind cathedral to be built in Russia.