The world's top thieves join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime. But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective, they'll have to take their game to the next level.
The world’s top thieves join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime.
But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective, they’ll have to take their game to the next level.
The Adventurers movie trailer
The Adventurers by Stephen Fung
The Adventurers is a 2017 Hong Kong action film written, produced and directed by Stephen Fung, and also produced by and starring Andy Lau. The film co-stars Shu Qi, Zhang Jingchu, Tony Yang and Jean Reno. The Adventurers tells the story of an ex-con/thief (Lau) who steals two priceless jewelries at the Cannes Film Festival.
Infamous thief Dan Cheung (Andy Lau) miscalculated during a heist and was apprehended and imprisoned as a result. Five years later, Cheung enlists his longtime partner Po Chen (Tony Yang) and new recruit Red Ye (Shu Qi) to steal precious jewels in Europe under the watchful eyes of French detective, Pierre (Jean Reno), who has been hot on Cheung’s trails for many years.
After testing their skills and agility, Cheung finds the buyer of the jewels, King Kong (Eric Tsang), leader of a criminal organisation and a father figure to Cheung. After the two reunite, Cheung receives a new mission. At the same time, in order to bring Cheung and his gang to justice, Pierre persuades Cheung’s ex-fiancée, Amber Li (Zhang Jingchu), who had developed hatred from love towards Cheung, to join the hunt.
From Cannes to Prague, a game of cat and mouse across Europe begins. After a series of close combat, Pierre is able to gradually grasp Cheung’s whereabouts. And as everyone is about to get close to the target, Cheung’s true plan also gradually surfaces.
The Adventurers was originally slated to star Feng Shaofeng and Zhang Tianai. Although Feng had initially signed a contract, he withdrew from the project at last minute with leg injury claims. Zhang also pulled out for unknown reasons. While director Stephen Fung was struggling to find replacements to fill in the roles for the lead actor and actress, Andy Lau and Shu Qi both took the initiative to fill in the spots. In addition, Lau also serves as the film’s producer, with Terence Chang serving as executive producer and Shane Hurlbut handling the film’s cinematography.
Filming for The Adventurers began in July 2016 taking place in France before moving to the Czech Republic. With a production budget of RMB150 million (US$21.84 million), CZK200 million (US$8.2 million) was spent shooting in the Czech Republic. During the shooting of the film in Prague, director Fung and lead actress Shu were married on 3 September 2016. Production for The Adventurers officially wrapped up on 13 September 2016 in Prague. [wikipedia]
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