Hollywood will continue its tradition of ripping off popular
films from other countries after a studio agreed to remake the Hong
Kong romantic comedy Love Undercover.
Hong Kong director Joe Ma's 2002 smash is about a young
policewoman who is picked for an undercover job.
Her assignment is to get close enough to a gangster's son so
that she can plant a microphone at a table where the gangsters make
their deals. Complications arise when she finds herself falling in
love with the son.
The film, featuring Hong Kong actress Miriam Yeung and actor
Daniel Wu, became a trilogy.
Miriam Yeung was delighted by the news.
"It proves again Hong Kong films perform well on the market. And
I hope the news will attract more investors," she said.
Director Joe Ma has expressed his hope Hollywood actress Drew
Barrymore gets the leading role.
Another big Hollywood remake of Hong Kong hit was crime flick
Departed, based on Hong Kong director Wai Keung Lau's
awards-winning film Infernal Affairs.
The Departed won Martin Scorsese the 2006 best director
(CRI July 13, 2007)