Donnie Yen has lost interest in filming Ip Man

27 March 2013 / 3 years 7 months ago

At the FILMART trade expo last week, Donnie Yen (甄子丹) spoke of his new film company, “The passion I have for films has never decreased over the years. On the contrary, I have accumulated so many ideas and energy!‘ With the establishment of Super Hero Films, Donnie hopes to be able to produce high quality action films for the international audience.According to an article in, Super Hero Films will be a continuation of Donnie’s works over the years. “I need a platform to share my ideas and experience throughout the years. My company is called Super Hero Films but that does not mean I will film superhero movies. I just feel that there is a super hero in each person. I want to use my films to bring out that sense of responsibility and purpose in people. In our society, we need lots of such positive energy.‘Super Hero Films will specialize in action movies. Donnie said, “I don’t want to act in every film. I want to be a producer and look out for new talent. Only with new blood can the art of kung fu be passed on. Finding new blood is by no means easy, therefore I must have a company to dominate this market first. Meanwhile, I’ll continue to film to build up the operations of the company."With Hollywood constantly making use of Chinese martial arts in their movies, Donnie foresees that Chinese martial arts will be able to reach global recognition in a few years, which is his ultimate target.Also, on the widespread interest in Wing Chun martial arts after Ip Man in 2008, Donnie proclaimed that he had enough of the subject. He said, “I haven’t seen the other two film versions of Ip Man, but having filmed two movies on Ip Man, I have personally lost interest in this subject. If director Wilson Yip (葉偉信) is not going to film any more, I doubt I will either.‘

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