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Johnnie To to produce trilogy of tomb raiding-themed movies

Johnnie To to produce trilogy of tomb raiding-themed movies

Hong Kong director Johnnie To has added another movie to his prolific stable of continuing projects.
Backed by mainland Chinese funding, To plans to produce a trilogy of movies, adapted from the popular Chinese novel series "Gui Chui Deng," ("Ghost Blowing Lamp") about tomb raiders, To's assistant Ding Yuin-shan said Friday.
Ding told The Associated Press the scripts are still being written and did not reveal other details.
One of the few Hong Kong directors still making the action and gangster thrillers the territory is renowned for, To has had a productive streak lately.
To recently finished the love story "Linger," which stars Chinese actress Li Bingbing and Vic Chou, a member of the popular Taiwanese boy band F4, as well as "Mad Detective," about a former police officer who investigates serial crimes.
He's also finishing up "The Sparrow," about four pickpockets, Ding said earlier this month.
Ding also said earlier that To is still in talks with French movie star Alain Delon about a possible collaboration, and that the director is working on the script for a remake of the 1970 French crime thriller "The Red Circle" with Paris-based StudioCanal.
Ding said To will consider Li and fellow Chinese actress Gao Yuanyuan and Chinese actor Sun Honglei for the adaptations of "Gui Chui Deng."