Twitch reports that Troy Nixey, the director of 2010 horror flick Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark, has started pre-production on what may become Donnie Yen’s (Flash Point) first starring role in an English-language film. The title of the film is called Priority Run and judging from the synopsis below, it has the potential to be one heck of an action flick.
Official synopsis: Piority Run takes us on highway to hell ride guarding the worst of the worst convicts as they’re transported to a maximum security facility. But when the prison transport bus is ambushed on a remote stretch of highway by a sinister organization that appears intent on killing them all for some mysterious motive, the guards face a nightmare dilemma — release the most vicious criminals in the state or allow them to be slaughtered. Outnumbered and outgunned, its the most dangerous convict of them all with whom the guards must forge a precarious alliance with if they have any chance of surviving.
Yen’s previous Hollywood roles included small parts in 2000′s Highlander: Endgame, 2002′s Blade II and 2003′s Shanghai Knights. At one point, he was in talks to star in The Expendables 2, but turned down the offer because he “didn’t feel the role clicked.”
Although there’s no official sign of Ip Man 3 being in the can, Yen definitely has a busy schedule ahead of him. He is presently working on Teddy Chen’s high-octane action thriller The Last of the Best. In addition to Priority Run, he is also attached to two Chinese productions, Dragon City and The Master. Yen’s latest movie, Special Identity, is currently playing in selected theaters. His other completed films, Monkey King and Iceman Cometh 3D (aka Iceman), will be released on January 31, 2014 and April 24, 2014, respectively.