THE MOVIE: A cop and his team of comrades go undercover in one of China’s most ruthless underworld organizations to stop a gang leader, only to put themselves in great danger after being exposed one by one.
Special Identity is directed by Clarence Fok, who directed the original The Iceman Cometh that Donnie Yen happens to be remaking. He also helmed the classic Category III flick Naked Killer and the underrated 1998 film Cheap Killers.
Updates: Mtime.com reports that Flash Point’s Collin Chou has joined the Special Identity cast. | HKtop10 reports that Mainland director Tan Bing (who was originally going to direct Special Identity back when it was still known as The Ultimate Codebreak) held a press conference and made several accusations against Donnie Yen. | Asian Movie Pulse has more on the issue, with claims that Donnie Yen may be taking Vincent Zhao to court.
Via Twitch, Donnie Yen’s official website has a gallery of pictures, including many behind-the-scenes photos and action shots from Special Identity. | Andy On speaks! In a new interview, the veteran martial artist/actor stays pretty quiet about the Donnie/Vincent feud but lets it slip that he and Donnie share a 10 minute fight scene in the film. In fact, Andy makes it sound like he and Donnie went ‘full contact’ for their fight – and we believe him! Thanks to Martial Arts Action Cinema for the story. | New English-subtitled trailer. | New behind-the-scenes featurette.
New TV spot. | Behind-the-scenes footage by action choreographer John Salvitti. | Another behind-the-scenes feature. | International promo. | Trailer #3. | 2-minute fight scene! | New poster art to be had (more here), featuring Donnie Yen, Andy On and others. | Behind-the-scenes clip involving car stunts. | Donnie Yen vs. Andy On action clip. | Donnie Yen vs. Ken Lo action clip, courtesy of Film Combat Syndicate. | Impressive “Donnie Yen vs. Bruce Lee” clip.