Nightfall is a 2012 Hong Kong murder mystery from director Roy Chow (2009′s Aaron Kwok thriller Murderer). The film features a host of familiar faces including Nick Cheung (The Stool Pigeon), Simon Yam (Full Contact), and Michael Wong (Knock Off), as well as Shawn Dou, Janice Man, and Kay Tse. The story is about a hardened detective investigating the death of a Hong Kong celebrity. As he digs deeper, he discovers a conspiracy that challenges everything he thinks he knows about the case.
Nightfall arrives in Chinese theaters later this year. In the meantime, Beyond Hollywood has the trailer and a more detailed synopsis. Nick Cheung and Simon Yam are no slouches in the acting department so this should end up being a Hong Kong thriller to keep an eye on.
Updates: According to sources, this Nightfall promotional poster, which features Nick Cheung in a mugshot pose, led people to believe the star was arrested in real life. In preparation for the film, Nick Cheung spent half a year on physical training. Our source has posted bloody photos of Nick fighting Ken Lo.
HKtopten reports that Michael Wong, who plays a deranged father, wants to prohibit his kids from watching the movie. Apparently he was “too in character” and is worried about his own image as a father.
BREAKING NEWS: Despite competition from the likes of Hollywood’s John Carter and Andy Lau’s arthouse film A Simple Life, action-thriller Nightfall has become a breakout success across China. The movie has already garnered 40 million yuan at the Mainland box office, with an additional 14 million yuan in Hong Kong. Nick Cheung, who spent 7 months getting in shape for the role, even made two surprise appearances at movie theaters in Guagzhou to thank fans for their support.