Cityonfire.com has received the following press release from Well Go USA on July 9th:
Rising superstars Jay Chou (The Green Hornet, True Legend) and Nicholas Tse (Shaolin, The Stool Pigeon) team up in award-winning Director Dante Lam’s (The Beast Stalker, The Stool Pigeon) all-action, bio-terror thriller The Viral Factor (see our review), debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital August 28th from Well Go USA Entertainment.
The film also stars Andy On (White Vengeance, Three Kingdoms) and Bing Bai (Shaolin) in the story of an International Security Affairs agent (Chou) who gets caught up in a deadly, international crime ring developing biological weapons. The release includes a new English dub.
Synopsis: IDC Agent Jon (Jay Chou) is on a dangerous mission to escort a criminal scientist to another country. En route, a member of his team turns out to be a traitor and shoots Jon in the head while kidnapping the scientist. When Jon wakes up in the hospital, a doctor tells him that within weeks, the bullet in his brain will cause complete paralysis. Jon returns to Beijing to see his mother, who confesses that Jon has a brother in Malaysia. On a flight to meet his long lost sibling, Jon forms a bond with Dr. Kan (Lin Peng), who promises to look into possible treatments for his condition. However, when they arrive, they are kidnapped. Jon soon realizes the kidnapper is his brother (Nicholas Tse), and they decide to work together in order to keep an international consortium of criminals from re-infecting the world with a disease long thought cured.
“Gunfights and explosions are audaciously played out in real urban locations swarming with people and vehicles, all unfolding with high tension, without losing sight of continuity.” – Maggie Lee, Variety
“… Chou and Tse have the chops for this brand of socky.” – Brett Michel, Boston Phoenix