A scene from MAGIC TO WIN, a film by Wilson Yip, the director of Ip Man and Ip Man 2. Picture courtesy China Lion. All rights reserved.
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Magic to Win (2011)
Opened: 12/09/2011 Limited
|AMC Empire 25||12/09/2011 - 12/20/2011||12 days|
Trailer: Click for trailer
Genre: Chinese Fantasy (Cantonese w/English and Chinese subtitles)
Based on the famous Chinese "Happy Ghost" series, Magic To Win is the story of an ordinary girl who inherits magical superpowers. She starts to enjoy the daily convenience of her powers which radically change her live, she even uses them to gain victory in her sports. The abuse of her powers draws in unwanted attention as well as some family nemesis waiting to exact revenge. Boasting an all-star cast including Louis Koo, Raymond Wong, Wu Chung, Wu Jing, Yan Ni and Karena Ng, Wilson Yip, famed Director of Ip Man 1 & 2 brings extraordinary CGI to life in a US$10 million fantasy set in the magical world of the five wizardry elements of gold, wood, water, fire and earth.
About the Cast
Raymond Wong is an actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and presenter. He is one of the most successful producers in Hong Kong cinema in leading the trend of the industry, recently producing Dragon Tiger Gate (2006) and sensational mega success of Ip Man sequels (2008/2010), which builds up the image of the popular kungfu star, Donnie Yen. Having participated in the Happy Ghost series and the widely known All's Well End's Well series, he exemplifies his unique acting and enthusiasm is bringing happiness and inspiration to the Hong Kong audience.
Wu Chun started his career as one of the members of a Mandopop boy band, then expanded his career to be an actor, starring in several Taiwanese drama, for instance the popular Japanese adaption of Hanazakarino Kimitachihe. His promising potential in acting draws the attention of both the Hong Kong audience and directors, where he began his silver screen career in 2008, working with different renowned Hong Kong directors in large-budget productions like The Butterfly Lover (2008) and 14 Blades (2010).
Sharing the similar background as the world-renowned kungfu star Jet Li, having competed as a member of the Beijing Wushu Team , it is undeniable that Wu Jing is the up-and-coming kungfu star in the Hong Kong film industry. He has participated in various action blockbusters such as SPL: Sha Po Lang (2005) in which he successed in play a vicious assassin and it was the first time he worked with the acclaimed martial artist Donnie Yen and the kung fu master Sammo hung; and Invisible Target (2007) which further establishes his success in playing the role of villain. He also made his international debut in the Hollywood series, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) where he co-worked with Jet Li eventually.
Dubbed as the Chinese mainlanders as 'comedy queen', Yan Ni started her acting career in 1992. Starring in plenty big-hit TV dramas, Yan came to fame with the costume comedy series My Own Swordsman in 2006, which makes her the frequent visitor in award ceremonies. Her diligent and vivacious charisma caught the attention of Director Zhang Yimou, and she became the female lead in his latest hit, A Simple Noodle Story (2009), playing the shrewish proprietress of a deserted noodle restaurant. Her impressive performance brings her Best Actress Award in Cheung Chun Film Festival. Yan also appears in Hu Guan's Dou Niu in the same year, which makes her a A-lister in China's motion picture business