The Viral Factor

The Viral Factor

A scene from THE VIRAL FACTOR, a film by Dante Lam. Picture courtesy China Lion. All rights reserved.

The Viral Factor

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The Viral Factor (2012)

Opened: 01/20/2012 Limited

Theaters (16+)01/20/2012
AMC Empire 2501/20/2012 - 02/09/201221 days

Trailer: Click for trailer

Genre: Hong Kong Action Film

Rated: Unrated


The Viral Factor, an Emperor Motion Pictures production with a US$17 million budget, filmed in locations in China, the Middle East and Southeast Asia using real military weapons, bursts onto cinema screens in January 2012! The action-packed adventure is directed by award-winner Dante Lam (The Beast Stalker, The Stool Pigeon), and stars award-winning Nicholas Tse and Asian superstar Jay Chou.

IDC Agent Jon (Jay Chou) sustains grave injuries on a mission and decides to spend his final days with his mother. She tells him a long-held secret. To fulfill her wishes, Jon goes to Southeast Asia. He befriends medical specialist Rachel ( Lin Peng). When she is forced into the schemes of a criminal organization, Jon attempts rescue and becomes the target of the organization that includes his estranged brother Yang (Nicholas Tse)! When the organization betrays Yang and kidnaps his daughter Sheng, the brothers join forces to rescue Rachel and Sheng.

Cast Biographies

Nicholas Tse (Wan Yang)

Tse has starred in over 3o films since he burst upon the screen with his first film in 1996, for which he won a Best New Performer Award from the Hong Kong Film Awards. He was awarded the Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2006 for New Police Story. Tse began working with director Dante Lam in The Beast Stalker in 2006, after which he won the Asian Film Award and Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Bodyguards and Assassins. He won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor with Dante Lam's The Stool Pigeon.

Jay Chou (Jon Wan)

An icon in Taiwan's world of pop music and film and a superstar throughout Asia, Chou has starred in numerous international best-selling films, including Andrew Lau's Initial D, Zhang Yimou's Curse of the Golden Flower, Secret and Hollywood action comedy The Green Hornet. Secret, his third film, was also his directorial debut. In addition to directing, he also starred in, helped score and performed most of the songs for Secret. His work in Initial D made him Best New Performer in both the Hong Kong Film Awards and Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards. Chou is a magician in his own right.

Lin Peng (Rachel)

Lin performed in Zhang Yimou's 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony before graduating from China's Central Theatre Academy. She has starred against Jackie Chan and Leehom Wang in Little Big Soldier, and as the White Snake Witch in Wilson Yip's Portrait of a Nymph, for which she also sang the theme song.

Bai Bing (Ice)

Bai earned a degree in Law before becoming an actor. She has performed in numerous best-selling films, including Shaolin, Let the Bullets Fly, Beginning of the Great Revival. She won Best New Actress in the Golden Tripod Awards. She also sings and has appeared in many popular television series.

Andy On (Chi Kit)

Since beginning his acting career in 2002, On has showed off his considerable martial arts skills in more than 20 films including New Police Story, Black Mask 2, Star Runner, Election 2, Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon and YYYY. He won Best New Performer in the 2003 Hong Kong Film Awards for Star Runner.