Hong Kong legend and superstar Andy Lau (Shock Wave 2) recently celebrated his 60th birthday during day one of the filming for his upcoming film, Crisis Route in Qingdao.
Originally titled as A380, Universe Entertainment chairman Daniel Lam first announced the film in March 2020.
A year later, the 40-year veteran popstar was revealed to be the star and producer, along with Oxide Pang (The Eye) as the director.
Crisis Route will be the first Chinese-language film to feature the interior of the Airbus A380. According to Bastille Post, a budget of HK $300 million was spent to build a 1:1 replica of the world’s largest passenger aircraft.
In the film, Lau will play as Gao Haojun, an international security expert and former Special Forces officer in a battle against hijackers on board the original titular’s aircraft.
A production commencement ceremony was held on day one of filming as well as a birthday celebration for the popstar, according to The Standard.
The film will also star Zhang Zifeng (Detective Chinatown 3) and Liu Tao (The Monkey King 3).
Crisis Route is produced by Universe Entertainment, Sun Entertainment Culture and Lau’s Focus Films.
No official release date has been announced so far.