Interesting--and delightful if correct--news from Chinese Films. Given the lack of artistic and box office success of co-productions between Hong Kong and the mainland, Hong Kong some (at least two) filmmakers are going back to the styles and content that made the former Crown Colony the cinematic powerhouse it was prior to 1997. The limitless audience in the PRC together with seeming inexhaustible supply of capital from mainland financiers attracted Hong Kong artists but the compromises in both style and content demanded by their new masters meant that their films wouldn't be really popular anywhere.
Two movies mentioned are "Nightfall", a gangster flick with Nick Cheung and Simon Yam is in post-production and Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmasters" with Chang Chen, Zhang Ziyi and Tony Leung Chiu-Wai is scheduled to open in 2012. The date can't be any more exact since, in an exquisite understatement the article notes that Wong "is known for moving slowly when it comes to directing films."
A poster for "Nightfall".