Several Join The International Cast Of Zombie Movie ‘Chungking Mansions’

September 6, 2021

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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(L-R) Rina Takeda, Desmond Tan, Rebecca Lim, and Wiyona Yeung Sony Music; Celebrity Agency; Mediacorp. Image via Deadline

The international cast of the upcoming zombie movie Chungking Mansions continues to grow with Japan’s action star Rina Takeda, Korean actress Go Joon-hee, Hong Kong actress Wiyona Yeung, and Desmond Tan and Rebecca Lin of Singapore being recently announced by Deadline.
The film follows a disparate group of people who must climb the iconic Chungking Mansions building in a bid to survive a zombie outbreak in Hong Kong.
Go Joon-hee plays a high-profile model attending the launch of a new fashion campaign when the outbreak occurs. Wiyona Yeung plays a wellness guru. Desmond Tan co-stars as a hustler helping an American locate his family. Kevin Leslie will be a British backpacker seeking his girlfriend. Rebecca Lim is in talks to play a blade master and right-hand woman of the man behind the outbreak. Rina Takeda stars as a Special Agent from Japan investigating the outbreak.
The movie is primarily in English, featuring an American lead character who fights to protect his wife and child who are in the building. It will also feature Japanese, Cantonese, and Korean languages.
Bizhan M. Tong is both directing and producing Chungking Mansions with Phoenix Waters Productions in co-production with AMM Global.

Chungking Mansions contributes to the evolving tapestry of zombie lore while paying tribute to the socially charged narratives of George A. Romero, bringing it closer in tone to Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us.” Director Tong told Deadline.

Chungking Mansions is set to begin production in the Spring.
Never heard of the building? Let us fill you in. Completed in 1961, Chungking Mansions is located at  36–44 Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The 17-story building is not only the residence of more than 4,000 people, it also houses businesses, hotels, and more with an estimated 10,000 people entering and leaving the building on a daily basis.

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