After three years of planning and two years of intermittent filming, the Black & White movie finally has a release date (Lunar New Year 2012) and a first trailer. Those of you who follow my Zai Zai love knows already that Pi Zi is not in the movie. To accommodate losing the soul of the story, Director Tsai decided to turn the movie into a prequel (supposedly) to the timeline of the drama. The movie is also intended to be the first of a trilogy, hence the title is so damn long – Black & White: Episode 1 The Dawn of Assault.
Mark Chao holds down the fort alone this time, with the only other returning lead being Ivy Chen in a small cameo along with new female lead Angelababy. I’m about as interested in this movie as I am examining toe fungus. Cop movies and shoot ’em up thrillers are a dime-a-dozen, but what made B&W was the partner relationship between Pi Zi and Ying Xiong, which is now gone. *sobs* Damn you, Golden Bells, I blame you for destroying a perfectly good bromance. Watch the trailer below and see things go boom boom pow.