Film company Zero Gravity is ready to invite viewers to the world of bloody showdowns of residents of Chinatown, the oldest Chinatown in North America. According to The Tracking Board , the Hollywood studio has acquired the film rights to Hatchet Men by Richard Dillon.|
The book of the American historian is based on real events that took place in San Francisco at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Amid massive unemployment in the 1870s, relations between local residents and the rapidly growing Chinese diaspora escalated in the city. In 1882, the US Congress was even forced to pass the so-called "Chinese Exclusion Act", which closed the road to America for the inhabitants of the Celestial Empire.
Within a few years, Chinatown turned into one of the most dangerous areas of San Francisco, on the streets of which you could find brothels, gambling establishments and drug dens. At the beginning of the 20th century, several dozen gangs were involved in the struggle for power in Chinatown. The street wars began to subside only after 1906, when Chinatown suffered the brunt of the devastating earthquake.
The adaptation of the book for the big screen will be handled by Michael Thomas (Hawk Lady) and Morgan Duncan, and the production will be taken over by Christine Holder (Rootless Beasts).
The leadership of Zero Gravity has already decided on the name of the performer of the key role in their film. Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Police / Hawaii Five-0 ) will portray the charismatic leader of one of the Chinese gangs.
The actor will clearly need his black belt in taekwondo, since the filmmakers want to stage the battle scenes at the level of the Raid movie series.
The Topic of Article: Big Trouble in Little China.