Soon to be released film from directors Andrew Lau & Andrew Loo, ‘Revenge of the Green Dragons’ was screened to the press last week. Executive Producer Martin Scorsese presented the press screening of the film which opens in theaters on October 24th.
The film follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang “The Green Dragons”.
The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is.
The film is described as a brilliant mix between a Hong Kong action film and a New York City crime thriller, portraying the never-before-told true story of “The Green Dragons”.
The film reunites Ray Liotta and Martin Scorsese for the first time in nearly 25 years since their work together in ‘Goodfellas.’ It’s also a reunion between Lau and Scorsese, who won an Academy Award for ‘The Departed’ which was a remake of Lau’s ‘Infernal Affairs.’
Following the films world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, customers of DirecTV were treated to a 30-day opportunity to watch the film at home on-demand leading up to the release in theaters.