After he’s taken into custody, a drug lord (Louis Koo) must help the police bust his former associates or else face the death penalty.
Famous Hong Kong director Johnnie To has recently made some comedies for the Chinese mainland market. But, he was always producing them through his HK company – allowing him to stay in control. With Drug War, he’s taking the next step, being directly produced by a Chinese company set in Beijing. To direct this mysterious thriller, whose synopsis is still being kept secret. To has been reluctant to make this move until then – he may be losing part of his artistic freedom. So, how will this affect his work? For your information, the film is written by his long-time screenwriter Wai Ka-fai. Shooting began late December 2011.