After last weeks Overheard, another Louis Koo (古天樂) venture takes to the screens this Thursday in the form of On His Majesty’s Secret Service(大内密探灵灵狗). While this film’s theme and title appears similar to Vincent Kok’s 1996 film Forbidden City Cop (大內密探零零發) which starred Stephen Chow (周星馳), it is unlikely to have much of a relation beyond the Chinese title. And much like George Lazenby in the British film of similar name, it is doubtful that this will in any way be a recurring role for Mr. Koo.
More interesting with regard to this film is the fact that it has gotten earlier release dates in mainland China, than in Hong Kong (approximately 1 week according to the poster above). A trend which is troubling among some circles of film-goers here in the region.