Love, sexy, horror, suspense, action, pretty girls… unlimited elements for an entertaining movie. How does it feel to make a movie like bringing the audiences on the roller coaster? It must be FUN!
Rico Chung Kai-cheong was born and raised in Hong Kong. Before his filmmaking career, he was an ivory engraver by day and voice actor by night. After completing a screenwriting course at The University of Hong Kong’s Continuing Education program, he joined Asia Television Limited (ATV) as a screenwriter and coordinator, leaving in 1988 to write for films. His credits at Cinema City include Fractured Follies (1988) and City War (1988). He then returned to ATV and was involved with the production of variety shows such as Can’t Stop Laughing (1989-1990) and The Mad, Mad Comedians (1990). A year later, he went back to the film industry and wrote Off Track (1991) and Don’t Fool Me (1991).
In 1991, he co-founded Concept Link Productions with director Cha Chuen-yee and wrote a slew of films for the company. Their first release Take Me (1991) made over HK$10 million at the box office. His reputation continued to grow with scripts for Legal Innocence (1993). The Rapist (1994), Our Neighbour Detective (1995), Once Upon a Time in Triad Society (1996) and Once Upon a Time in Triad Society 2 (1996). Legal Innocence and the two Once Upon… films were nominated for Best Screenplay at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
A-1 Headline (2004), co-written and co-directed with Gordon Chan, earned Chung another nomination for Best Screenplay at the Hong Kong Film Awards, in addition to winning the Hong Kong Film Critics’ Society’s Best Screenplay award and Hong Kong Screenwriters’ Guild’s Recommended Screenplay award. In 2007, Chung wrote and directed Who’s Next.
He wrote Attorney Song and Ji—his first television show for mainland China. In 2011, he shot the horror film Mysterious Island in China, where the horror genre was a rarity. The film broke China’s summer box office records, raking in over 100 million RMB. Mysterious Island 2— the sequel written and directed by Chung— opened in theaters in January 2013.
|Year||Chinese name||English name||Directors|
||Mysterious Island 2|
||A Decade of Love||MAK Chi Sin Marco YUEN Kin To CHANG Wai Hung Bryan CHAN Wing Chiu LAM Wah Chuen YEUNG Takkie LAM Oi Wah Aubrey LEE Kung Lok WONG Ching Po|
||A-1 Headline||CHAN Gordon|