(Pang Ho Cheung, Peng Hao Xiang)
The mind behind Milkyway Image's Fulltime Killer and the innovative You Shoot, I Shoot
is one Edmond Pang Ho Cheung, a novelist, screenwriter and director.
Out of some dozen novels Pang has written, the most famous is Full Time Hitman, which
was a # 1 best seller when it was published in 1998. The book, which told of the professional
and romantic rivalry between Asia's two top hitmen, was adapted into a radio drama performed
by Andy Lau, whose production company later bought the film rights.
In 2001 the story formed the basis of Johnnie To and Wai Ka Fai's hit summer film
Pang made his full length feature film debut the same year with a dark comedy that shared
a similar theme, but had a unique standpoint. A variation on the professional killer genre,
You Shoot, I Shoot has been well received at film festivals internationally for its distinctive,
edgy style. It features an Alain Delon admiring hitman (Eric Kot) and Cheung Tat Ming as
a Martin Scorsese-worshipping film geek who form an unusual business model that changes
the face of the local murder for hire racket. Armed with a gun and a camcorder, they "shoot"
their victims and record the act for their vengeful client's viewing enjoyment.
Edmond Pang's follow up film was Men Suddenly In Black (2003), a wry comedy that tampers
with crime and gangster movie cliches in a tale of four men who risk their marriages to
embark on meticulously planned sexual misadventures. Starring Eric Tsang, Jordan Chan,
and Chapman To, MSIB is packed with star cameos. The movie merited Pang Best Director
and Best Screenplay nominations at the 40th Golden Horse Awards.
Edmond is also the director of Recycled (2004), a stage production starring Karen Mok
as the late novelist Eileen Chang, and has appeared as an actor in the drama series
Edmond Pang Ho Cheung Filmography
Out of the Blue (co-wr with Jan Lam)
|1999||Summer Exercise (wr, dir) (short film)|
|2000||Undercover Blues (co-wr with Simon Loui)|
|2001||The Cheaters (co-wr)|
|2001||Fulltime Killer (story)|
|2001||You Shoot, I Shoot (co-wr, dir)|
|2003||Men Suddenly in Black (dir, co-wr, story, cameo)|
|2004||Beyond Our Ken (dir, co-wr, story)|
wr = writer dir = director
Hong Kong Film Awards
Best Screenplay Nominations- Edmond Pang
2001 You Shoot, I Shoot (with Vincent Kok)
Best New Director Award- Edmond Pang
2003 Men Suddenly in Black
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