At the press conference in Beijing yesterday for The Viral Factor, Jay Chou said his hand is not for holding a gun but playing the piano.
This is not exactly his first action movie if one would consider Initial D and Kung Fu Dunk as action movies. I mean they were not exactly the same genre as his Secret. Even Curse of the Golden Flower had some action and not to forget his Hollywood debut, The Green Hornet. But I’d expect The Viral Factor to be especially gritty considering it’s Dante Lam (Beast Stalker) who is the director.
The film was shot in Jordan and Malaysia. Earlier reports said they were also going to shoot in Vietnam and Thailand. What happened?
The Viral Factor’s story is classic Dante Lam, two male leads against each other. Jay and Nicholas Tse play members of an elite terrorist unit who head to the Middle East to find a deadly virus. Nic betrays the group and Jay must stop him from spreading the virus.
(Photos from various sources)