11-10-2008 10:49

Hong Kong director Wong Jing begins shooting his latest cop flick, Thursday. An incense burning ceremony was held to celebrate the commencement of filming of "Future Cop." The film's stars, heart throb Andy Lau and Barbie Hsu were at the ceremony.

Hong Kong director Wong Jing begins shooting his latest cop flick, Thursday. An incense burning ceremony was held to celebrate the commencement of filming of "Future Cop." 
Hong Kong director Wong Jing begins shooting his latest cop flick, 
Thursday. An incense burning ceremony was held to celebrate the 
commencement of filming of "Future Cop."(

"Future Cop" stars Andy Lau as a police inspector from 2085 who returns through happenstance to 2010, to investigate international criminals.

Andy Lau, Actor, said, "My character is sort of special in the film. I previously have played guys who became emotionally involved in relationships. In this story, I come from the future so I can't get into a relationship like a lover, or a father. So this time I play a cold-hearted cop, unable to commit to a relationship in 2010 because it would change history. I hope to find the right style for the part."

Barbie Hsu, who shot to fame after starring in popular TV drama 'Meteor Garden,' also had her own talk show in Taiwan.

The actress has been quoted in the past, as saying she wanted to be Andy Lau's wife, so for her, this collaboration is a dream come true.

The film's stars, heart throb Andy Lau and Barbie Hsu were at the ceremony.
The film's stars, heart throb Andy Lau and 
Barbie Hsu were at the ceremony.

Barbie Hsu, Actress, said, "Earlier it was reported that Andy Lau wanted to cast me in the film. I couldn't believe I could be so lucky because no contract had been offered. I used to say working with Lau was my dream. I still can't believe my dream has come true. It's unbelievable. I just arrived in Hong Kong and saw him sitting in the chair on the set. I think it's incredible."

Child star Xu Jiao, who played the beloved daughter of Hong Kong star Stephen Chow in the film CJ 7 once again will play the daughter -- to Andy Lau.

Ching Siu Tung who supervises the martial arts sequences in the film will be guiding the film's two stars. The film has a budget of 15 million yuan. It will be shot in Hong Kong and Dubai. CGI effects will be created by the same group that designed the effects for Batman 6.

The film is set for release in 2009.