Metallic Attraction Trailer

From what I’ve gathered on this Hong Kong flick, it’s described as a romantic sci-fi film, a slapstick comedy and a CGI martial arts film. What I do know is that it’s set in the future, with warring robots, in which a cop becomes a cyborg. Could this be the Eastern version of Robocop, with a splash of Transformers spectacle and Jet Li-type action thrown in? The trailer has to be watched all the way through to make slightly more sense of it. It’s already been released in China and Hong Kong as Kei Hei Hup and selected, unprepared cinemas in the West as Metallic Attraction: Kungfu Cyborg. From the UK Guardian website:

“Lau, one of the producers on Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle, came up with the idea after watching Bay’s films and noticing that the various Autobots and Decepticons lacked martial arts skills. “I burst out laughing when watching Transformers,” he says. “The effects were amazing but the robots didn’t know how to fight. So I decided our Chinese superheroes should be kung-fu experts.”

Kung Fu Cyborg was reportedly made on a budget of $14m (£8.5m), a third of which went on motion-capture and CGI technology to produce the robot action. That’s an awful lot less than the most recent Transformers movie, Revenge of the Fallen, which cost an estimated $200m.”

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