Tse and Chou in action as filming gets under way

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Hong Kong superstar Nicholas Tse and Taiwanese heart-throb Jay Chou have started shooting for the action movie Against War at two locations right in the heart of the city.

Film director Dante Lam had the cameras rolling after lunch yesterday with both actors, who arrived on Tuesday, in different takes.

Action choreographer Chin Kar Lok set up the props at Jalan Tun Razak and Jalan Ampang near KLCC.

Tse, 30, was spotted at the location of the first shooting taking a breather at 4pm.

He wore a blue-and-white striped shirt with brown tie and had a tattoo on his right forearm.

His clean-shaven character also had slicked-back hair and wore a pair of dark-rimmed glasses.

Tse was recently named Best Actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards for his role in the movie Stool Pigeon.

Chou, 32, was spotted alighting from a taxi at the second location at about 6.30pm.

In the scene, he met up with Chinese actress Bai Bing beside a white van with the logo Asia Centre For Disease Prevention and Control.

His character wore an open long-sleeved beige shirt over a grey T-shirt.

The movie revolves around two brothers, played by Chou and Tse, investigating an international criminal case related to a deadly virus.

Bai plays a damsel-in-distress character whom the duo have to rescue.

In the movie, the case will take them to various countries, including China, Thailand, Jordan, Vietnam and Singapore.

Filming for the HK$200mil (RM77mil) movie will continue in Kuala Lumpur till the end of the month. Half of the scenes will be shot in Malaysia.

The other locations include Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Kampung Pandan.

The crew is expected to be at Dataran Merdeka today to shoot some scenes.

-The Star/Asia News Network