Title: Initial D Release Date: 2005 Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak Producer: Wai Keung Lau, Ellen Chang Writer: Shuichi Shigeno, Felix Chong Music: Kwong Wing Chan Cinematography: Yui-Fai Lai, Wai Keung Lau Editing: Wong Hoi Run Time: 110 mins Budget: $12,000,000 (estimated)
Casts: Edison Chen Shawn Yue Jay Chou Anthony Wong Kenny Bee Chapman To Anne Suzuki Jodan Chan Will Liu
Synopsis: Infernal Affairs powerhouse Andrew Lau and Alan Mak bring the most popular manga in Japan screaming to life in this in this live-action look at the high-speed sport of "drifting" that shot straight to the top of the Hong Kong box office. Eighteen-year-old Takumi (Jay Chour) is never late for a tofu delivery, and though he speeds meals to their destinations with the velocity of a landlocked stealth plane, his true aspiration in life is to follow in the footsteps of his formerly fast-driving father (Anthony Wong) -- an ex-adrenaline junkie who eventually gave up the race track for the restaurant business. In his five years delivering meals from his father's restaurant Takumi has learned the streets of his hometown like the back of his hand, and he can take every corner with the needle planted firmly on the right. The trick to Takumi's amazing driving skills is a technique known as "drifting," and in a world where high-risk racing has spilled out of the tracks and onto the streets, this daring driver is about to become a legend.