Once upon a time, every action fans are looking forward for what would be a dream martial-art stars combo between Donnie Yen and Vincent Zhao in Clarence Fok's upcoming action thriller, SPECIAL IDENTITY. However, the production went sour when Vincent Zhao was reportedly unhappy with the movie's production crew as well as his dissatisfaction towards the changes of the script without his approval. Zhao eventually left the production even after reported meetings between Donnie Yen and the production crew.
In a recent interview, Vincent Zhao has stepped out and revealed his side of the story surrounding his troubled experience with the movie production. He claimed that it was Donnie Yen who demanded major script changes, including changes to previously agreed fight scenes. Those particularly changes have ultimately led Zhao's character reduced into supporting role than sharing a lead performance with Donnie Yen. Not only that, he also complained that there are frequent arguments on set, with Yen acting like a big shot -- yelling and swearing at the movie crew as well as the director.
However, SPECIAL IDENTITY director Clarence Fok denied arguments on set and even continued expressing his support for Donnie Yen. He stated that the script had to be changed because it was not good enough. SPECIAL IDENTITY cinematographer Peter Pau said that Yen is very professional and it's a pleasure to be working with him. As for Yen himself, he has not publicly spoken against Zhao's allegations but did wrote on the Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo that he is disappointed and hurt, but not shaken, and he will make his movie even better.