Donnie Yen (甄子丹) used to work with film director Benny Chan (陳木勝) during ATV. After more than 20 years later, both collaborate in Raging Fire (怒火) film. After watching Donnie’s movie, Chasing the Dragon (追龍), Benny decided to approach him and work together again. Donnie disclosed Benny planned to use drugs as the main theme and shoot in Mexico initially, but decided to give up because of the cost: “At the time, Benny was slightly unhappy and I consoled him that we could film in Hong Kong. After a few days later, his motivation returned and he created the script for Raging Fire film quickly. Bennie remains a positive and friendly man and his departure from movie industry is a heavy loss.” Donnie also dismissed about the action scenes was because of Benny’s illness.
As the film producer, action director and male lead of Raging Fire movie, Donnie revealed Benny wished to film a gun shoot scene in Peking Road and decided to combine the gun shoot scenes in Ghetto Justice (怒火街頭) and SPL (殺破狼) drama into fighting scene: “It is a very difficult scene as we need to think of a concept for Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒). He suggests to use double blade and I told him that the effect should be good. We win the battle as long as it pleases the audiences. (Nicholas has potential to become an action actor?) He is very good but I will not give him pressure though.”
Although Donnie had good martial arts skills, but it was normal for him to suffer from injuries. Sometimes, he will complain to his wife, Cissy Wang (汪詩詩) over the phone. Instead of consoling him, she said: “Well, you can talk and laugh and it means you are fine.” When asked if he allowed his children to join the industry, Donnie praised his daughter was good in singing but disallowed his son to follow his footsteps as it was suffering.