Ni Kuang, a Hong Kong writer of screenplays and novels, has died. He was also the author of 300 screenplays and novels, including The One-Armed Swordsman. According to local media, he died Sunday at the age of 87. Tenky Tin Kai, actor and spokesperson for the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers, confirmed Ni’s death to South China Morning Post. According to reports, skin cancer was the cause of Ni’s death. For More Updates Stay Tuned With Statehooddc.com.
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Ni’s New Adventures of Wisely series, first published in Ming Pao, a Chinese newspaper in 1963, was a huge success and earned him the title of giant within the Chinese literary world. He was a specialist in science fiction, Wuxia and martial arts. In 1965, Ni began filmmaking and he often wrote for Shaw Brothers. He has worked on many films, including The One-Armed Swordsman (1967), Infra-Man (1975), The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978), Enter The Fat Dragon (1978), which was directed by Sammo Hung, and many others.
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He is also well-known for his Bruce Lee films The Big Boss, Fist of Fury and other Bruce Lee films. While Lo Wei was eventually given screenplay credit for The Big Boss in 1971, Lee’s first major role as actor Cheng Chao–an was actually created by Ni. Similar to Lo, Lo is also responsible for creating 1972’s Fist of Fury. This film featured Lee as Chen Zhen. A character that Ni created and was later played by Donnie Yen and Jet Li. The 140 Wisely novels of Ni tell the story about a man who travels around the planet, encountering strange creatures and aliens. The story has been used in movies, television shows, radio dramas and comic books.
Ni was awarded the Jubilee Honor Award by the Hong Kong Screenwriters Guild in 2018 as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 from the Hong Kong Film Awards. Ni was born in Shanghai, China in 1935. He entered Hong Kong illegally on May 31, 1957, and has never been back.