Rule Number One is a new supernatural thriller from Kelvin Tong, whom I last heard from as director of the excellent Singapore ghost flick The Maid. This new one follows the fortunes of an injured rookie cop, Lee, assigned to the Miscellaneous Affairs Department (MAD) of the local police force. MAD investigates bizarre, appparently supernatural call-ins, but according to his assigned partner — the world-weary and cynical Inspector Wong — the first rule of their job is that “There are no ghosts”. The trouble is, something isn’t obeying the rules.
Tong clearly has a bigger budget here and has learned some added slickness. The result definitely looks like it has potential.
Here is the newly released trailer, with English subtitles:
The Backbrain’s review of The Maid is here.