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Project Gutenberg
Theatrical release poster
Country HKG.jpg Hong Kong
CHN.jpg China
Directed by Felix Chong
Release Date 2018
Language Cantonese
Studio Bona Film Group
Emperor Multimedia Group
Pop Movies
Two Sixty Six Productions
Distributor Panorama Distributions (Hong Kong)
Distribution Workshop (worldwide)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ng "Painter" Fuk-sang Chow Yun-Fat
Lee Man Aaron Kwok
Yuen Man Zhang Jingchu
Ng Sau-ching Joyce Feng
Ng Yam Liu Kai-chi

Project Gutenberg (Chinese title: 無雙, Wúshuāng; lit. "Unequalled") is a 2018 Hong Kong-Chinese action film. The film stars Aaron Kwok as Lee Man, a member of a counterfeiting ring interrogated by the Hong Kong Police Force as they attempt to track down the mysterious leader of the syndicate, only known as the Painter (Chow Yun-Fat). The film is told mostly as a series of flashbacks, recounting Lee's history with the Painter as they attempt to replicate the new, more secure Series 1996 US $100 bill and their various dealings while the Hong Kong police in the present day use his accounts to find leads on him.

The following weapons were used in the film Project Gutenberg:



Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS is used by a few Merlin Guerilla fighters, as well as Painter (Chow Yun-Fat). He also later uses a suppressed one in the hotel. Lee Man (Aaron Kwok) and Ng Sau-ching (Joyce Feng) also use the pistol in flashbacks following his interrogation.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm Parabellum
A Merlin Guerilla soldier executes a civilian with a 92FS.
One of the General's bodyguards holds a 92FS on Painter (Chow Yun-Fat).
Painter angles the same bodyguard's 92FS towards the General.
Painter dual-wields a 92FS with a Glock.
Painter aiming a suppressed Beretta at Lee Man in the hotel.
Painter firing the 92FS. Despite being suppressed, a muzzle flash appears to have been edited in through post-production.
He dumps a magazine.
Painter holds an empty 92FS.
In a flashback, Lee Man (Aaron Kwok) fires a suppressed 92FS.
Ng Sau-ching (Joyce Feng) with her 92FS.

Beretta 92FS Inox

A Beretta 92FS Inox is used by Painter during the armoured van robbery.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm Parabellum
Painter pulls up his shirt to reveal a concealed Beretta.
Painter takes cover behind some hay bales with his Inox.
Painter firing his pistol.
Painter gets himself back up after getting shot with a 92FS in hand.
Painter dual-wielding the Beretta with Uncle Yam's (Liu Kai-chi) Glock.
A closeup of the pistols.

Glock 17

Glock 17s are used by several EXPS security guards as well as one of the Merlin Guerilla general's bodyguards. It is also used by Painter, Brother Four (Justin Cheung), and one converted to full-auto is used by Uncle Yam (Liu Kai-chi). Some of the Glocks seen in the film are anachronistic 3rd Generation models.

Glock 17 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm Parabellum
Uncle Yam (Liu Kai-chi) and Lam Lai-wah (Paulyn Sun) arrive at the scene. Yam has a Glock.
Yam and Wah firing their guns.
A security guard fires his Glock at Brother Four.
The armoured truck driver aims a Glock at Lee Man.
Painter dual-wielding Uncle Yam's (Liu Kai-chi) Glock with a Beretta.
A closeup of the pistols. Note that the Glock appears to be jammed here as the slide is not fully in battery.
Brother Four (Justin Cheung) "has some fun" with Inspector Ho Wai-lam (Catherine Chau). The gun in this scene appears to be some sort of replica as it has a very plasticky finish.
Lee Wing-chit (David Wang) interrupts him with a glass of champagne.
Brother Four aims a suppressed Glock at Lee.
He dumps the extended 33-round magazine.
Glock 17 (3rd Generation) - 9x19mm Parabellum
Painter reaches for a time-travelling 3rd Gen Glock.
Painter dual-wields the Glock with another 92FS.

Unknown Pistol

Bobby (Deon Cheung) uses an unknown pistol when arriving at the Merlin Guerilla compound.

Bobby (Deon Cheung) firing the pistol at the guerilla soldiers.


Colt Detective Special

In the hotel dealing, Lee Man is presented a Colt Detective Special to kill undercover policeman Lee Wing-chit (David Wang) with, and uses it in the ensuing shootout; during this sequence, he manages to fire nine shots from the revolver without reloading. Near the end of the film, a HKPF officer also appears to hold a Detective Special.

Colt Detective Special (3rd gen) - .38 Special
Lee Wing-chit (David Wang) spots the Detective Special in the case supposedly containing a printing plate.
A closeup as Painter raises the revolver in Lee Man's hand.
Painter aims the Detective Special for Lee.
A closer view.
A very good closeup is given as Painter "helps" Lee pull the trigger.
Lee Man aims the Colt at Painter.
"Do you have the balls to fire? I'll bet a million dollars that you don't!"
Painter dares Lee to shoot, prompting flashbacks for a few editors.
In a flashback, Lee Man points the revolver at Sau-ching.
The revolver just to the right of Inspector Ho appears to be a Detective Special.

Ruger Speed Six

Lee Man is given a Ruger Speed Six for use in the armoured van heist.

Ruger Speed Six - .357 Magnum
Lee Man nervously picks up the Speed Six.
A view of the left side as Lee puts on the Kevlar vest.
Lee watches the gunfight with the Speed Six in his hand.

Smith & Wesson Model 586

A Smith & Wesson Model 586 is used by Bobby (Deon Cheung) .

Smith & Wesson Model 586 with 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
A close view of the 586 as Bobby aims at a security guard.
A different view of the scene.
Bobby and Wah aim at the tied-down security guards.
A clearer view of the revolver.

Unknown Revolvers

Multiple Hong Kong police officers are seen with unknown revolvers.

A Hong Kong police officer with a holstered revolver.
Several unknown revolvers can be seen.

Submachine Guns

Cobray M11/9

A Cobray M11/9 fitted with a rail mount and suppressor is used by Lam Lai-wah (Paulyn Sun) in the hotel. Sau-ching also later picks it up.

SWD/Cobray M11/9 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Wah (Paulyn Sun) holding the M11/9.
The gang reloads their weapons. Wah is in the back.
A close view of the SMG as Sau-ching stabs Wah.
Wah wildly fires the Cobray.
Sau-ching holds the M11/9 as she tries to get Lee to move.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

Police officers seen near the end of the film wield Heckler & Koch MP5A2s.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with Navy trigger group - 9x19mm Parabellum
The officers aiming their MP5s.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

The Alpha Team members seen near the end of the film are equipped with Heckler & Koch MP5A3s with Surefire forends. Some of them have rail mounts.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 weaponlight forend - 9x19mm Parabellum
The Alpha Team members with their MP5s. Note that their stocks aren't fully extended.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

Bobby uses a suppressed Heckler & Koch MP5K in the hotel.

Heckler & Koch MP5K with Navy trigger group - 9x19mm Parabellum
The MP5K on a table.
Bobby reloads the MP5.
Bobby holds the MP5K as he gets shot by Wah's blind-firing.
In a later flashback, Bobby aims the MP5K at Lee.

Kimel AP-9

Wah uses a two-tone, full-auto converted Kimel AP-9 in the armoured car robbery. It is fitted with a rail mount.

Kimel AP-9 with satin nickel finish and Ruger Mini-14 muzzle brake used in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - 9x19mm Parabellum
Yam and Wah arrive at the scene. Wah has the AP-9.
Yam and Wah firing their guns.
Wah zip-ties a guard's hands, giving the closest view of the AP-9 in the film. Note the rail mount.
Bobby and Wah aim at the tied-down security guards.


In a continuity error, the Cobray M11/9 turns into a MAC-11 in a few scenes.

Ingram MAC-11 - .380 ACP
Sau-ching holds the MAC-11. Note the more prominent charging handle, lack of extra supports on the buttplate, and the shorter receiver, all of which peg the gun as a MAC rather than a Cobray; the gun also lacks the rail mount that the Cobray is fitted with. In the next shot, the gun turns back into the Cobray seen above.
In a flashback, Wah aims a MAC-11 at Bobby aiming an MP5K at Lee.
Wah with the MAC-11. The shorter rear end of the receiver is more clearly seen here.


Mossberg 500

A Mossberg 500 is used by an EXPS security guard.

Mossberg 500 Persuader - 12 gauge
The guard firing the Mossberg.
Another view as seen through a scope.

Remington 870

After Painter ditches his Type 56s in the Merlin Guerilla shootout, Uncle Yam tosses him a Remington 870.

Remington 870 Police Magnum with folding stock - 12 gauge
Painter holding the 870.
Painter aiming the shotgun.
A rear-view shot of the scene.
After taking out the General and his driver (while diving in mid-air no less), Painter aims at a tire on the truck barreling towards him.


Knight's Armament Revolver Rifle

Brother Four uses a Knight's Armament Revolver Rifle to snipe security guards from afar during the armoured van robbery. Since the scene was filmed in British Columbia, Canada, it is the mockup built by Felcan Enterprises that was originally made for Another Stakeout.

Knight's Armament Revolver Rifle - .30
A close view of the frame and cylinder.
A perfect profile shot of the Revolver Rifle.
View of the rifle's left side.


Uncle Yam uses an M16A1 with A2 handguards in shootout with the Merlin Guerilla.

M16A1 with A2 handguards - 5.56x45mm NATO
Yam pulls the charging handle of his M16.
Bobby and Yam aim their rifles.


The M16A2 is used by Merlin Guerilla soldiers.

M16A2 - 5.56x45mm NATO
A guerilla soldier with an M16A2. This gun appears to be a rubber prop.
Two more Merlin Guerilla soldiers with M16s.


An M4A1 is used by a security guard during the armoured van robbery, and another is used Bobby in the battle with the Merlin Guerillas. The rifle used by Bobby is fitted with an anachronistic 6-position stock.

M4 with 4-position stock - 5.56x45mm NATO
A security guard drops his M4.
Another view of the guard and his gun.
M4A1 with 6-position stock - 5.56x45mm NATO
Bobby aims his M4. Note the stock.

Type 56

Along with the M16A2, the Merlin Guerilla soldiers are also armed with Type 56 assault rifles. Painter dual-wields the Type 56 during the shootout, and Lee Man is also seen doing so in a flashback.

Type 56 with milled receiver and without bayonet - 7.62x39mm
One of the General's guards with a Type 56 slung on his back.
A soldier watches an execution while holding a Type 56.
A closeup of the receiver as a guard reaches for the grip. The L-D selector markings are hallmarks of an export-pattern Type 56.
A Merlin Guerilla soldier drops a Type 56 as he is shot.
Painter dual-wielding Type 56s; the hooded front sight indicative of the Type 56 is clearly visible. Note that the gun in his left hand is missing the bayonet mount. It is also fitted with a muzzle device that appears to be a blank-firing adapter.
A "first-person" view of the dual Type 56s.
A soldier (rather dramatically) drops a Type 56. This one appears to be a rubber prop as the hole in the front sight is filled in.
Lee Man dual-wields the Type 56 in a flashback. Note that the guns are both lacking the bayonet mounts here; the gun in his left hand also stops firing, but muzzle flashes are added in post.

Machine Guns


The Merlin Guerilla general (Jack Kao) uses an M60 mounted on a truck.

M60 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The unmanned M60 on a truck being driven to the compound.
The General returns with the M60.
The General firing.



Brother Four uses an M72 LAW in the attack on the Merlin Guerilla.

M72A2 LAW - 66mm
Brother Four aiming the LAW.


RPG-7s are used by two Merlin Guerilla soldiers.

RPG-7 - 40mm
The Merlin soldiers dive to dodge the truck coming at them.
A bird's-eye view of the scene.


M26 Hand Grenade

One of the Merlin Guerilla soldiers throws an M26 hand grenade at Painter, and another is used by Brother Four.

M26 hand grenade
The grenade rolling by Painter.
Brother Four's severed hand holding the M26.
The hand lets go of the grenade. Note that there is some sort of device attached to the fuse.

Model 7290 Flash Bang

What appears to be a Model 7290 flashbang grenade is used near the end of the film.

Combined Tactical Systems Model 7290 Flash Bang
The flashbang rolling on the ground.

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