Release dateJanuary 13, 2012 (2012-01-13) (Taiwan) Based onBlack & White WriterKelly Chen, Yueh-Hsun Tsai BornMay 26, 1962 (age 53), Liverpool, United Kingdom AlbumsWonderful Life, Comedy, Are We Having Fun Yet?, Black
Black & White Episode I: The Dawn of Assault (Mandarin: 痞子英雄首部曲：全面開戰) is a 2012 Taiwanese action thriller film directed by Tsai Yueh-hsun. The film is a prequel to Black & White (2009). It was released on January 13, 2012. The film stars Mark Chao, reprising his role from the original series, along with Huang Bo and Angelababy. It's followed by Black & White: The Dawn of Justice (2014).
The film earned NT$37.6 million at the Taipei box office and ¥89.5 million at the Chinese box office.
On Film Business Asia, Derek Elley gave the film a grade of 3 out of 10 and said: "Taiwan's first action blockbuster is a fiasco, redeemed only by Mainland comic Huang Bo." Taipei Times complemented its action scenes, but criticized its characters and plot lines.