pang-brothers.jpgIdentical twins are known for being intrinsically bonded to one another. Studies have shown that twins separated at birth will follow remarkably similar paths, even giving their children the same names. In the world of moviemaking, twin brothers Danny and Oxide Pang have translated this bond into a career as two of the hottest names in horror.

The Pang brothers, who hail from Hong Kong, began collaborating on films with the 1999 gangster flick Bangkok Dangerous. However, it was not until 2002’s The Eye that the siblings would come to the attention of the international film community. The chilling horror film, whose blind heroine inherits psychic powers after an eye transplant, became a worldwide hit and spawned two sequels as well as an upcoming English-language remake.

The brothers most recently collaborated on their first American film, The Messengers, which opens in theaters on February 2 and is produced by horror auteur Sam Raimi. In a unique move, the brothers split their duties by alternating days as director, and spending their “time off” editing the previous day’s footage. “They really have a symbiotic mind,” says The Messengers producer Jason Sherman. “They can be together and you can ask them a very detailed question and they don’t even need to look at each other… They are totally on the same wavelength—this one unified vision they share.” Next up, the siblings will implement their unified vision on the set of the Nicolas Cage thriller, Time to Kill.

For more information on the Pang brothers and their recent projects, visit their website.

Sound Off: Do you think you could ever collaborate creatively and professionally with a sibling the way the Pang brothers do? Or does the prospect of working that closely with your brother or sister make you run screaming? Talk back in the comments section!

Directors Oxide Pang and Danny Pang on the set of Columbia Pictures’ The Messengers – 2007.