Friday, October 01, 2010
Stepehen Chow's 1995 A Chinese Odyssey film series have been greatly applauded and the "love you a thousand years" has become the golden classic line. Two years ago, it was rumored that Stephen will make another film based on the "Journey to the West" theme. Unfortunately, it was only a rumor.
Until today, as the executive director of Bingo Group Limited, Stephen can finally start shooting the all new version. Bingo Group will invest in the film production and the film will premiere February 2011. Whether if Stephen will take part in the acting, it has not been confirmed, but it was said that he sees this film as a great importance, often looking for high class actors. In August, Stephen personally went to Beijing to ask popular international actress Maggie Cheung Man Yuk to take on the role as [Queen Mother of the West - "Wong Mo Leung Leung"]. Because Stephen showed so much sincerity and plus Maggie wants to do a comedy flick, so there is a high possibility that she'll be in it. Besides this film, Stephen also mentioned that he'll tailor a woman's film for Maggie with lots of room to develop, giving Maggie a chance to satisfy her 'acting addiction'.
The film will be directed by Derek Kwok, the media contacted him to ask if Maggie will be in the film? He said: "Well such high class actress, it is Mr. Chow (Stephen Chow) that handles it. I am just waiting for him to notify me, but looking at the tentative cast list, there are Hollywood stars and other high class actors."
Source: Oriental Daily