Monday, April 23, 2012
Stephen Fung Tak Lun yesterday along with Feng Xiaogang, Tsui Hark, Doze Niu Chen-Zer, Pang Ho Cheung and other directors attended the Huayi Brothers 2012-2013 press conference in Beijing to announce the "Project H" new film production plan.
Currently working on the TAI CHI Trilogy, Fung Tak Lun announced that the first film TAI CHI 0 will be released in the Mainland at the end of September. Reporters asked him about what he gave Shu Qi for her birthday, Director Feng shook his head and said, "Don't ask, I won't answer." When asked about his new film's actress Angelababy, he immediately had nothing but praise. "I used to feel Baby was fragile and weak. After one dinner, I asked her to stop being gentle, get tough and make a movie with me. She agreed right away and even personally performed the explosion scenes. Her action scenes were completed beyond my expectation. I feel she has a lot of potential, smart and luck with the audience. In addition no man wouldn't want her to be his girlfriend. She will be in the first two films but maybe not the third one."
He also revealed that earlier he purchased the Patrick Lung Kong directed STORY OF A DISCHARGED PRISONER (YING HUNG BOON SIK), which now he decided to let Taiwan director Niu Chen-Zer direct while he will produce. He even hoped that Director Doze will use Baby. Reportedly Huayi would like Lau Ching Wan, Ethan Juan (Yuen King Tin), Feng Shaofeng and Mark Chao (Chiu Yau Ting) to star. Ching Wan and Siu Tin would split Wong Wai's character. Just released from prison Ching Wan was forced to return to the criminal world, even involving his brother Siu Tin, Siu Tin's mob brother Chiu Yau Ting and Feng Shaofeng would rescue him. The female lead might be Angelababy and Mini Yang Mi.
Aside from TAI, Feng Xiaogang's 1942 has already been completed but no release date has been mentioned at the press conference. Speaking of piracy, he angrily exploded with foul language, "Piracy has already gang raped us countless times, now it's still fx me! Fx! Since we are all chickens! However we will make a bloody trail."
In addition, Huayi and Emperor will promote at Cannes with a 4 minute teaser of their film CHINESE ZODIAC. Tsui Hark in June will start work on the DETECTIVE DEE prequel. He said, "(The film) should be younger and would not use the original team."
Translated by: hktopten