Saturday, January 05, 2013
The Andy Lau Tak Wa starred film FUNG BO (STORM) has been in production for almost two months, its dangerous action scenes have become more and more explosive.
After the Lau Tak Wa car flip scene at North Point, two days ago the robbery gang "blew up" Sheung Wan as bullets rained down and fires raged like a battlefield. Even though passersby realized it was a film production, they still covered their ears and ran for cover.
Two days ago around 4PM, FUNG BO shot on Bridges Street in Sheung Wan. In the scene the bearded robber Ray Lui Leung Wai engaged in a gun battle with the Special Duties Unit. Ah Lui and his gang wore masks and exited their vehicles to fight in close combat with the SDU. The location was filled with smoked as bullets rained down. Even the action director Chin Kar Lok thought the guns were too loud and asked for them to reduce the volume.
After a round of gun fire explosions ensued, one of the vehicles exploded loudly as everyone nearby covered their ears. A nearby kindergarten just let out and the children were frightened. Parents quickly covered their children's ears and noses and took off. Luckily the shoot was successful after the explosion scene was shot.
Ah Lui said, "This gun fight and explosion scene are certainly dangerous. Because Hong Kong police films are known for their explosions, without power they don't look good. This scene was shot on a busy street with so many workers and near residences, I was pretty scared. Luckily action director Chin Kar Lok was very professional and calculated very accurately. These explosion scenes only got one take. Before the shoot we rehearsed our marks and had to be precise. However it would be very dangerous." He revealed that in the morning they already began rehearsal and they rehearsed for 4 to 5 hours. In the afternoon they began the shoot.
Ah Lui also said that two days ago the production had road blocks and no pedestrian, otherwise it would be very dangerous. This scene took two days to shoot. "My role will last until early February, then we still will have many street explosions, gun fights and police and robber encounters. The film company bought insurance, and I have always bought insurance as well." Will he spend the Lunar New Year with his wife and son abroad? Ah Lui said that during the Lunar new Year he will bring his family to Malaysia for a concert to raise fund of 3,000 African orphans.
Two days ago Ah Lui's wife Yang Xiaojuan visited the set with their son. Ah Lui said that his son loved guns as much as life itself, when he had the prop gun he was happier than going to the amusement park; his son looked great with a gun when he posed for photos. Although his son stole his thunder, Ah Lui was still happy.
Translated by: hktopten
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