Stephen Chow's "Mermaid" to begin filming this year

Monday July 28, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/stephen-chows-mermaid-begin-filming-201000982.html

 

 

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Ever since the success of "Journey to the West", audiences have been anticipating the next project from comedy guru Stephen Chow, "The Mermaid", which has been developing quietly.

 

According to the latest news on Phoenix, the movie is expected to begin shooting in the later part of this year, beginning with an audition for the lead actress that will be held at the end of July.

It was reported that Stephen has high expectations for his next "Sing Girl", a term used to describe actresses

like Cecilia Cheung, Eva Huang and Kitty Zhang who found fame through his movies, and will be taking his time before deciding on the perfect candidate.

 

Meanwhile, a source from Stephen's Bingo Group disclosed that the movie will not be a fantasy costume drama as it was previously reported, but a modern drama.

 

"Specific information including the storyline, budget, and investors will not be revealed for the time being," said the insider, who added that Stephen also hopes to repeat his previous collaboration with another director like he did with Derek Kwok in "Journey to the West".

 

However, there is no news on the actor who will play the lead role, after comedy star-director Xu Zheng reportedly turned down the movie.

 

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Nicholas Tse Ting Fung and Gao Yuanyuan in BUT ALWAYS (YUT SUN YUT SAI) had a intimate bed scene. The director even prepared red wine to help Gao Yuanyuan get into character. Tse Ting Fung got a darker tan and worked out beforehand. They all did so in order to add romance to the atmosphere and make the visuals even prettier.

Ting Fung for this "major scene" worked out over 20 short days and lost 15 pounds. He even got a darker than for an even better effect. Ting Fung said, "We had to shoot this scene in our second week, the schedule was more intense. As the loss was very rapid, it was not too healthy. At the time the team was not familiar with each other yet, everyone was a little embarrassed." Gao Yunyuan was just as nervous, she even forgot her line. She said, "Everyone was a professional actor, so we were too nervous. Yet on the set the atmosphere felt different from normal. Because everyone knew that this scene was very important, they all became very seriously. No one was talking on the start, which made me very tense. Before the shoot the director was afraid that I would be too tense and brought red wine over. He said to have a little if you didn't feel well. In the end I didn't have any and the shoot still went smoothly."

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Classic TVB series TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES (CHUNG SEUNG WON SIU)'s sequel last year received good word of mouth as it successfully made "Cool Demon" Julian Cheung Chi Lam's popularity rise and "Sam Gor" Francis Ng Chun Yu the object of many women's desires. TVB followed up with a film version investment. Reportedly lately it already has begun a low key production. Aside from Ng Chun Yu and Chilam, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Television Best Actress Charmaine Sheh Si Man and Taiwan star Amber Kuo were added.

Reportedly at first Chilam and Ah Sheh were arranged to be a pair, but Ah sheh has repeatedly been linked in rumors with her co-stars. 14 years ago when she and Chilam worked on the TVB series RETURN OF THE CUCKOO (SUP YUET CHOR NG DIK YUET GUONG) their rumors were fiery hot. Chilam's wife Anita Yuen Wing Yi got so nervous that she personally supervised the set. Although that happened years ago, "Electric Sheh's" power has not ceased. To keep from upsetting Len Len, TVB decided to team Chilam with Amber Kuo instead while Ah Sheh was paired with Koo Tin Lok.

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Simon Yam Tat Wa lately has been busy with his new film SPL II (SAT POR LONG II). Earlier he worked on a kidnapping scene in Thailand. He was tied up and hung in a cage in midair. Wa Jai stated that it was the most difficult time in his career. "The worst part was being tied up in an U shape in mid air. The shoot took 10 hours. I needed help at every break as I couldn't get up myself. The blood was all over me so I attracted bees and ants."

After shooting the major scene, Wa Jai discovered signs of hip and spine injuries. "I was in a lot of pain, as I felt like I was torn apart. Because the schedule was very rushed, I still haven't seen a doctor yet. After the production wraps I really have to rest."

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The Cheuk Wan Chi directd film TEMPORARY FAMILY (SUT LUEN GUP YEUNG) two nights ago held a Guangzhou press conference. Lead actor Nick Cheung Ka Fai was absent, as the director led three lead actresses Sammi Cheng Sau Man, AngelaBaby and Myolie Wu Hung Yi to the event. The stars were asked about their wedding date. Often rumored to wed, Sammi and Baby both agreed that they were not in a hurry, instead the still single Hung Yi was the most "willing". Unfortunately she still has not found her other half.

The event aired some outtakes. In one scene Ka Fai removed guest star Jacky Cheung Hok Yau's wig and put it on his own head. Sammi was asked whether Ka Fai or Oho Ou had the better body? She joked that she was not too demanding, the most important for the entire body to be neat. If all the organs were there then they were fine. As for love, Sammi said that after growing up and getting experienced, she felt passion was no longer important. The most important was to find a companion in life to share everything in life with. They could become each other's best friend.

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Eddie Cheung Siu Fai earlier with TWILIGHT ONLINE (HUNG BO JOR SIN) won the San Diego IndieFest Best Actor again won Best Actor at the Accolade Global Film Competition. Currently working in Xian, Brother Fai was surprised. "My original intention was to support new directors and local creativity, I never thought about winning awards. In addition this time I picked a ghost film because I wanted to try the feeling of making a horror film and test my own courage." Brother Fai recently also made a horror film. He joked, "Perhaps I made the right choice and have to try a new ghost road? However don't call me ghost king!" Brother Fai thanked everyone for their love and support and would make even more good films to thank everyone.

Eddie Cheung Siu Fai earlier with the film TWILIGHT ONLINE won the Accolade Global Film Competition Best Actor, another good news after he won the San Diego IndieFest Best Actor. This time he paired with Babyjohn Choi Hong Yik to play a supernatural police duo. Cheung Siu Fai said that ghost film has always been a big challenge to him because normally his hair would stand on its ends when he listened to ghost stories. "Seemingly this time I have created a ghost road."

The film originally was scheduled for a September 4 release, but the film company has arranged for advanced screening on the Ghost Festival on the Lunar July 14th (August 9th).

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Celebrating his 40th birthday yesterday, Eason Chan Yik Shun and his wife Hilary Tsui Ho Ying took their daughter Hong Tai overseas. Yesterday Ah Tsui posted online a photo of her and Eason on the lawn while daughter Hong Tai sat on her thigh. Some said that they were in Hyde Park in London. Fans wished Eason a happy birthday.

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_28MC001_.jpg"From the film BREAK UP 100 I learn about break up left over items, I believe many still hold on to gifts from their old flames."
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Friends tell me that they really like the "Break Up Mini Storage" concept and even feel that it can be a viable business concept. The most attractive part of the entire concept is "anonymous sharing", everyone can thoroughly observe other people's break up stories. They do not need to know the true identity of the main characters but can share in all the details and feelings of the entire story. They can also touch this real story that is solid to the bone. Users can look at their break up left over items as a visitor and at the same time share in other people's stories. They may get new inspirations that can be considered a type of soul therapy.

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