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The Steven Ma Chun Wai written, directed and starred film TILL WE MEET AGAIN (SUN CHIN YEUK SEI HAU) has already completed its pre production work. Earlier each actors participated in their first table read. From the stage to the screen, the only constant would be lead actress Josephine Koo Mei Wa as she would continue her mother and son relationship with Ma Jai. "Sister Mei Wa definitely is the only choice. She has already signed my company as her manage. In the future we would have even more opportunities to work together. I am also very grateful to my team, for making everything go so smoothly."

Aside from the several stage actors, this film would also add some new actors like Jennifer Yu Heung Yi and Himmy Wong Ting Him. For his first movie Ma Jai not only would have to keep his attention on multiple on and off screen roles but also commander the entire set, which to Ma Jai would absolutely be a huge challenge. "If I say I have no pressure it would be a lie, but my pressure is positive. I won't have negativity, no matter what I would continue my journey on the stage. I already have many scripts in discussion, I hope everyone would support me, support domestic creativity even more, and support Hong Kong film to break out into the world." Koo Mei wa said, "Stage and film are different media, with the stage experience last time, this time the film would feel like a review. For me, making the movie would be ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Friends OF ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT 2019 Dinner took place two nighs ago in Tsim Sha Tsui, Yeung Pan Pan, Lau Fung Ping, Nat Chan Pak Cheung, Wong Hung Sau, Melvin Wong Kam Sun, Ng Lai Chu and other veteran actors attended. Pan Pan was walking with a cane, which she said was unrelated to her earlier on set burns. She just took the opportunity to correct some bone bruise from over the years.

Yeng Pan Pan said since going behind the scene, she walked too much and had a lot of bruises. Earlier in the year she replaced the righ femur in Taiwan, which was slowly recovering. "I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to walk at all, so I didn't dare to have (the operation). Actually on the second day I already no longer hurt, I was able to walk and even better than before. The doctor said that I could be on the wire again, but I would leave that to the younger generation. I would only be responsible for designs and training." Yeung Pan Pan also said that after the operation she did not stop working. Originally she would have operation on both femurs, but because she would have film promotions she would wait until later for the other side.

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Chrissie Chau Sau Na and Adam Pak Tin Nam yesterday attended a watch event. Yesterday was also Pak Tin Nam's 37th birthday. He said that this was his first birthday at work in his career. Today he would make time to celebrate with fans. As for birthday wish, he said that he wanted to work more and would like to learn more from elder Chau Sau Na. Pak Tin Nam said that he and Sister Na have worked together on a movie, but that time they did not have too many scenes together. He would like to be able to make a romance with her. Would he get shy on a romance? He said that when he would be in character he probably would not, but he might from seeing Sister Na before the shoot.

Chau Sau Na has been single for awhile, but believed that a romance would be just as easy to get into. Mainly she would be very happy as she would feel like love nourished her. Since she has not dated for so long, she could only be romantic on the set. Sister Na admitted that she had suitors but being with them required time. Perhaps she also has gotten used to living alone. If she had to adjust to a person anew sometimes she would rather choose to be friends. When she would have dinner with friends they would occasionally introduce her to people, which instead would feel very awkward.

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Andy Lau Tak Wa, Sean Lau Ching Wan, Ron Ng Cheuk Hei, Kenny Wong Tak Bun, Raymond Chiu Wing Hung, Zhang Yang yesterday worked on an explosion scene for the film SHOCK WAVE 2 (CHAK DAN JUEN GA 2) in Tsim Sha Tsui East. The team not only used many police vehicles, ambulances bomb disposal vehicles and sandbags bu also 50 extras.

Under the 31 degree Celsius heat, Wa Jai not only had to wear the full uniform but also had to carry a hand grenade into a sandbag pit for detonation. The drenched Wa Jai had to run back and forth and lie on the ground for the shoo. Yet many angle shots were done with one take. Ching Wan and Wa Jai worked together again after 17 years but on and off cameras they were full of chemistry.

Because the shoot took place on the streets, many looked on. Some pedestrians even kept screaming, "Wa Jai, Lau Tak Wa!" Although the shoot schedule was very intense, the always friendly Wa Jai waved to the crowd.

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STILL HUMAN (LUN LOK YUN) actors Anthony Wong Chau Sau Sun and Himmy Wong Ting Him yesterday attended a Baptist University film forum. As of two days ago (the 25th) the film has accumulated over HK$ 1,200. With the foreign film AVENGERS: ENDGAME on the way, its single day still made over HK$ 270,000. Chau Sun said about the performance, "Congratulation." With only bonus from working for zero salary, how much bonus did Chau Sun get? He said, "I don't know how much yet, but I will be more careful from now on. I can't underestimate any movie. I thought the movie would leave the theater after three days; but since its April 11th release to now, even with an opponent as strong as AVENGERS: ENDGAME the cinemas are still full."

Chau Sun would head to Italy to attend the Udine Far East Film Festival for his achievement excellence award. Chau Sun said that for him to receive such a honor in such a young age, like gout and high blood pressure it was trending younger. Chau Sun said that of course he was happy about receiving recognition from filmmakers. Many people said that they wanted to take him to dinner, like Candy Yu On On and Teresa Mo Shun Kwan. He also wanted to take his friends like Dayo Wong Tze Wah, Francis Ng Chun Yu, Sean Lau Ching Wan and Cheung Tat Ming to dinner. He said, "Everyone is happy for me, Tat Ming joked that I won't get hired in Hong Kong and told him to break out of Asia."

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Recently the Hong Kong Stuntman Association and Beijing Jizhi Yingxiang Entertainment Co. Ltd. produced a documentary about stuntmen, which released its first poster. It revolved around "Never Say No", which was the motto of stunt people's life risking performance in fights, building jumps, car chases, fire and other thrilling stuns. Andy Lau Tak Wa personally wrote the calligraphy for the title. Director Wei Junzi admitted, "Hong Kong action films were the most memorable screen silver memories when I was growing up. Now I am already 40, I would always think of those most legendary action filmmakers and what kind of lives would they have? In addition very few people have mentioned the blood and tears of stunt people, so I decided to make this documentary." Finally he spent two years, interviewed and shot almost 100 stunt elders and newcomers for a complete overview of stun people and uncover the silver screen journey of the "heroes". Wei Junzi revealed that this was the first documentary to completely uncover the 70 years of changes for Hong Kong stunt people. "Whether it was in the past or now, the contribution and the spirit of stunt people were worthy of being continued and chronicled." The film will open this year in the Mainland.

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Philip Keung Ho Man yesterday attended an event in Tsim Sha Tsui. He said that he was not disappointed that he did not win the Hong Kong Film Award with TRACEY (CHUI SZE), because Kara Wai Ying Hung and Ben Yuen Fu Wa won with the film. If the film had no award then it would be worse. Hak Jai said, "I will win again in a few years, give me a little more time. Now I have several scripts in discussion. Later I will work with (Stephy) Tang Lai Yan on a crime film and play a cop."

Hak Jai also revealed that he just finished the Han Sanping produced war film LIBERATED. He said that he has always wanted to make a war film. This time he was the happiest about the change to sit inside a tank. "Although I wasn't driving, I was responsible for the cannon. It was a lot of fun, but one explosion scene was terrifying. Since the explosive smell was inside the vehicle, I couldn't breathe and almost wanted to die." He said that this time he played a playboy officer. Was he like that in real life? He denied, "Of course not."

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AVENGERS: ENDGAME has such a strong box office momentum around the world, many movies are avoiding it. The Wong Kar Wai produced new film JINPA opens in the same period as AVENGERS in the Mainland. When he attended its premiere he felt that the two films did not conflict and people could watch both. Wong Kar Wai had a lot of confidence in JINPA. He said that the release date was set long ago, before AVENGERS set its release. Wong Kar Wai felt that then all the films of the same period skipped the slot. Of course JINPA could have gone too, but where would it go? In addition in today's market, art film has limited space. They fought very hard for an exclusive art cinema circuit. If they chose to retreat, basically they would be give up on themselves. He continued, "In this era we need heroes, in this era we also need faith. A faithless hero is just a pile of robots."

Some said that the Fruit Chan Gor directed, Max Zhang Jin and Annie Liu (Lau Sum Yau) starred INVINCIBLE DRAGON (GAU LUNG BUK BAI) originally was slated for a May 1st release in the Mainland but suddenly announced it was postponed until June, seemingly avoiding AVENGERS. Pegasus Motion Pictures boss Raymond Wong Pak Ming said to the media, "I am not too sure about the reason for the Mainland's release date change. I have received the news that it would be changed to June, so Hong Kong would release the ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Dante Lam Chiu Yin directed Emperor Motion Picture OPERATION RED SEA made 3.65 billion RMB and had great word of mouth. Lam Chiu Yin followed up with the sea rescue film THE RESCUE (GUP GUNG GAU WOON) with Eddie Peng Yu-Yan, Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Ian Wang Yanlin, Xin Zhilei, Wang Yutian and others. The film shot on location in Xiamen, Fuzhou, and Mexico and would likely bring more visual surprises to the audience.

Lam Chiu Yim admitted that 5 years ago when he worked with Chan Ka Lok on TO THE FORE (POR FUNG), Chan was more immature but he paid attention to his performance at work. This time he felt Ka Lok was much more mature. Speaking of the RESCUE costing over 7 million RMB, did he feel any pressure? Lam Chiu Yin stated that whether the film budget was large or small the production would still have pressure. He wanted to make the film a success. He said, "This film had its script even earlier than OPERATION RED SEA, but I kept thinking about how I would make it. I didn't dare to make it either. Finally I thought of how to make it, but indeed it would require a lot of money. At the time I said if I didn't have the money I wouldn't make this movie, because the result would not meet the quality that the audience would need."

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This Easter Hong Kong's overall film market declined from the same period last year. According to the Hong Kong Box Office Co. Ltd. the total box office of the Easter holiday period (April 19th to 22nd) was HK$ 29,513,746, 13.42% decline from last year in the same period. On top of the box office was the winner of 3 Hong Kong Film Awards including Best Actor, STILL HUMAN (LUN LOK YUN). Over 4 days it made HK$6,021,786 and its cumulative box office (as of the 22nd) was HK$ 11,466,093. In second place was the animated film THE QUEEN's CORGI with HK$ 3,436,537, in third place was the foreign film HOTEL MUMBAI. Another Hong Kong film P STORM (P FUNG BO) was in fourth place with HK$ 2,888,949 and reached HK$ 16,891,416 in total. In fifth place was the foreign film THE CURSE OF THE LLORONA with HK$ 2,341,970.

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