|Louis Koo changes the company's fengshui scheme for better luck
|Louis Koo's movie BACK TO THE PAST would reportedly be released this year
courtesy of mingpao.com
The Hong Kong film industry last year faced a lot of difficulties, especially its trend in the mainland market has shown more and more exhaustion. Best Actor Nick Cheung Ka Fai earlier lamented bout the current film market. "The current film industry seems to have fallen into a very cold, very unstable climate. We have worked in film for our whole life, under this atmosphere we can only do our best. The current changes seem to be unprecedented." Another Best Actor Gordon Lam Ka Tung also said that starting a film production would not be easy, in the past some films did not perform as expected. Perhaps the industry would have to discuss with the government how to receive even more support. Even the friendly Best Actor Chow Yun Fat once said that his film ONE MORE CHANCE (BIT GIU NGOR "DOH SUN") would have a chance to be his last. Originally scheduled to start production early in the year, SHOCK WAVE 3 (CHAK DAN JUEN GA 3) has also postponed its production start to early next year. One could imagine how dangerous a situation the film industry is in.
Film company boss and actor Louis Koo Tin Lok saw the less than positive climate in the mainland for Hong Kong films retreated and rested. With many major films on hand, he chose not to make any move last year. Even the big company spring banquets of the past would reportedly not take part this year. However, always passionate about film and full of determination, how could he lay low for long? He cut expenses in order to go even further. Reportedly his science fiction costume film BACK TO THE PAST (CHUM CHUN GEI) would be released this year. Because this subject has been rarely seen in Hong Kong films in recent years, it would have hope to make a killing! In addition, a firm believer in metaphysics, he changed the fengshui scheme at the company door from "one horse eight dragon" to "three horses eight dragon" in hopes of strengthen his luck!
Recently caught praying at the Erawan Shrine in Thailand, he still remembered to do something for his colleagues. Seeing the Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai) and Gordon Lam Ka Tung starred film ROB N ROLL (LUM SI GIP ONG) was in release in the mainland and Hong Kong, he shot a video to help promote the film recently. Currently overseas, he excitedly said that he would have to celebrate for the film. Sitting alone in a Chinese restaurant, he joked, "I just happened to watch ROB N ROLL with foreign friends, it's great! Now we are celebrating for him, celebrating by myself!" He then performed a "solo celebration" and thoroughly displayed his humorous side.