Andy Lau Tak Wa faced pressure from everywhere because he hid his marriage to Chu Lai Sin. Although he was famous for being a work-a-holic, every year he would take September, his birth month, off to rest and celebrate. This year he made room in September for Johnnie To Kei Fung's Lunar New Year film. Including the earlier completed MEI LOI GAING CHAT (FUTURE POLICE) Wa Jai originally had two Lunar New Year films. However, Wa Jai and Ah To's collaborated needed to be postponed indefinitely.
Media Asia's John Chong Ching yesterday honestly said that the film was postponed. "It's due to a scheduling conflict. The female lead had to perform a concert and Mainland actor's scheduled were in conflict. (Does it have anything to do with Wa Jai's image?) No, his marriage is his personal affair. It wouldn't affect his movies. (Internet users criticize him brutally everyday!) The internet has always been extreme!" To Kei Fung also through his assistant expressed that it had nothing to do with Wa Jai and supported him fully.
Wa Jai's two other new films, NEW SHAOLIN TEMPLE and the already completed DETECTIVE DEE, will not be affected. NEW director Benny Chan Muk Sing supported Wa Jai. "Wa Jai's recent news won't affect our production plan. Everything will go according to plan as the production will start at the end of the year. Actually Wa Jai as a public figure has his reasons for hiding his private life." DEE's producer Shi Nansun expressed, "The film is now in post production with no release date set. Wa Jai's news has no impact. When the film is done with post production it will be scheduled for release."
Reportedly Wai Jai will work on a romantic film that will shoot in Greece. The film's director Jingle Ma Chor Sing said, "The cast has not been set, the film company will decide. (How do you feel about Wa Jai's recent news?) Artist's personal life has nothing to do with work. Wa Jai is a good actor."
Projected Lunar New Year films:
Can: MEI LOI GAING CHAT
Lit: Future Police
Cast: Andy Lau Tak Wa, Barbie Hsu (Tsui Hei WOon), Mike Ho (Hor Kwun Cheung), Fan Bingbing
Director: Wong Jing
ALL'S WELL ENDS WELL TOO 2010
Can: Fa Tin Hei Si 2010
Cast: Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Louis Koo Tin Lok
Director: Vincent Kuk Tak Siu
Can: YUET GUONG BO HUP
Lit: Exceeding Light Treasure Box
Cast: Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Gigi Leung WIng Kei, Stephy Tang Lai Yun, Alex Fong Lik Sun
Director: Jeff Lau Chun Wai