DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (DIK YUN KIT ji TUNG TIN DAI GOK) was the only Chinese film to compete in this year's Venice Film Festival and will premiere there as well. Just the cost of the promotional trip was astronomical. Playing Wu Zetian, Carina Lau Ka Ling has decided to attend and appear on the red carpet with director Tsui Hark, Andy Lau Tak Wa, Li Bingbing and Deng Chao at the film festival.
After Ka Ling's Wu Zetian look was unveiled, the audience was in awe. Not only did viewers praise her professionalism but also said that her look was full of modern feel, dominating yet femininely gentle. Thus Huayi Brothers even transported Wu Zetian's Imperial Dragon robe to Venice for display so viewers from around the world could have a glimpse at how the costume that was priceless with the labor cost alone glitter. Reportedly, the director has always seen this dragon robe as a collectible item. The film company bought very heavy insurance on its transport to Venice to ensure that the director's treasure would not be damaged at all.
In addition, the team will organize a Tang Dynasty Dream event at Hotel Excelsior. The film's elegant and colorful Great Tang era will return in Venice and take the guest on a journey of time and space. The venue will erect Dee style secret symbol banner, with two unique Tang Dynasty symbol in dark black and deep red, to welcome guests.
The film also officially unveiled a new poster. This film poster's theme was the most important set "ghost city". On one hand it showed Wu Zetian's majesty and how she controlled the entire case behind the scene; on the other four leads held their own weapons on a boat as they prepared to head toward the dangers of ghost city.