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Power of Film Gala charity event took place last night. Attending guests included Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen Chin Tan and Cissy Wang, Karen Mok Man Wai, Josie Ho Chiu Yi, Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho) and his wife and Japanese singer Gackt. The always friendly Keanu stopped as soon as he arrived for everyone to take pictures. As he was able to leave, reporters asked him again for a few more and he complied. He even stopped to speak briefly with reporters. Speaking of his new film MAN OF TAI CHI, although it was shooting in Beijing but the snow has not hindered the production; as for whether it will shoot in Hong Kong, he still did not know yet. He met Yen Chi Tan for the first time and they chatted. He also praised Mok Man Wai as a good actress. Will he make a movie that will shoot in Hong Kong? He would like to, then the event dragged him away. Later reporters asked him to pose with Chi Tan, and they complied. Later Chi Tan even introduced his family to Keanu.
Recently Chi Tan and Vincent Zhao Wenzhou have diverged over their new film DUT SHU SUN FUN (SPECIAL IDENTITY) and began a war of words online. Yesterday Chi Tan through his assistant issued a solemn statement that clarified that he was not pulling the strings behind the scenes to force Zhao Wenzhou's resignation and reserved all rights to take legal action again various comments that Zhao Wenzhou has made. The statement pointed out that the DUT production on February 29 announced the termination of collaboration with Zhao Wenzhou, which was a decision that the investors made. Chi Tan did not force Zhao Wenzhou to leave. The statement also accused Zhao Wenzhou of twisting the reasons behind his resignation during interviews and pointed the arrows at him, promoting himself through slander against him. After the reports were published, his microblog was slammed with messages, the space that he, his family and fans shared was polluted and the account has already been frozen. The statement also pointed out five untrue comments that Zhao Wenzhou made during the interview, including "the dark hand behind the resignation, changing scripts without authorization, causing a production halt that cost over 10 million, revelations to the media". Because those accusations have already become defamation that damaged his 30 years of reputation and image in show business, he has decided to take legal action for justice for himself and reserved all rights to seek compensation.
Chi Tan last night said that he did not want to steal the spotlight, so he only wanted to make three comments. The untrue reports disappointed him very much; he even said that at first he cast Zhao Wenzhou despite many objections, then he tried his best to mediate and retain him. His mistake was he wanted to work with him; he also pointed out that Zhao Wenzhou twisted the truth and made it sound like real. Thus he would give the matter to the law. Would he "fight one on one" with him? Chi Tan said that everyone were adults and lately he was very busy. As for Zhao Wenzhou's character going to Andy On Chi Kit, Chi Tan said that the production was not affected but it had to be shot all over again. Will he work with Zhao Wenzhou again? Chi Tan said that he would not eliminate the possibility. Yesterday was Chi Tan's first meeting with Keanu. They even chatted but did not discuss kung fu. They only talked about work. Chi Tan said that during their chat Keanu moved around like he was practicing Tai Chi and had a very solid footing.
Ho Chiu Yi yesterday met Keanu for the second time. The first time was during her audition. Speaking of him choosing Mok Man Wai over her, she joked, "He doesn't know what he is missing. (Are you mad?) I was!" She revealed that earlier she worked on a foreign film with Mickey Rourke. Later she will invest in a commercial comedy with two Best Actors, but for now she was reluctant to reveal who they will be. Some said that this time two Best Actors are with her a Best Actress, she joked that she was "Spanish fly". Will she save Keanu Reeves a role? She said, "That's good too, get him to stand and walk around, just there like a wax figure!" Mok Man Wai currently is working on the film pre production and will not officially start work until April. She will stay in Beijing for several months. Because her husband is a Keanu fan, he will make time to visit the set; however she will not have many scenes with Keanu. She was not disappointed though because he was the director and would communicate more with actors.