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The over 250 million RMB investment SAVING GENERAL YANG (JUNG LIT YEUNG GA JEUNG) is Raymond Wong Pak Ming produced, Ronny Yu Yun Tai directed and Stephen Tung Wai choreographed the action. Adam Cheng Siu Chau played the Song Dynasty general Yang Ye who led his seven sons including Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Yu Bo, Vic Chou Man Yu, Li Chen, Raymond Lam Fung, Wu Chun and Fu Xinbo. The film has already completed its production and is in the post production process. Editing will take place in Australia, scoring in Japan and 1,265 special effect scenes will be done in Korea. It is estimated for an early 2012 global release.
The film investor Pegasus set up a sales office at the Cannes Film Festival to display the film's latest highlight and trailer. The grandeur of the Yang family battle against the enemy was brought to life and won overseas buyers' praises. Director Yu Yun Tai said that this film was the coolest Chinese film in his life. He was very happy and touched as he hoped this film will be distributed globally.
Stepping into the second day of the Cannes Film Festival, SAVING GENERAL YANG has already sold distribution rights to three places, Disney in Taiwan, M Picture in Thailand and Icon Picture in Australia. Lam Fung was very excited to hear the news. He said that he always thought Disney would only focus on foreign films or animation, he did not expect them to recognize the filial piety, loyalty and honor that were the most important to Chinese people and for young viewers to understand the nucleus value of this tradition. If not for work he would like to promote the film in Cannes and take some time off as well.