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|Choi Si-Won, Eddie Peng, Shawn Dou|
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The Emperor Motion Picture TO THE FORE (POR FUNG) will open August 6th. This film starred many hunks like Eddie Peng Yu-Yan, Choi Si-Won, Shawn Dou Xiao, Carlos Chan Ka Lok and others and its investment reached HK$ 100 million. The film shot on location around the world, including a snowy mountain in Italy, Busan, Korea, Tengger Desert, Shanghai Outer Bund, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Tengger Desert is China's fourth largest desert. Peng Yu-Yan led a group of cyclists on the desert highway. The temperature dropped during the shoot, the team put down jackets. Yet Peng Yu-Yan, Choi Si-Won only wore flimsy racing clothing and had to keep biking to keep warm. Peng Yu-Yan stated that he fell under the spell of the desert beauty. "Truly the most memorable was the Tengger Desert, which was a lot of fun. In addition the desert truly was very beautiful. In this life, I was able to play a character who rode a bicycle in the desert. No matter how difficult it was it was worth it! I am truly very lucky, I have no regret in this life!"
Early in the TO THE FORE shoot, director Dante Lam Chiu Yin once daringly hoped to shoot a thousand people bicycle race with roadblocks in the main arteries of either Taipei, Kaohsiung or Hong Kong. The production after coordination from many finally was able to receive a 13 kilometer roadblock in Kaohsiung. 20 cameras and a helicopter shot at the same time. Taiwan's mesmerizing scenery was captured in all its glory. Actors like Peng Yu-Yan and others participated in the thousand people bicycle race.
Aside from the desert and Kaohsiung, the actors went to shoot in many places, including the "SPO1 PARK" Velodrome in Busan, Korea and the ringed highways under the Italian Alps. Shawn Dou Xiao excitedly revealed that he once saw a double rainbow in Italy, which was very memorable for him.