Friday, August 26, 2011


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Emperor's 2012 heavyweight new film THE VIRAL FACTOR (YIK JIN) paired up Jay Chou (Chow Kit Lun) and Nicholas Tse Ting Fung in a film for the first time. Earlier in the Jordan short film, they personally performed many chase and gun fight scenes. In coordination with the Jordan location and tanks, fighter jets and battleships that were rarely seen in Hong Kong film, the film created a Hollywood action film feel that was new to Hong Kong's eyes and ears. Jay honestly said that the pressure was enormous during the shoot.

The Emperor hit films BEAST STALKER (JING YUN) and STOOL PIGEON (SIN YUN) director Dante Lam Chiu Yin directed new film THE VIRAL FACTOR cost HK$200 million. The locations even reached Jordan, Malaysia and China. After the Jordan trailer was released earlier, Jay's cool sunglasses look, Ting Fung's mysterious prisoner look and the film's many gun fights and explosion scenes led to many raves on the streets. Many left praised on YouTube and the cast and the crew did not feel their effort was wasted.

Jay honestly said that he had to handle a lot of gun fight and action scenes. Although the pressure was huge, he had quite a sense of satisfaction. He said, "The director put an effort into how every actor held the gun before the shoot. He wanted us to give the audience a professional impression. Finally every time I shot a scene with a gun, I asked workers with military experience on hand whether my posture was correct. I looked forward to seeing the entire VIRAL FACTOR very much."

Ting Fung with STOOL PIGEON won the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor. Working with Lam Chiu Yin again, he said, "THE VIRAL FACTOR's story was more crisp and clean with its positioning and pacing. I like my opening scene very much and appreciate very much such a thoughtful arrangement from Director Lam Chiu Yin."

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