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|Francis Ng, Charmaine Sheh and Nick Cheung refuse to reveal who is undercover in LINE WALKER|
|Darren Wang and Zhang Tianai will be in the science fiction film NOVOLAND|
|Jordan Chan as the most wanted gets to drive nice car, smoke cigar but Gordon Lam has is a knife|
|Masaharu Fukuyama will be in MANHUNT with Zhang Hanyu and Qi Wei|
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|Francis Ng, Charmaine Sheh, Nick Cheung|
|Simon Yam, Zhang Tianai, Darren Wang|
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Media Asia Film yesterday held a Hong Kong International Film and Television Market press conference with actors from three lands on both sides of the strait and many award winner filmmakers to announce the details and the collaborations of this and next year's film projects. Attending were boss Peter Lam Kin Ngok, actors Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Francis Ng Chun Yu, Charmaine Sheh Si Man, Jordan Chan Siu Chun, Gordon Lam ka Tung, Darren Wang, Vincent Zhao Wenzhou, Simon Yam Tat Wa, Zhang Tianai, Tommy Wong Kwong Leung and others.
Cheung Ka Fai, Ng Chun Yu and Ah Sheh shared their film LINE WALKER (SI TOH HUNG JEH)'s production experience. Ka Fai revealed that during the Lunar New Year he worked on location in Brazil. He planned on bringing the the Fish Prawn Crab dice game to have a little fun with the production team there, but as soon as he said it, it became Ka Fai will bring fresh seafood from Hong Kong. The crew even prepared a kitchen for him. Ka Fai did not know whether to laugh or cry from the misunderstanding. Ah Sheh and Chun Yu who did not get to go to Brazil joked, "If I was in Brazil I definitely would have hired a killer to kill Ka Fai, how can there be no food."
Director Man Wai Hung said that during the gun fight scene, shots rang out from another hill. Ka Fai was asked whether it was very dangerous, he said that the location was the slum. At the time the police escorted them from the hotel to the location. The two police cars after reaching the foot of the hill immediately stopped because the police could not enter. The team then was transferred to local security to be escorted to the location that had bullet holes on the wall. Reportedly they exchanged fire earlier, luckily when they were there nothing happened. Ka Fai even joked, "I don't know if because we paid enough protection money, we were able to safely work."
Ah Sheh said that last time on television she already went very far for her character, with comedy, family and love. This time she showed her action potential and almost died from fighting in every scene. Otherwise no one would show up to save herself. She even had injury make up for 1/3 of the time. This time she fought very valiantly. At the same time Ah Sheh had many car chases and even had to drive in a race. Ka Fai after learning that the action director was Chin Ka Lok jokingly yelled at him. "Are you kidding, I will file a complaint against him." Ah Sheh admitted that she fought very hard, but it was not Chin Ka Lok's fault. The story required it, but she fought nonstop. Luckily she did not bleed for real and she reminded herself to be careful.
Chun Yu in the film also had many gun fights. He said that tonight he will go out with the stunt team. Actually they were quite the gossip, but from them he learned how to protect himself. During the gun scenes they were very professional, but after the cameras were off they were housewives.
Darren Wang, Zhang Tianai, Simon Yam Tat Wa at the Entertainment Expo promoted their film NOVOLAND THE DREAM SPINNER (GAU CHU JUEN). Yam Tat Wa joked that in the film he was not from Earth, this film was not shot on Earth either but on Mars. "In this era they could be fantastic, having it all and more. I came from Mars." Darren Wang revealed that in the film he had many action scenes and hoped that he would not get hurt. Has his contract termination with former manager Angie Chai been resolved? His current manager immediately ran interference and asked reporters to ask about the film again. Darren Wang however said that it has been taken care of and he will focus on making a good film. This will be his first film after being freed. Will he have any kiss scene with Zhang Tianai in the film? He tried to avoid the subject. "We will spend a lot of time together, normally we would move our arms and legs around." Zhang Tianai said that she was very nervous to face a god like Darren Wang.
Jordan Chan Siu Chun and Gordon Lam Ka Tung promoted TRIVISA (SHU DAI CHIU FUNG). Ka Tung during the interview kept complaining about his role being very broke, with only one knife. On the other hand he saw fellow criminal Siu Chun driving a pretty car, smoking a cigar, using M16, they were drastically different. He said that producer Johnnie To Kei Fung really took care of Siu Chun. Siu Chun arrogantly said that he did not even have a single stunt, only a struggle scene. However Siu Chun admitted that the story was less than accurate. Ka Tung who made a living with only a knife was described as short but capable. He agreed, "That's right, Siu Chun is big but impotent, haha."
Vincent Zhao Wenzhou and Sammo Hung Kam Bo will work together on GOD OF WAR (JIN SUN CHIK GAI GUONG). Zhao Wenzhou will work with Big Brother Hung for the first time and thought that it will be very fun. They have met before but this time will be their first film together.
MANHUNT's Japanese hunk Masaharu Fukuyama was unable to attend but sent a video to show his support. He first introduced himself in Cantonese in the film and happily said that this time they will shoot in Osaka, a city that he really liked. He definitely will take care of the cast. He looked forward to working with Zhang Hanyu and John Woo (Ng Yu Sum) very much. Zhang had a presence and Woo motivated him very much during his Japanese location scouting.
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