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As the novel coronavirus persisted, the Hong Kong cinemas would extend their closure until January 27th. The film release schedule has been chaotic as many blockbusters waited to open. Already opened in the Mainland, movies like SHOCK WAVE 2, BREAK OUT BROTHERS insisted on opening as soon as cinemas would open up again. They could "transform" into Lunar New Year films at any moment!
SHOCK 2's released has been delayed again and again. Its film company Universe's boss Daneil Lam Siu Ming said, "We are helpless due to the pandemic, but whenever cinemas would open the movie would open. Right now cinema would remain close for another week. If they would open up again we would have two weeks before the Lunar New Year, the movie would be out until then."
The same went for BREAKOUT BROTHERS, which also turned its promotional posters into the "Lunar New Year version". Ultimately the release on such a hot schedule would have certain pressure. Producer Edmond Wong Chi Wun however was confident in the film.