Finds ‘plump’ se­duc­tress in Gong Li

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

king Sun Wukong is played by Hong Kong star Aaron Kwok and ac­tor Feng Shaofeng plays Xuan­zang.

“When peo­ple thought Aaron and I were dis­cussing the script, we were ac­tu­ally talk­ing about Aaron’s su­per rac­ers col­lected over the years,” Feng says of the bond the two ac­tors share.

Zhu Ba­jie is played by the fa­mous co­me­dian Xiaoshenyang, who says that he was ini­tially wor­ried about por­tray­ing the leg­endary character.

“Nev­er­the­less I de­cided to go over­board and chal­lenge the character as well as my­self. It takes all of us almost 10 hours on makeup ever day, but all the ef­fort has paid back.”

Di­rected by Hong Kong di­rec­tor Cheang Pou-soi, Mon­key King 2 is in pro­duc­tion at Wuxi Stu­dios. The 3-D epic movie’s crew con­sists of an in­ter­na­tional pro­duc­tion team and uses the ad­vanced Cameron Pace Group’s 3-D cam­eras, rarely adopted for film shoots in Asia.

Based on the spe­cial ef­fects of the pre­vi­ous movie, Tian doubts if peo­ple can ex­pect much im­prove­ment in the re­cent fu­ture.

“Fan­tasy movies in China are ‘pseud­o­fan­tasy’. To keep all the film stars pre­sentable, they can­not break through the tech­ni­cal bot­tle­neck,” Tian adds.

On the other hand, Filmko En­ter­tain­ment CEO Wang Haifeng prom­ises: “We did have prob­lems in Mon­key King 1. This time the 11 pro­duc­ing com­pa­nies and 800 staff will def­i­nitely work on im­prov­ing the pro­duc­tion.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.