JayneStars.com logo
 

Donnie Yen’s “The Iceman Cometh 3D” Soars to $200 Million Production Costs

By on March 9, 2013

Donnie Yen’s “The Iceman Cometh 3D” Soars to $200 Million Production Costs thumbnail

Directed by Law Wing Cheong <羅永昌>, Donnie Yen’s (甄子丹) The Iceman Cometh 3D < 3D冰封俠> is currently shooting in Hong Kong. Starring Donnie Yen, Wang Baoqiang (王宝强), Eva Huang (黄圣依), and Simon Yam (任達華), The Iceman Cometh 3D is a loose adaptation of Yuen Biao’s (元彪) 1989 film of the same name. The action-packed flick centers around two Ming Dynasty guards who time travel to modern day Hong Kong.

Because the film is shooting at a snail’s pace, the film’s production budget went up from $100 million HKD to $200 million HKD. Despite having to invest on absurdly expensive technology to complement the film’s 3D cameras, the film’s producers expressed that they would rather sacrifice time over quality.

The production companies also spent another $100 million HKD to cover the film crew’s insurance. The Vice Chairman of Zhongmeng Century Media stated, “Quality is important, but our actors and crew will always be number one in the list. The actors are very professional, and many of them do not require stunt doubles. That is why we decided to add more to their insurance so the actors can work more at ease.”

Starring cast member Donnie Yen, who also serves as the film’s action choreographer, admitted that The Iceman Cometh 3D has been one of his most stressful projects in recent years. However, the Ip Man star pointed out that it is not his hectic work schedule that is giving him sleepless nights. “I take quality very seriously. I hope to provide a perfect film for the audiences to enjoy. If I was just an actor, it would not be necessary for me to appear in every shoot. Because I am both an actor and an action director, I have to be on set every time to guide others. This film is shot in 3D and every minute detail cannot be overlooked.”

Donnie added that while he feels the pressure, he has been enjoying his work. “It has been a smooth collaboration. The crew is very professional, and we get along very well. The atmosphere is great.”

Starring alongside Donnie is mainland actor Wang Baoqiang, best known for box office success, Lost in Thailand <人再囧途之泰囧>.

“I am a huge fan of Donnie. I am so happy to have the chance to work with him. It’s a dream come true!” gushed Baoqiang.

Born in Nanhe County, Hebei, Baoqiang is well-known for his rags-to-riches story in the mainland film industry. Wanting to be a martial arts film star, Baoqiang traveled to a Shaolin monastery at a young age to learn kung fu. Baoqiang never had the chance to fully flaunt his martial arts skills until The Iceman Cometh 3D.

“Donnie has choreographed a special skill for me to perform in the film,” said Baoqiang. “I am working hard on it.”

Baoqiang is thankful for Donnie’s patience in teaching him the skill, and the two actors get along really well.

“In the past, I thought if you had a kung fu background, you would be able to film a kung fu movie. It was not until now when I realized that knowing kung fu does not mean you will film a good kung fu movie. Donnie is very serious when he choreographs. Every small movement is deliberately arranged. The choreography is fascinating and beautiful to look at. I have grown quite a bit since collaborating with him. I am very thankful.”

There is currently no news on whether or not the release for The Iceman Cometh 3D will be pushed back from its originally announced late 2013 release.

Source: QQ.com, QQ.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

JayneStars Media LLC reserves all copyrights. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. By using the JayneStars website, you accept and agree to our Terms and Conditions of Use.

Tags: , , ,


Related Articles

  • Donnie Yen’s "The Iceman Cometh 3D" to Be Introduced at Cannes Film Festival(8)
  • Donnie Yen Suffers Cramps After “Bed” Scene in "The Iceman Cometh 3D" (24)
  • “The Iceman Cometh 3D” Lacks Support from Hong Kong Government(10)
  • Donnie Yen's "The Iceman Cometh 3D" Filming at a Snail's Pace(6)
  • Donnie Yen Stars in "The Iceman Cometh 3D"(6)
  • Donnie Yen’s “Iceman 3D” Criticized for Unrealistic Characters and Weak Ending(15)
  • Donnie Yen Celebrates 50th Birthday(8)
  • Donnie Yen and Charlie Yeung Shoot “Last of the Best” (0)
  • “Iceman 3D” First Teaser Trailer Released(7)
  • “SPL 2” Holds Press Conference(7)

  • Readers' Comments (9)

    1. EkinFan says:

      watch it bomb

      • stephchow says:

        agree this guy is not an actor

      • dd says:

        Donnie, I like you, but what the hell are you thinking?

      • Little fishy says:

        Yea, I think it will bomb, but u never know, it seem the mainland viewers are not that picky o.0 don’t like Donnie either, I don’t think he’s a good actor in any sense, he can do martial art stuff, but emotional wise, he’s quite boring, seen 2 movies of him, where his facial expression and characters delivering we’re weak and the same in both

        • DooK says:

          You should check out Wu Xia. He definitely showed great improvement there.

        • stephchow says:

          dude look at that emotion in the picture, this movie is gonna be a masterpiece. HK film award best actor. but yea he pretty much is useless besides martial arts and he sucked in wu xia too, it was all takeshi.

        • DooK says:

          Your sarcasm isn’t impressive, sorry. Besides, this is the trademark stare (one that Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung all have) during an action scene (duh!) which I’m sure won’t be present for the rest of the movie.

          If Donnie sucked in Wu Xia, please do elaborate more on why his performance was bad. Cause “he pretty much is useless besides martial arts” is just lazy stereotyping of someone disliked. As for Takeshi, you’re obviously d**kriding him lol.

    2. DooK says:

      I would rather take quality over time. But knowing that Hong Kong productions always go this way, I have faith in the film crew.

    3. milktea says:

      Don’t look like any worth watching. After all, Donnie is not in my must watch actor list.

    Readers are no longer able to comment on this old article.

  • Follow JayneStars

  • JayneStars News Subscription


    Never miss any of JayneStars' hottest entertainment news!

    Subscribe to our free list to receive daily news headlines, sent straight to your e-mail account!

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Most Popular Articles in 7 Days

  • Latest Headlines

    Sire Ma Admits She Filmed More Sexy Videos thumbnail

    Sire Ma Admits She Filmed More Sexy Videos

    (7 Comments)
    Sire Ma Exposes Herself in Steamy Lingerie Video Clip thumbnail

    Sire Ma Exposes Herself in Steamy Lingerie Video Clip

    (63 Comments)
    Kevin Cheng and Ruco Chan Face Off in “Eye in the Sky” thumbnail

    Kevin Cheng and Ruco Chan Face Off in “Eye in the Sky”

    (18 Comments)
    Anthony Wong Admits Altering Dialogue in “Lord of Shanghai” thumbnail

    Anthony Wong Admits Altering Dialogue in “Lord of Shanghai”

    (16 Comments)
    Aaron Kwok Doesn’t Fear Flying Despite Tragic Fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 thumbnail

    Aaron Kwok Doesn’t Fear Flying Despite Tragic Fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

    (9 Comments)
    Oxide Pang Goes to Massage Parlor to Relieve Stress thumbnail

    Oxide Pang Goes to Massage Parlor to Relieve Stress

    (19 Comments)
    Roger Kwok Praises “Black Heart White Soul” as a Rare Masterpiece thumbnail

    Roger Kwok Praises “Black Heart White Soul” as a Rare Masterpiece

    (49 Comments)
    Tang Wei Appears Bloated and Pregnant thumbnail

    Tang Wei Appears Bloated and Pregnant

    (35 Comments)
    Kenneth Ma Admits Having Feelings For Selena Li thumbnail

    Kenneth Ma Admits Having Feelings For Selena Li

    (40 Comments)
    Edwin Siu and Priscilla Wong Vacation in Malaysia thumbnail

    Edwin Siu and Priscilla Wong Vacation in Malaysia

    (38 Comments)

    Latest 500 Comments

    Click here to see the latest 500 comments from our readers.



    Submit a News Tip:

    If you have a hot or breaking news story you would like to see published on JayneStars.com, please submit a news link.

    About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy

    COPYRIGHT © 2013 JayneStars Media LLC.  All rights reserved.