Louis Koo, Chilam, Ada Choi Thrilled Over “S Storm” Box Office Success

By on October 4, 2016 in Movies, NEWS, TV Dramas

Louis Koo, Chilam, Ada Choi Thrilled Over “S Storm” Box Office Success

Pegasus Entertainment’s S Storm <S風暴> debuted to financial success when it hit cinemas in Hong Kong, Macau, and Mainland China on September 19. Since its debut, the crime film has grossed a total of $250 million HKD in those three regions, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of September.

S Storm, sequel to 2014’s Z Storm, sees the return of Louis Koo (古天樂) as William Luk, a high-ranking ICAC officer who teams up with senior inspector Lau, portrayed by Julian Chilam Cheung (張智霖), to investigate an illegal sports gambling ring. The film also stars Vic Chou (周渝民), Ada Choi (蔡少芬), and Bowie Lam (林保怡).

Chilam Wants to Play a Vegetative Patient

“Congratulations to our boss Raymond Wong Pak-ming (黃百鳴),” said Chilam, on the box office success of S Storm. Asking if he would be getting a bonus in his earnings, Chilam said, “We didn’t talk about that.” (Will you request for a bonus in your next film?) “We do get bonuses for some films, but not for this one.” (Would you like to add this detail in your next contract?) “Of course! The more the better!”

chilam-s-storm-promoAsking if he would be interested in filming another movie in the Storm franchise, Chilam said, “I died in this film, but the death was open-ended. Let’s see how the director and writers play out my character. I’d be interested, but it really depends on the story.” (What about a prequel?) “This is already considered a prequel.” (A pre-prequel?) “I don’t mind playing a vegetative patient in the sequel. Even better if I get bonuses for the role, but this job is too good to be true!”

However, even if a third movie is in store, Chilam doubts he’d have time to shoot it. “My schedule is full until the second half of next year. I’ll also be doing a new reality show with my wife [Anita Yuen 袁詠儀].”

Louis Koo said, “I heard Raymond Wong really wants a third film. I think he’ll invite the original cast back.” (But Chilam died in the movie.) “It was an open ending.” (Maybe he’ll come back to life?) “It’s a also possible that it’s just going to be a new story.” (Will you consider investing in the third film?) “I’ll just reprise my role in the last two films.”

Ada Choi Confirms Return to TVB, Reunites with “Threshold” Costars

Ada Choi, who stars in S Storm as Louis’s ICAC coworker, said S Storm is the highest-grossing film of her career, and is honored to be able to take part in the project. Ada shared that her next project will be TVB’s Inbound Troubles 3 <老表3>, produced by Wong Cho-lam (王祖藍). It will be Ada’s first TVB drama since 2013’s Beauty at War <金枝慾孽貳>.

“It’s confirmed,” said Ada. “Filming will start in November, and will probably last until January. I can’t reveal too much about my character, but I will be working with Roger Kwok (郭晉安).”

ada-choi-s-storm-promoAda’s role was originally meant for Joey Meng (萬綺雯), who starred alongside Roger and Cho-lam in the last two Inbound installments. However, Joey turned down Inbound 3 due to other work commitments.

“I am replacing her,” said Ada. “But I don’t mind that. As long we’re all having a good time.”

Ada says it has been over fifteen years since her last collaboration with Roger. “Our last collaboration was At the Threshold of an Era <創世紀>. In fact, I got to work with a lot of my Threshold costars this year! Threshold was also my last collaboration with Louis. This year has been a mini reunion. I feel like I’ve gone back in time.”

Acknowledging TVB’s low salary package, Ada admitted that she won’t get a pay raise for Inbound 3. “I have an old contract, and I honor it. I will have no more debts to pay after this one.”

Source: Oriental Daily (1, 2, 3)

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

13 comments to Louis Koo, Chilam, Ada Choi Thrilled Over “S Storm” Box Office Success

  1. Profile photo of yummiki24 yummiki24 says:

    “I have an old contract, and I honor it. I will have no more debts to pay after this one.”

    As a joke, does she mean that the pay is enough to pay her debts or she has an old contract, and after this series she wont be returning 🙁 lol

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    • Profile photo of 1nit 1nit replied:

      @yummiki24

      I think she means that after this drama her current contract with TVB will be fulfilled. She might not come back anymore. But she can always sign another contract in the future with higher pay.

      I remember reading somewhere that Louis still owe TVB 1 drama. Is this true?

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      • Profile photo of renn renn replied:

        @1nit Yep. Louis Koo still owes TVB 20 episodes.

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      • Profile photo of tiffany tiffany replied:

        @1nit Yes. But TVB can’t pressure him to film for them lol

        Ada will fulfill her commitment with TVB. I doubt she will sign another contract. Probably will come back depending on the script.

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  2. Profile photo of jimmyszeto jimmyszeto says:

    Ada took up starring roles in Fly With Me and Beauty at War but rejected Short End of the Stick and Ghost of Relativity. Now she is coming back for another piece of rubbish ‘Inbound Troubles 3’. She really poor at choosing scripts.

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    • Profile photo of tiffany tiffany replied:

      @jimmyszeto She filled in for Gigi with Fly With Me. BAW was because she missed out on the success of WAB. Who would have thought BAW flopped? lol She also pulled out of Ghost due to her religion.

      I would rather watch a new drama with Roger and Ada. Hopefully, IB3 will not disappoint.

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      • Profile photo of jimmyszeto jimmyszeto replied:

        @tiffany
        Not a great recent record. Flopped in series she starred in but the ones she rejected were hits. Not excited of another inbound troubles but a reunion with Roger Kwok is definitely positive. Liked them in At the threshold of an Era.

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      • Profile photo of 1nit 1nit replied:

        @jimmyszeto

        Was short end of the stick and Ghost of relativity a success?

        I havent watched GoR but SEotS didnt interest me much. Im different to most people here I like Inbound Trouble 2 just didnt like WCL character. I thought his character was silly and can be excluded.

        I like how they mock things in Inbound Trouble 1 and 2. So looking forward to number 3.

        Happy that ada is back. But would prefer 2 have Joey Meng as lead bcoz it is not Inbound Trouble anymore without her. Should do a swap with Joey in Dead Wrong.

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      • Profile photo of jimmyszeto jimmyszeto replied:

        @1nit
        Yeh one was highest rating of last year and the other is one of the highest this year. Both have been critical successes too. I think Inbound Troubles 2 hugely disappointed due to turning its focus away from the sensitive Hong Kong issues which were wonderfully included in the original. The sequel was more of a slapstick comedy. I agree that Joey Meng is difficult to replace but the best choice that TVB has provided as replacement is definitely Ada. Probably helps that Wing Cho Lam and Ada are both church goers and there won’t likely be last minute pull out like in previous castings.

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  3. Profile photo of siro112233 siro112233 says:

    Ada is a perfect actrice. Ancient, modern. Doesn’t matter. In Ancient as Yan fuk in where the legend begins. In modern drama at the Threshold of an Era and ofcourse to catch the uncatchable. Great chemistry with Dayo!!
    Maybe WCL can cast some junior actriceses so Ada can help them and learn them how to act.
    I prefer
    Jacquelin Wong
    Becky Lee
    Kelly fu

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  4. Profile photo of went went says:

    Man, I am still crushing on Louis Koo. How old is he now? haha lol….Look at that smile, chocolcate color or whatever he is still as hot and cute as ever. haha

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  5. Profile photo of hannah hannah says:

    def gonna miss Joey Meng but can’t wait to see Roger and Ada. i do like the 1st 2 inbound trouble , just not a fan of WCL .

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  6. Profile photo of asian2015 asian2015 says:

    I think Ada and Louis pant looked a bit funny.

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