Kenneth Bi’s (畢國智) new suspense thriller Control <控制> is set to hit cinemas across mainland China on November 22. The film stars Daniel Wu (吳彥祖), who is also involved as executive producer along with his good friend, Stephen Fung (馮德倫). A final trailer was released online on November 7.
Set in the future, Control tells the story of Mark (Daniel Wu), whose fate is increasingly controlled by a mysterious person. Mark’s life spirals downward when he receives a haunting phone call from a mysterious caller, “You are only nine minutes from your own ruin.” Afterwards, Marks finds himself being manipulated into perjury, a bank robbery, and various evil deeds. As his life collapses before him, will Mark able to expose the mysterious person’s true identity and break away from the his/her control in time?
According to sources, the blueprint of Control is based on an American suspense novel. Director Bi immediately purchased the rights to adapt the novel after reading the story and wrote the film’s script himself.
The film also carries a star ensemble from Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan, including Yao Chen (姚晨), Simon Yam (任達華), Leon Dai (戴立忍), Shao Bing (邵兵), and Ady An (安以軒).
After attending to Control’s promotional events, Daniel will take a temporary hiatus to dedicate time to his family and five-month old daughter.
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Making of “Control”
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This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.