Fala Chen Films Horror Movie With Gordon Lam
Although promoted to fadan status merely five years since after joining TVB, Fala Chen (陳法拉) has confirmed that she will not be renewing her management contract with TVB. Though she cited her plan to head to New York to further her studies, some speculated that she may be heading to China for better pay and a more relaxed work schedule while others surmised she may be jumping ship to join Ricky Wong’s ( 王維基) HKTV station. In reality, Fala has chosen to focus on the film industry and is currently busy filming new horror movie, Tales from the Dark < 李碧華鬼魅系列>.
Just before dawn yesterday, Fala appeared at Sheung Wan to start filming for the movie. With her hair flowing freely around her shoulders, Fala seemed to be playing the part of a possessed woman. With her almost bare face and lifeless eyes, she wandered around the streets aimlessly before proceeding into a grocery shop. After choosing a long time, she finally walked out of the shop with a large pillow. In between filming, Fala listened intently to director Gordan Chan’s (陳嘉上) instructions, casting aside her fadan affectations.
While Fala’s spokesperson told the press that she wants to focus on filming movies and will let the movie company handle all interviews, Gordon Lam (林家棟), Fala’s co-star in the movie shared, “The movie is a challenge for her and me because both of us have to express two extreme kinds of emotions. I feel not only is Fala able to do it, she will do it well.”
Two-part Horror Film
Movie Addict Productions is a new film production company that will act as a platform for nurturing new Hong Kong talent. One of its investors include Cold War’s <寒戰> producer, Mathew Tang (鄧漢強). For its debut production, Movie Addict Productions will partner with Edko Films to produce a two-part horror Tales from the Dark comprising of six segments adapted from stories written by best-selling Hong Kong author Lilian Lee. Five parts will respectively be directed by established directors such as Gordon Chan, Fruit Chan (陳果), Lawrence Lau (劉國昌), Teddy Robin (泰迪羅賓) and Lee Chi Ngai (李志毅). Simon Yam (任達華) who will make his directorial debut, will direct one of the segments.
Aside from Fala, the cast includes Kelly Chen (陳慧琳), Tony Leung Ka Fai (梁家輝), Maggie Shiu (邵美琪), and Dada Chen (陳靜). The two parts of the movie are scheduled to be released on July 4 and August 1, to coincide with the Chinese Hungry Ghost month.
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.