Despite losing out on the Best Actor Award at this year’s TVB Anniversary Awards, Chilam Cheung (張智霖) will still return for the film adaptation of Triumph in the Skies <衝上雲霄>. It has also been confirmed that the original male lead Francis Ng (吳鎮宇) and well-known film actor Louis Koo (古天樂) will both star as pilots in the movie. However, Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) and Fala Chen (陳法拉) may not reprise their roles.
After signing with China 3D Digital Entertainment in July, 42-year-old Chilam experienced a new surge in popularity after featuring as “Captain Cool” in this summer’s Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄II>. Due to the success of the television drama, Shaw Brothers Studios began preparing for a film adaptation, with the hopes that the original cast would sign on.
Since Chilam lost the TV King position to Dayo Wong (黃子華), some fans feared that he would no longer be willing to accommodate TVB’s requests and thus refuse to appear in the Triumph movie. However, Stephen Shiu, Jr. (蕭定一), the CEO of China 3D Digital Entertainment, assured them that Chilam would reprise his role.
Shiu said, “Chilam will definitely film the movie version of Triumph in the Skies. Our relationship with TVB has always been good, and we will not become enemies due to this matter.”
Francis Ng will also return, having negotiated a satisfactory salary with the producers, and Louis Koo will reportedly be one of the stars as well.
However, Myolie Wu will likely not appear in the film version, citing scheduling conflicts. Original female lead Fala Chen is also allegedly out, thanks to her vicious argument with the filming crew after she arrived late to the set at the beginning of the year. Shaw Brothers Studios are reportedly in discussions with Taiwanese model/actress Chiling Lin (林志玲) and mainland Chinese actress Gao Yuanyuan (高圓圓).
Source: Face Magazine via ihktv.com
This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.