Sammy Sum on Working with Chow Yun Fat

By on August 19, 2013 in Movies


Currently filming Wong Jing’s (王晶) new movie, From Vegas to Macau <賭城風雲>, Sammy Sum (沈振軒) revealed an interesting tidbit about his costar, Chow Yun Fat (周潤發).

“He really likes to chat, and he really likes to self-cam. When others want to take a photo with him, he would hold the camera himself, and he does. He does the self-cam. It’s good.”

From Vegas to Macau, directed by Wong Jing and co-produced by TVB and Mega-Vision Pictures, is the fourth installment of the God of Gambler <賭神> film series. Chow Yun Fan reprises his role as the gambling god, Ko Chun. The film will is slated for a 2014 Lunar New Year release.

In the comedy film, Sammy will star as Chow Yun Fat’s apprentice. Sammy revealed, “Most of my scenes are with Fat Gor. I am very lucky. Fortunately, I haven’t had any outtakes so far! Andrew Lau (劉偉強) really knows what he wants, so [the filming] was done rather quickly.”

From Vegas to Macau also stars Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒), Chapman To (杜汶澤), Benz Hui(許紹雄), Max Zhang (张晋), and Kimmy Tong (童菲).


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8 comments to Sammy Sum on Working with Chow Yun Fat

  1. pandamao says:

    he indeed is very lucky!!!!

    i wish Stephen Chow, Andy Lau, Ng Man Tat and Heung Wah Keung (one of the triad brothers as Long 5) can reprise their roles as well!

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  2. Meini says:

    I’d tap that

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  3. Panzer says:

    Ugh, they are turning it into a comedy? Let Stepehen Chow have the comedy version and keep CYF’s version action/drama.
    I haven’t seen Wong Jing make a decent film in years and I shudder to think what he will end the series with. I’m scared to watch it now.

    Also, unless the film has 2 directors, the article lists both Wong Jing and Andrew Lau as directing it. Translation error?

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    • jayne replied:

      Andrew Lau is the film’s producer.

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    • llwy12 replied:

      @Panzer: Wong Jing is the executive producer (the ‘big boss’ who actually forks out money to film and also calls all the shots) and Andrew Lau is the producer / director (the guy who does all the ‘nitty gritty’ filming work). It’s not a translation error, it’s just that most people don’t make the distinction because it’s sort of already known that’s how things work in the film industry.

      In terms of the film itself — I love Chow Yun Fat as well, but I’m also a bit scared to watch it because of the comedy piece and also Wong Jing’s not-so-good track record the last couple years.

      I actually wasn’t too fond of all those Stephen Chow comedic spinoffs of the God of Gamblers franchise, so definitely hope this isn’t going to be similar to those.

      The original GOG was the best of course and the sequel wasn’t bad either, though that one (the sequel) was already a bit of a ‘stretch’ in terms of storyline; not sure about the 3rd one (depends on which one they are counting as the 3rd installment — if it’s the ‘prequel’ one with Leon Lai and Anita Yuen, then it wasn’t bad, though there were some inconsistencies in the storyline).

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      • pandamao replied:

        Prequel – Leon Lai and Anita Yuen. The casting was really good and I actually enjoyed the movie. My problem was on the inconsistencies as well.

        Original – Loved. Though it was serious, there was a strong comedic element in the dialect.

        Sequel – Chow Yun Fat, Chingmy Yau, Jacqueline Ng. It was pretty horrible. I know they tried to make it funny with the addition of Law Ka Ying and Tony Leung Ka Fei but wow … pretty much a disaster ..

        Never heard of anyone not liking the spinoffs from Stephen Chow. You are alone on this. I love it so much that I’m still watching the movie every now and then to reminisce

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      • llwy12 replied:

        @pandamao: Have to agree that the prequel was way more enjoyable than the sequel (even with all the inconsistencies in the plot). To me, the sequel tried too hard to mimic the original (the plot was essentially the same as the first one, except the situations and characters/artists were different). Though I didn’t feel the sequel was a complete disaster, it definitely didn’t live up to the standard that the original had set (by the time the sequel was made, it was obvious that Wong Jing had already lost his touch…).

        LOL…yes, I’m definitely in the minority when it comes to Stephen Chow. I’ve actually never been a fan of his comedic style and felt that most of his movies went too overboard with the whole ‘mo lei tou’ thing (including his GOG spinoffs). I actually prefer Stephen’s comedic works back during his TVB days…

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      • pandamao replied:

        For me, Wong Jing still had his touch in the prequel. Noteworthy skills showcased in the prequel:

        1. casting. Jordan Chan, Leon Lai, Francis Ng, Tat Ming were spot on.
        2. dialog. Jordan Chan and his cursing – too funny!
        3. relationship. I enjoyed the strong bond b/w Leon Lai and Jordan Chan. They didn’t have an elaborate discussion on how they became friends, just simply – “we clicked”
        4. love storyline – minimal focus on it which is always admirable since directors rarely deviate from a full blown relationship line

        .. but of course, now that i think of it, there were plenty of flaws in the prequel.

        Still – wong jing was still above average in my books w/ the prequel.

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