The viewership ratings for HKTV drama The Election <選戰> were not stellar. However, the series’ loyal cult following and the popularity boost of Gregory Wong (王宗堯) was enough to convince China 3D Digital Entertainment to greenlight a film version.
The Election stars Angelica Lee (李心潔) and Liu Kai Chi (廖啟智) as candidates for the 2022 Hong Kong Chief Executive election. Gregory Wong stars as Angelica’s confidant and loyal supporter. Though the drama created a lot of buzz when it was first announced to be the opening drama for HKTV in November 2014, its viewership ratings fell after its premiere. Nonetheless, The Election boosted Gregory Wong to stardom, who has struggled to make a name for himself in the past 11 years.
Sources say that China 3D Digital Entertainment, which manages Gregory as well as other major film stars including Chilam Cheung (張智霖) and Chrissie Chau (周秀娜), is interested in making a movie version of the series to promote Gregory. Currently in its brainstorming stage, it has been said that China 3D Digital plans to make Gregory’s role, Cheung Gwai Lung, as the main focus in the film. The production company also plans to invite Angelica Lee and Liu Kai Chi to reprise their roles, as well as cast Joyce Cheng (鄭欣宜) and Jacquelin Chong (莊思敏) in major supporting roles.
Source: East Week
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.