“Triumph in the Skies” Movie to Begin Filming in April

The film version of popular TVB drama Triumph in the Skies <衝上雲霄> will begin shooting as early as April of next year. Producer Tommy Leung (梁家樹) has even taken a new position within the company to dedicate himself completely to the project.

After a string of uninspiring productions in the first half of 2013, TVB finally delivered a ratings hit this summer with Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄II>. Starring acclaimed actors Francis Ng (吳鎮宇) and Chilam Cheung (張智霖), the sequel quickly won over the public with its memorable characters and vivid storytelling. It also became TVB’s highest-rated series of the year, peaking at 41 points during its final episode. The series’ hype continues, and many fans are asking for just a little more of “Captain Cool”, the playboy pilot that Chilam successfully brought to life.

Seeing a lucrative opportunity, TVB quickly began brainstorming on a possible movie adaptation. The project entered pre-production in September, and China 3D Digital Entertainment, who now manages Chilam, was in talks to become a partner. TVB hoped to recruit top Chinese film stars to join the production, and reportedly have Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明) and Louis Koo (古天樂) in mind.

Louis expressed interest, and confirmed that TVB has formally invited him to play a pilot. Both parties are currently in early stages of negotiations. There are also rumors that Taiwanese actress Chiling Lin (林志玲) and Mainland actress Gao Yuanyuan (高圓圓) are being considered to play flight attendants. Tommy Leung had previously remarked that he is willing to cast actresses managed by any company.

Currently the Controller of TVB’s Drama Production division, Leung will step down in February to take up his new post as a Senior Consultant for Shaw Brothers Studios, TVB’s parent company. This move will allow him to focus entirely on the Triumph in the Skies film project, and will likely give him access to the resources needed to produce a quality film.

Source: Hunantv.com

This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.

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      1. Yes It probably fail, like seriously I would like it if they had the people from the first triumph in the skies series like Bosco Wong, and Sammul Chan it would be interesting to add Raymond Lam to it to make them S5(Raymond, Bosco, Ron, Sammul, and Kenneth, later Chris Lai).

      2. Cathay refused to sponsor the series/movie, so it won’t be “Solar Airlines” anymore, hence no S4 or S5 or S6 blah blah~.

  1. The story? Air disaster or the plain old love story seen twice over in the series versions?

    1. LOL so many plane movie to copy. stranded at airport lah, “intruder” in the form of non-humans on plane lah, faulty plane then crashed at island lah, blah blah blah. story all wrapped up in under 2 hours. 😛

    2. i hope a action story with aircraft hijacking in the air by extremist,and how the pilot safely bring the aircraft on the ground and then assist with the sdu to catch the extremist.lol

      1. Oh yeah, action with terrorist would be cool. Maybe Donnie Yen can be passenger. 🙂

    3. Maybe the story was not good for the series but will work out better in the movie?

  2. Just to make several random comments:
    1) No mentions of Holiday…. interesting
    2) Dang… TVB is milking this series dry -.-
    3) Louis Koo makes this a must watch :3

    1. No “miscast” this time pleeeeeese. 🙂

  3. please invite raymond lam to sing the theme song and not george lam. “on my way” really impressive

  4. I just want Ron, Kenneth, Myolie, and Nancy to have at least a small part in this series.

    1. And Fala Chen as well. She was part of the cast in “TITS 2”.

      1. Please not Fala… Kill her off in a plane crash, and somehow bring back Flora Chan.

      2. yea fala should be there too. Im rooting for holiday and francis ^^

  5. “memorable characters and vivid storytelling” – so what the hell did I watch?

    1. We are earth and missed all that. The others are on air and saw it in lalaland.

    1. Yes you did. You forgot to put on your rose-tinted glasses and forgot to switch off your brain before watching.

  6. the most important thing they need to do. Is forsure have Francis return. I feel like TVB has just swipe Francis to the side. Hes the one who brought this series from the beginning and to the end of the sequel.

  7. Tvb cannot afford Louis and hxm. So cheap, using these two as free advertising.

  8. Mmmm…. I think the movie version is cool and amazing. Because is what the people see it and wish it when the second version in Tvb drama Air this year.

    But it will not the same if myolie, Ron, Him, Nancy and other main and second actress that appear in the drama this year, didn’t has part in the movie…..

    Now is not excited, even Cool Mor and Sam Gor is in the movie…….

  9. Wow! Another reboot. I’m afraid everything is about to change the storyline and the cast member.

  10. Yes,Francis shld still be the male leading character. He has the strong charisma to portray his roles and hold the viewership. Without him, the show is like a sitcom.
    I agree,not another mis-cast pls.

  11. It was only a ‘hit’ cos everything else in the year was a complete dud, whereas this quickly became a mediocre show with no story that was propped up entirely by the acting of the 2 main male leads.

    Still, with nothing else to watch, what are people to do. Hence the need for the new tv licenses

  12. Some ideas on movie:
    Some plots on terrorist attacks? Plane defects and stranded on some giant island? Some new flight attendants being transgender? Alien invasion?

  13. Yes,Francis Ng should still be the male leading character. He is the best actor. Without him, the movie is like a sitcom.

    1. Agree if it wasn’t for cap tong both series won’t have been as successful Louis will be awesome as usual

  14. How about making up for the lousy sequel by filming a spoof of TITS 2? Wong Cho Lam can play Holiday, Chi Lam and Ron continues to be Captain Cool and Issac, and Francis Ng as a spoof of Sam Tong himself.

  15. uh, tvb… please don’t call this the movie version of TITS if the same characters and plot aren’t the same as the tvb series. this is just a tvb invested movie about pilots and cadets.

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