Tsui Hark’s (徐克) new film for the Christmas season, The Taking of Tiger Mountain <智取威虎山3D>, released special behind-the-scenes footage online.
Starring Zhang Hanyu (張涵予), Lin Gengxin (林更新), and Tong Liya (佟麗婭), the film is adapted from Qu Bo’s (曲波) popular novel Tracks in the Snowy Forest <林海雪原>, which itself is based on a true story. The film tells the story of a young group of rural heroes who attempt to overthrow a team of local bandits.
Recently, a press conference was held for the film, in which the cast members unveiled the special footage “Youth 203” to the audience. The cast introduced themselves as team 203 and expressed that each member of the team had different talents and responsibilities, adding a superhero touch to their roles.
Bona Film Group president Yu Dong (于冬) and producer Huang Jianxin (黄建新) expressed that The Taking of Tiger Mountain aims to be the year’s most entertaining family film of all ages. “Director Tsui Hark is the producer of visuals for the Chinese film industry. The Taking of Tiger Mountain will definitely surprise everyone.” He teased that the film will include something that is unprecedented by the audience.
When Tsui Hark was asked what this may be, he said, “The most touching aspect of this film is not just the cool visuals, but also the story and the characters. Although most of the story and characters are fictional, I met the family members of the original author of the story, and I’ve come to understand them. We want to use film as a medium to tell their story, using my methods. I feel that that is unprecedented.”
The Taking of Tiger Mountain also stars Yu Nan (余男), Miu Tse (謝苗), Chen Xiao (陳曉), Han Geng (韓庚), Gao Hu (高虎), and a special appearance by Tony Leung Ka Fai (梁家輝). The movie will open in theaters on December 24, 2014.
“The Taking of Tiger Mountain” Special Footage
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This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.