Above: Adason Lo, Ken Hung, and Steven Cheung appear in EEG’s adaptation of “Triumph in the Skies 2”.
Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄I> has set a pilot fever among Hong Kong viewers. The series and its popular cast have spurred fevered online discussions. With the sequel being a ratings success, TVB and film producer Stephen Shiu Jr. (蕭定一) are rushing to film different movie versions. But Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) will be the first to release a short film adaptation featuring the company’s singers.
EEG artists, Ken Hung (洪卓立) and Adason Lo (羅力威), will portray pilots involved in a love rectangle with flight attendants, Michelle Wai (衛詩雅) and Angela Hui (許靖韻). Angela’s true passion is in music and she later joins the “2013 EEG Singing Contest” to become a singer. Ken and Michelle will have a “bed scene” together, which immediately conjured up Chilam Cheung (張智霖) and Fala Chen’s (陳法拉) daring sex scene in the TV series. Ken joked, “I don’t mind since I will just be sitting there.” Later it was clarified that the “bed scene” is child-friendly and only features the lovers talking in bed.
The EEG short film is titled The Years Are Like Songs <歲月如歌>, sharing the same name as Eason Chan’s (陳奕迅) unforgettable theme song in the original Triumph in the Skies. EEG executive Ng Yu (吳雨) admitted that the short film was a marketing vehicle created mainly to promote Angela, who will soon release an EEG album. Angela was scheduled to film a music video in which she covers Eason’s classic song.
Ng Yu said, “Since [Angela’s] MV will be filmed in Hengdian, why not make it into a short film instead?” Ng drew inspiration from Triumph in the Skies 2 and created the story of EEG’s new short film in several days. Ng said, “I hope the short film can be released at the end of August, before Triumph in the Skies 2 ends its broadcast. We will organize a premiere at a theater.”
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Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.