Aaron Kwok’s New Movie Centered On Thrills and Drawbacks of Technology
Aaron Kwok calls on film industry workers to prepare themselves for resuming work.
Produced by Cheang Pou Soi (鄭保瑞) and directed by Danny Wong (黃慶勳), upcoming Hong Kong movie Broken Web <斷網> explores the increasing reliance modern society has on the Internet and its unintended drawbacks. Aaron Kwok (郭富城) stars as a genius computer programmer who invents a super smart program and puts his family in danger. With filming stalling for almost four months due to the pandemic, Aaron expressed delight at being able to resume filming recently.
Aaron said excitedly, “The script is full of creativity and fun, and is a battle of wits as well as brawn, while exploring the issue of metropolitan cities overly relying on the Internet, which I believe would evoke a lot of reflections and discussions when it releases. While electronic products seem to make life more convenient in today’s technologically-advanced world, we are also increasingly controlled by technology. Everyone should increase their vigilance and avoid being over-dependent on the Internet.”
The movie also stars Patrick Tam (譚耀文), Gordon Lam (林家棟) and Megan Lai (賴雅妍). Though Aaron is working with Megan for the first time, he believes there will be sparks with his Taiwanese co-star, who portrays his wife onscreen.
Exhilarated to be working with a superstar like Aaron, Megan also admits she feels nervous. “It’s extremely challenging. To prepare for working with an artiste of Best Actor caliber, I’ve done my homework to get more fully into character.”
As the Hong Kong movie industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, many actors including Aaron reduced their filming fees hoping to jumpstart productions which are financially strapped. Hoping other Hong Kong movies can resume and for everyone to have work, Aaron said, “The film market was affected by the pandemic in the first half of the year, which deeply affected the entire industry. I hope everyone remains optimistic and do their respective preparations so that once work can resume, we can seize the chance to get everything back on track progressively.”
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.