Francis Ng (吳鎮宇), Michael Tse (謝天華), Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), Janice Man (文詠珊), and Kate Tsui (徐子珊) appeared at the film premiere of Laughing Gor – Turning Point 2 < Laughing Gor之潛罪犯> in Causeway Bay earlier this week. Although Kate Tsui wore a sheer dress, the limelight fell on Michael Tse and Francis Ng. After the premiere, Janice Man attended a celebration dinner in Wan Chai. Janice was excited that many of her scenes were retained in the final released film, while also unintentionally revealing that Michael Tse will be shot to death in the movie ending.
Francis Ng was a blessing to TVB. Whether he filmed series or movies for the company, there was a guaranteed ratings and box office. As a result, Francis was asked to participate in both Laughing Gor films. Francis stressed that there was no need to talk about money and felt that TVB did not need outsiders to save the company. “There is no need for people to help save TVB. Each time issues arise, the company will handle the matters themselves.”
Asked whether he will return to TVB to film Triumph In The Skies 2 < 衝上雲宵 II>, Francis said, “We are currently in discussion over the matter. I have temporarily set aside time on my schedule for TVB.” Francis added, “In the discussions, we have to discuss the timing of the filming and I will try not to set such an expensive price! However, we have different standards over what are inexpensive versus expensive fees. Not speaking of money, I’m also afraid of sequels. However, this is a very special case, whether a grandmother or a young girl wish to see me [in the sequel]. Most importantly, my son repeatedly pointed to the television when I appeared at the TVB Anniversary Awards earlier. I hope to film something for him to watch while helping out TVB. We can work together to make the sequel better.”
At the premiere, Kate Tsui denied recent allegations that she was scolded by Ron Ng’s (吳卓羲) girlfriend, Viann Zhang (張馨予), in text messages. Kate emphasized that she was not acquainted with Viann and only knew that she was Ron’s girlfriend. Kate reiterated that Ron was her partner at work and will not discuss relationship matters in private.
Laughing Gor- Turning Point 2 will be released on December 29th, missing the Christmas holiday period. Michael noted that there was still the New Year and Lunar New Year holidays to chase. Asked whether the marketing and investment resources for Turning Point 2 will be thinned by Shaw Brothers’ investment in its Lunar New Year movie instead, Michael said, “The company has a lot of resources. I am not afraid the resources will be thinned.”
Michael refused to compare Turning Point 2 with the $60 million HKD box office of film You Are the Apple of My Eye <那些年>. Michael laughed, “Maybe we should compare with Avatar instead!”
Excerpt from Apple Daily
Jayne: Will Laughing Gor truly die in the movie? Wonder if he will just escape death and return in another TVB series in 2012?