Since its release in August, Louis Koo’s (古天樂) sci-fi action film, Warriors of the Future <明日戰記> earned approximately 470 million Chinese yuan in China and Hong Kong. In celebration of the excellent performance as well as his Lunar Chinese birthday, Louis booked an entire theater in Tsim Sha Tsui and treated the audience to food and drinks.
Aside from celebrating excellent box office sales, Louis revealed big plans for his company, One Cool Group, which has financed and produced ground breaking projects in the Hong Kong film industry in recent years through films such as Warriors of Future. Louis hopes his company will continue breaking international barriers in the next 10 to 20 years.
While in Japan last week, Louis met with author and Kunio Okawara, who is known as his mecha designs of the Gundam series. Hoping to create the next generation of mecha heroes, Louis’ plan includes creating a manga series, which will hopefully turn into television and movie adaptations.
Recognized for his leadership and contributions to the film industry, Louis received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the London Asian Film Festival. Tickets for Warriors of Future were selling out quick at the festival, so Louis coordinated with the organizers to add more showings. “If responses continue to be this enthusiastic, maybe we can organize a special showing for the fans. This is a great way for people around the world to get to know Hong Kong sci-fi productions and recognize our movie standards,” Louis said.
Turning 52 this year, Louis famously said he is made of “steel” and has a lot of energy and passion to continue making great achievements. Asked how he will celebrate his birthday, he responded Like always, I’ll just go back home for dinner, and then we’ll take a photo of our stoic selves for my birthday. It’s always been my tradition to not smile in these photos. My birthday dinner will be great though–my mom will personally be making dinner and she’ll be making my favorite dish, poached chicken.”
This article was revised on October 20, 2022 to reflect that Louis Koo had met with mecha designer, Kunio Okawara, in Japan.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.