|courtesy of mingpao.com|
Stephen Chow Sing Chi's new film MERMAID (MEI YUN YU) was rumored to have announced a production halt after only two days in production. Lead actor Deng Chao even left the production. Reportedly the production stopped because of Sing Yeh's health. The soonest it will resume will be January and March next year. The film also had the chance of being scrapped. If the production will resume next year, the lead actor will remain Deng Chao but the lead actress may change.
Chow Sing Chi's assistant denied the rumor and stated that the production has been going very smoothly. MERMAID's director Wilson Chin Kwok Wai also denied on Weibo, "Rumors sometimes are truly baffling, I just want to say that MERMAID is in full production without any obstacle or production halt. The team is working hard on and off camera!" Reportedly, MERMAID's cast consisted of the new comers that Sing Yeh chose earlier, Kitty Zhang Yuqi, Deng Chao and Show Lo.