courtesy of takungpao.com
The Benny Chan Muk Sing directed film CITY UNDER SIEGE (CHUEN SING GAI BEI) will be released in August in Hong Kong. Lead actor Aaron Kwok Fu Sing and Shu Qi reunited after STORM RIDERS (FUNG WON HUNG BA TIN HA). Excelling in action police films, Chan Muk Sing in the film arranged for a series of explosive action scenes as well as a lot of special effects. Chan Muk Sing expressed that he has always wanted to make a science fiction hero film like SPIDER-MAN, a subject that has never appeared in Chinese film before.
In the film Kwok Fu Sing played a small time circus performer who while performing in Malaysia went to a deep hill treasure hunt in Malaysia with Collin Chou Siu Lung and others. Because they breathed in poison gas that the Japanese military left during World War II, their bodies began to change. As they escaped back to Hong Kong, Sing Sing was thrown in the sea to feed sharks. In order to shoot realistically how Kwok Fu Sing sank to the bottom of the sea, Chan Muk Sing said to Kwok Fu Sing, "I really don't have any other idea, you have to personally perform the scene." Sing Sing agreed without even thinking about it. "At the time I didn't think too much. I have always coordinated with the director's requests. After working with Director Chan over so many years, we have already established a mutual trust."
That day they shot in rather shallow water but nearby was a sewage pipe. Sing Sing said that he was thrown into the sewage pool just like that. Sing Sing recalled, "It was truly too smelly! After I got home I washed with liquid disinfectant soap several times but still felt I smelled. It was hard to take." In another scene he was drifting at sea, professional divers were on hand to assist. Sing Sing said that it was shark season. Despite professional divers' watch, he was very concerned about sharks. Finally he worked on this scene for several hours from the day to the dusk. His skin also due to a long time in the water suffered a reaction. After the shoot he had to go to a hospital to be treated.