courtesy of takungpao.com
LEGEND OF THE FIST THE RETURN OF CHEN ZHEN (JING MO FUNG WON CHEN ZHEN) two nights ago held a box office celebration in Shanghai. Director Andrew Lau Wai Keung led stars Shu Qi, Anthony Wong Chau Sun, Huo Siyan, Ryu Kohota, Chen Jiajia and others in attendance.
Lau Wai Keung stated that in the first cut the ending actually had an additional 8 minutes of drama that explained Chen Zhen's personal inner conflict, but it was cut from the release. He hoped this ending would appear in the film sequel as the opening sequence. Shu Qi also hoped to continue to perform in the sequel, and romance the Yen Chi Tan played Chen Zhen once again. Shu Qi said, "Everything would depend on the script, hopefully the ending wouldn't be as sad as this time." Since the Mainland release of CONFESSION OF PAIN (SEUNG SING), Shu Qi's LOOK FOR A STAR (YAU LUNG HEI FUNG), IF YOU ARE THE ONE, BLOOD BROTHERS, CITY UNDER SIEGE (CHUEN SING GAI BEI) and other films were big hits in the Mainland. Shu Qi's personal cumulative box office in the Mainland was near 800 million yuan as Shu Qi became the target that film companies, directors and producers fought over. With a lucky star like Shu Qu, LEGEND OF THE FIST THE RETURN OF CHEN ZHEN had hope to witness Shu Qi's personal box office mark breaking 1 billion yuan.
Shu Qi since her first film has worked with Lau Wai Keung 11 times already. Shu Qi joked that Lau loved to yell at actresses, thus no one dared to work with him. Shu Qi also said, "He is very responsible to me, he wants big things for me." Then she called Lau Wai Keung "Papa". Meanwhile, Wong Chau Sun praised Shu Qi for her quality and being radiant in front of the camera. Shu Qi and Wong Chau Sun might appear in another story in the sequel, as Shu Qi might play Yoshiko Kawashima.