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Media Asia has a new project coming up middle of next year to remake a Japanese classic released in 1976, Kimi yo Fundo no Kawa o Watare (君よ憤怒の河を渉れ?) starring Ken Takakura & directed by Junya Satō.
It will be set in the modern era, stars could most probably be Andy & Takashi Kaneshiro., while Shu Qi is said to play the female lead. Production cost is estimated to be 100 million. Andrew Lau has been invited to be the director.
When Andrew Lau was contacted he admitted to Media Asia’s invitation.
Andy & Takeshi Kaneshiro had worked in 2007 epic movie The Warlords. It has been 7 years since they last acted together. Ken Takakara has been idolized by many mainland moviegoers. Media Asia feels the movie will be a hit in China.
Dai Yun Hui is of grandmother status in the entertainment circle, she has a grandson at the age of 45.
On her 46th birthday yesterday, she posted pictures at her blog showing her mother, younger sister & Andy Lau at her birthday celebration. Calling Andy 'elder brother disciple', said, "Hua Zai treasure the old days & sentiment the most & he remembers my mother, few days ago I celebrated my birthday with my family . At 12 midnight yesterday, I saw elder brother disciple celebrated for me online. Since the passing away of my father, Andy has always asked me about my mother, showing much care to an elderly, indeed a truly man of words & one who treasures old relationship. This dinner is my best present of the year, many thanks to elder brother. "
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY ACCOMPANIED DAI YUN HUI ON HER 46TH BIRTHDAY
Andy has learnt singing with Dai Si Cong before, though 4 years has passed since the demise, he does not forget the teacher.
At phone interview of Dai Yun Hui yesterday, she said, “Andy gave a treat to my mother, on knowing it was my birthday, he called some birthday buns. After my father passed away, he still showed much concern. Faye Wong, Kent Tong, too always asked about my mother. "
The movie, My Voice, My Life, has no star to add color, it is tough for it to be propagated, luckily there is Andy Lau who is always enthusiastic. Lately it is not uncommon to see Tony Leung Ka Fai, Sandra Ng, Sammy Leung, Jonhnny To, & Andy involved in the movie propaganda trailers. In the trailers they share views on what constitute a ‘bad student’ & encourage youngsters not to look on they themselves.
At the interview, filmmaker Ruby Yeung said she was very grateful to Andy for the help, said,
"Two months before editing of the movie was completed, Andy ‘s company showed keen interest, they contacted the distributor to help out. I am very surprised by Mr Lau’s enthusiasm. He personally penned the calligraphic writing, & gathered many artistes to film trailers to render a hand. Perhaps he thought he ws not a good student before, one needs a mentor, so he gives his full support. All the ideas on advertising comes from him, he is really very helpful. "
Andy was in Incheon recently for the 2014 Paralympics Games, as the vice-chairman of the HK Paralympic committee. For the past few days he enjoyed several games, including archery, running, boccia & others.
Andy has always like Latin dance, on watching the wheelchair dance competition, he was so immersed that he began to dance as he cheered, it was like he was participating, said excitedly, "I am in a holiday mood, for the first time as the vice chairman, I can see everyone is so intensely participating, I am very moved."
Andy shown much concern to the athletes, in one field event, after HK athlete Chen Yong Sen finished running on the cold raining day, wearing only a thin singlet, he went forward immediately & draped him with his own windbreaker, it was a heartwarming sight.
Su Hua Wai also took part in field event, though did not win any medal, he won the praise from Andy for his will power, effort & hard work, Wherever Andy went he was warmly welcomed by participants & staff, they all wanted to have photo taken with him, he granted everyone's wish.
For the first time as the vice chairman of HK Paralympics Games committee, Andy attended Incheon 2014 Asian Paralympics Games opening ceremony. He led competitors to the Games yesterday, showing full support to the disabled athletes.
Andy has quite many fans in Korea, when he reached Incheon airport, many of them came to receive him. He was dressed in a red jacket, as soon as he appeared at the gate, fans screamed his name. They presented him with flowers, indeed very passionate. The route from gate to his vehicle, fans walked along & tailed him closely, it was chaotic at times.
For this Paralympics Games, HK has sent 119 representatives to participate in 14 events. Andy was invited by the organizing committee to be award presenter for wheelchair fencing, dancing, & field events. Andy will thus stay for a few more days after these 12 events are over.
To encourage HK participants, Andy advised them to be easy, said, “On them, I have 100 % confidence, as to if they can snatch a gold it depends on destiny, the most important thing is to enjoy the process of participation, everyone is number one in my eyes. Friends, I will take you all as my role model, waiting for the world to witness your diligence & perseverance. “
People’s CE of HK, Andy Lau, other than showing concern on student protest in HK, it was reported that he will be going to Korea this Saturday, to attend 2014 Incheon Asia Paralympic Games opening ceremony.
He will also be Awards presenter to wheelchair fencing, athletics & wheelchair dance competitions
According to the organizing committee, Andy had initially planned a non-public visit to Incheon by just visiting the sportsmen, but he has decided to extend the visit recently.
For years Andy has been very active with Paralympics games, he is the committee member of China Paralympics since 2010, in 2012 he went to London to visit the athletes from China. The organizer indicated that his visit to Incheon will help to change people's perception of the disabled in the society.
2 days ago, a big group of protestors set up camp on the streets of Mong Kok, a clash broke out between them & the peaceful protestors, the occupants were hit till heads were bleeding, some female protestors screamed molest.
At his official website yesterday, Andy left words pleading with the police to handle the situation properly, & protect the safety of students.
Said, "The most fearful thing has really happened, conflicts between own people has intensified, this is what Hongkongers most wish not to see, . Students, protestors, you all have to protect your own self , pleading with the authority to be handle it rightfully, with the best ability protect the safety of students, protestors & the general public, so HK can be a safe place. "
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY/UNITED DAILY NEWS
ANDY AGAIN VOICED SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
After People Chief Executive of HK Andy Lau had posted in his website 2 days ago, “Don’t use tear gas, don’t use force”.
On the clash between the clash between protestors, he again posted message with title, 'Protecting the peace of HK'.
Andy admitted that he is worried about the safety of students, he pleaded the authority to handle the situation properly.
For days Andy pays much attention to the situation, one who always treasure the young, he is upset that the students were attacked and not properly protected, he thus post another message for the authority.
Sammo Hung has completed Old Guard, the movie acted & directed by he himself after 4 months of shooting.
Before shooting of movie, Andy ¡¥click me¡¦ handpicked Sammo Hung to play lead role, he had read the script & thought the protagonist fits Sammo just too well. Andy played the role of a father, calling himself a 'beast father', when both were asked how was the collaboration like this time compared to before, Sammo said with a laugh, "I was 20 year- old, now I am 60!"
Andy said the admires the perseverance of Sammo, his dedication & passion with work, & never gives up attitude, he learns new technology from the staff at the filming location, Summo said he adopts non-retiring attitude, he keeps up with the rhythm of the society, so as not to be eliminated. After staying in America for a while, after coming back he found out he was unable to keep up with work during shooting of Detective Dee & Three kingdoms. It was tough for him.
Andy too adopts the attitude of not afraid to lose, he said many time one needs to be bold to try out to know whether it was successful, "The path is to be worked out by oneself, even defeated, it is alright."
In this movie, Andy played a cameo role, but is the most among all the stand-ins. Andy said Sammo is full of topics during shooting, his wife knowing that Sammo is a vegetarian, purposely prepares food for him, he eats corn the most, & was always seen with a corn.
It was Andy’s 53 birthday on Sept 27 . He uploaded pictures of fans who celebrated birthday with him at his official website. Now a father, in a checkered shirt & jeans he continues to look cool.
At cake cutting, he had many funny poses. The title of his posting was 'Self satisfaction'. Other than saying the cake is very sweet, he added,
"Because I am handsome, those who come to celebrate are all girls, no problem, wish to carry on just like this !"
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Andy in show of support to Sammo Hung’s new movie, The Bodyguard, went all the way to Russia Vladivostok yesterday to play a cameo role . He was to jump from second floor & to land on top of a vehicle.
He was in a very relaxed mood being out of town, when usually he avoided topic on his daughter, & seldom keen to talk about her, here he said that he wishes her daughter to lead a normal life, & will definitely not allowing her to be on camera.
Sammo Hung revealed that she has very good memory, always called him Big Brother whenever she saw him.
Recalling previous collaboration with Sammo, Andy said, "I was very young then, filming the movie Summer Lucky Star, with him, I had long hair, now my stamina is still ok. This time I filmed an escape scene from a hotel, an action segment. "
At the scene, Andy after jumping & landing on top of a vehicle, appeared to be in pain, he clutched the stolen diamond & ran away.
Andy has fans all over the world, even in Russia, fans came to ask for his autograph,
Andy indicated the first time he set foot in Russia was with Rosamund Kwan to film a music Special, 'Travelling Together in Red-wall Days'. He lamented, "Now even filming music mvs, there is no local broadcast. Nowadays we have to shift to filming Grandpa goes places. The audience has a change of taste."
As for Where Does Daddy Go, is Andy interested in filming a part? He teased, "I am still not ready, I shall ask if my father will take me." The reporter pressed him further if he will bring his daughter. Andy replied, "Of course this is not ok! "
Faye Wong has rekindled her love with Nicholas Tse, Andy said he learnt it from his colleagues, on the dramatic reunion, said Andy, "Life is like that, most important is to be happy, I wish them well!"
SOURCE: MING PAO/SKYPOST
ANDY: BAD IN STUDY MEANS BAD ?
My Voice, My Life, a movie directed by Michelle Yeoh, is a true story of a group of high school students who are not doing well in school.
After a half year of musical training, they showed a complete life transformation in this documentary film.
The recent promo at Causeway Bay attracted big stars including Andy Lau, Deanie Ip, & others, they praised youngsters are truly fighting hard.
After watching the movie, Andy commented that outsiders have a skewed opinion on this group of students, "What is the difference between good & bad? Does it mean if one is bad in study he is bad? For as long as they are being acknowledged by people, people showing hope in them, they will become good, & will live a life to live up to!"
Nicky Cheung expressed his view, "Wrong doing , it is not whether one has help or not, there is only one solution, it has to be your own self, to do good, to succeed is not saying buts by doing it!"
Deanie Ip commented the youngsters in the movie changed her view on them, "I am disappointed with some youngsters, after watching this show, it change my view point."
Charles Heung ¡¥s wife, Tiffany Chen had recently criticized Stephen Chow openly in a magazine, Andy's name was brought in.
She said, "Andy Lau told me he is not a friend of Stephen Chow , Mr Chow has never show respect for Andy, when his fee is increased to 20 million, he gave Andy only 1.2 million when he asked Andy to film. ¡§
Andy had worked with Chow twice in God of Gamblers 2 & Tricky Brains.
Yesterday Andy was in Causeway bay for the promo of movie My Voice My Life (Make Effort ) together with Deanie Ip. He came fully prepared, asking the reporters, "What do you want to ask me about ?¡¨ Appearing high-spirited & all ready to talk.
Said Andy, " When we were filming previously, we were both very busy, we did not get to understand each other well. I read from papers a lot about my filming, I want to clarify that I did not said I am not his friend, I meant Mr Heung was my past, present & future good filming boss & friend, perhaps I did not express myself well, & caused a misunderstanding with Mrs Heung, this matter that I am not his friend was not said by me personally, the fee was just a rumor, we both had tried to work together in movies, but we had both courteously turned each other down ."
It was said they had a tiff with script, said Andy, "I am a good pleaser, however the script is changed, it is fine with me, be it from now, in future , I am always a fan of Stephen."
"Are two of you good friends?"
Replied Andy, "For friends I dare not say so. "
As between Mrs Heung & Stephen, continued Andy, "This is between the two of them, trust they have ways to solve it.