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'Shock Wave' is an upcoming Hong Kong action film written and directed by Herman Yau, produced by and starring Andy Lau.
The cast includes Jiang Wu, Philip Keung, Ron Ng, Louis Cheung & Babyjohn Choi.
The film is co produced by Universe Films, Bona Film Group and Lau's new production company, Infinitus Films.
Together with Universal boss Lin Xiaoming, Andy & the group was busy filming @ Gloucester Road in anzai, shooting a scene of dismantling/disposing a bomb on June 13 morning.
The scene was about a pressure bomb being detected in Gloucester Road, policemen were busy to close the area & disperse civllians. After confirming stability of bomb a remote control, Andy put on bomb-proof gear to get close to the bomb, it was a tense & exciting moment.
To look realistic, several police vehicles, fire engines, & a bomb-disposal vehicle which took them half a month to assemble were on stand-by. A hundred over stand-ins were called to make it looks more real.
The look of Andy as bomb-disposer was first revealed to public. The bomb-proof weighing 70 lb was air-tight. Andy however has no complaints. He indicated the scene involved lots of professional knowledge, other than attending classes, Ron Wu has to memorise many professional words. commented that Ron is quite good.
HK star Andy Lau has posted a cryptic message in an apparent response to news that his wife is expecting their second child.
“To speculative news, I have always responded by saying ‘No comment. Thank you for your concern.’ So I have chosen to use words here to clarify things… The point is simple and clear… Not yet!”
He wrote on his official website seemingly debunking Next magazine’s March 30 report that his wife, Carol Choo, who turned 50 yesterday is four months pregnant.
As his posts came hours after his lost the Best Actor prize to Aaron Kwok at Sunday’s HKFA, Lay, hastened to add that he was not referring to the loss. “It’s family matters. Family talk. Understand?” Asked by reporters about the rumored pregnancy the night before, he had answered, “True or false, I have always not responded. If it is true, I will announce it on my website.”
In his post, the actor, known for his privacy, also described, “ a night” when he received congratulations for friends, colleagues & media pals, reported Ming Pao Daily news.
“Fans wildly congratulated me, “ he said, “ but added, “Thank you for your congratulations. If the dream comes true, I must surely share, Having become an artist like myself, who needs more?”
54 year-old Andy's wife, aged 50,is rumoured to be 4 months pregnant with a second child,a Weekly in HK photographed her in a loose outfit buying dried sea-food. It was said Andy will take leave to keep her company.
It was said Andy had put his upcoming concert in Coliseum on hold after learning his wife is pregnant in December last year.
After his latest movie ‘Bomb Remover Specialist' he will stop work to keep wife & child company.
In Sept 2015, at a movie promo, Andy was asked if he wishes to have a second child, he said, "I wish for this everyday, so please dont ask this this time!" Thsi time, Andy neither denied nor confirmed the report, He said, “No response, thank you for your concern.”
Andy's daughter Hanna is four years old, & has always wish for a son.
The couple to Buddha for a son and the family became vegetarians.
Choo rested for a year after Hanna’s birth, before she began receiving regular artificial insemination. As unnamed source was quoted as saying, “Each time it failed, she would wait two weeks and try again."
“Andy didn’t want his wife to suffer too much and made it clear they would only try two more years, till she’s 50, then give up. But the succeeded in the end.”
She has been taking extra care since she learnt about her pregnancy , Andy has taken over the duty of taking Hanna to school when he is in HK.
Kumamon, a mascot created by the government of Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan has become so famous worldwide.
The mascot came to HK, Kumamon Fans Thanking 2016. The entourage came a few days early, they came in search of friends who are equally famous like Kumamon.
The went to AWC to meet Andox & Blacky as soon as they arrived. Andox & Blacky as hosts welcomed Kumamon at the hall, Kumamon showed special interest with Blacky who has the same color as him, giving him a truly bear hug.
Kumamon had practised hard with dance moves, but Andox & Blacky are no less inferior, the three mascots had a good time dancing. As they were dancing, their mother, Andy, appeared suddenly, Kumamon was so excited! Under Andy's coaching, Kumamon learnt Surprise Kumamon dance! It was very entertaining for the fans!
Kumamon was very popular, many asked to have photo with him, but when he saw Andy he bacame a fan himself, asking to pose with Andy! He presented local produce to Andy, who in turn presented him with an autographed 2016 Calender! Kumamon gave a 180 degree bow, it made people laugh!
Andox & Blaky will accompany Kumamon in the 2 days of thanking fans session, a commemorative T-shirt of the trio will be released on the day, the proceeds after deducting production cost will be donated to charity.
SOURCE: SINA.COM DATED MARCH 23
VOTING FOR MOKO CENTURY PLAZA SECOND FILM AWARDS
THE BODYGUARD HAD A CHARITY KONGFU DAY
Following the success of last year's New Century Plaza MOKO Film Gold Award, a second instalment was launched this year.
The Bodyguard, which Sammo Hung acted & directed was the film picked for the opening ceremony. Andy & Sammo were both present on the day, together with 100 children, they had a kongfu display.
MOKO New Century Plaza fully supported Sammo Hung's action in helping the needy locals, donated a sum of HK$100,000 to Sammo Hung's charity foundation.
Both Andy & Sammo presented an autographed poster of The Bodyguard to the organizer, wishing success of the second session of Film Awards.
Good friends such as Sammo's Seven Little Fortunes, Karl Maka, Tsui Hark, turned up to render support.
MV of Andy's new Cantonese song, Forgive Me was played at the start of the event, the two actors shared with audience the interesting happenings during filming.
Voting is the same this year, it aims to elect "My Favourite 2015 Hong Kong film actor", "My Favourite 2015 Hong Kong Actress" and others.
A movie, M Time, slated for release Xmas 2016, had scenes taken in Milan recently.
The film is directed by Wong Jing, starred Andy, Huang Xiao Ming, Wong Cho-lam, Michelle Hu, Nana Ou-Yang & others . Shen Teng made a special appearance.
According to sources, the film will have scenes taken in HK, Milan, & some other places. It is a comedy, about the adventure of spy verses thief in stealing of a treasure.
The staff revealed that while in Milan, fans swarmed around them, some fans even came all the way from HK for Andy.
Scenes were taken from Milan Cathedral, Milan Triumph Arch, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II & other landmarks, San Siro Stadium was also included. The director said that he is a top fan of faot ball, this satisfied his wish a a fan. Andy comically hugged a ball at the end of filming.
The stars of the set are fashion lovers, it happened to be Milan's fashion Week, the set added a fashion show on the filming spot. They had a stroll on the street after closure of filming.
CNY film, From Vegas to Macau, directed by Wong JIn & Andrew Lau, starring Chow Yun-fat, carina Lau, collected a box office of 90 milliobn over rmb in mainalnd China, till the date Feb 17.
A celebration banquet was held at InterContinental Hotel @ Tsim Sha Tsui 2 days ago. Attendees included Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau, Carina & others. It was a happy occasion, with Chow Yun-fat busy taking selfie with guests.
The organizer gave out a sum of a million over HK $ as lucky draw. The big prize was given out by Carina & Chow Yun-fat.
Andy & L i Yuchun got to know each other after filming From Vegas to Macau III, which will be out during CNY period.
They also sang the duet Gongxi Facai 2016.
Recently both of them were invited to pose for fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar. Their dressing were trendy, L i Yuchun put on a suit to match Andy. They posed to look who looked more suave.
The pictures were hotly circulated online, all praised that indeed they look cool.The photos were taken by renowed female photographer Chen Man from China. The amgazine will be out in February.
Adrian Wong, daughter of Felix Wong, claimed that she is now single & has no suiter yet.
2 nights ago, Felix Wong invited Michael Mui & Andy for a hotpot dinner. Michael Mui's wife Jaime Chik Mei Chun was also present.
Adrian Wong, seated between Andy & her father Felix, during photo taking leaned her head on Andy's shoulder. In another photo, in a sleepy look, she put up a V sign. There was a big gap between her & her father, no wonder everybody says girls are not unlike outsiders.
'From Vegas to Macau III' is an upcoming 2016 Hong Kong-Chinese action comedy film directed by Andrew Lau and Wong Jing and starring Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau, Nick Cheung and ** Yuchun, with special appearances by Jacky Cheung and Carina Lau.
In it, Andy played the role of a gambler nicknamed 'Small Knife' , while Yuchun played the cousin of God of Gamblers, Gao Fei. Andy had to call her 'auntie' in family ranking. The trailer was out recently, Yuchun became 'Chun Mei'.
> Andy re-sung the CNY song Gongxi Facai which he produced 11 years ago, he invited Yuchun to duet with him, after adding a rap section. In addition, he will sing the clasic hot song Secretly Having a Fling' to add the happy feel.
Said, "We grow up with all, hope in this joyous occasion, everyone can have a happy festive season."
' Ace Teased Trump Card' , a movie directed by Wong Jin, had a press release in BJ yesterday.
Leads Andy, Huang Xiaoming, Shen Teng, Wong Cho-lam, Nana Ou-Yang, were present at the conference. The three male leads posed charmingly on the stage, Huang Xiaoming was even named the best actress, when asked about his newly marriage life with Angelababy, he joked that he is the funny man making her laugh.
Andy said that not much news could be released as the script had just been completed. More names will be out soon.
Andy added that in order to accommodate the schedule of Shen Teng, the scenes originally to be filmed in HK had to be moved to BJ.
This is the first time Huang Xiaoming met Andy, he said he had posters of Andy in front of his bed before, he gushed that his teenage days memories came back immediately on seeing Andy.
The Bodyguard, a HK action film to be released during CNY, was directed by Sammo Hung, who also starred in it. Andy Lau, who is one of the producers, played a role. Other actors included Eddie Yu-yen Peng, Hu Jun, & Tsui Hark & others.
A press conference was held in BJ on the 8th this month. Other than the press meet, it was also Sammo's 46th birthday. Everybody wished him a happy birthday.
Andy disclosed that Sammo had quite a lot of emotional involvement with women in the movie. Sammo however revealed there was no bed scene & tell all not to expect too much! Andy teased that there was not enough time, Sammo is waiting to have 6 abdominal packs before filming bed scene.
At the press con, actors came decked out in suits & dark glasses, very manly indeed.
Andy gave Sammo a big hug, before even saying hello to the audience, he told Sammo that whenever he needs him, he will always be there for him, he invited Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Yuan Ting, Yuan Bao to the stage, the brothers gave Sammo dark glasses, water bottles, & other heart-warming gifts.
Andy said he listened to Sammo whenever there was argument during filming. As for fighting, Sammo feels if hat is no difficulties involved it is not exciting, he thus gave the best fighting scene to Andy, Andy however said he did not have enough fighting this time, he will wait till he become better after training.
2016 HK-Chinese action comedy C NY film, directed by Andrew Lau & Wong Jin, From Vegas to Macau 3, had a press release in BJ yesterday.
Leads Chow Yun -fat, Andy Lau, Nicky Cheung & ** Yuchun were present. Chow Yun-fat appeared last & as usual, layed selfie with audience.
On the heavy-weight CCTV programme Spring Fest, all the four indicated that they have not received any invitation.
Andy said taht this year he will spend his CNY in HK with his family.
When it was mentioned that Andy is one of the investor of the film, Chow teased Andy if he is worried about box office, Andy , smiling, said, "Of course no pressure, we have you, what is there to be afraid of!"
Andy added if box office is good, he will be back to mainland to thank the audience, Nicky & ** Yuchun all agreed to the suggestion!
CHOW YUN-FAT GAVE ANDY A PECK ON THE CHEEK
ANDY REVEALED ONCE HE PREPARED 100 RED PACKETS, BUT 600 PEOPLE CAME
Recently a magazine published an article saying that Andy installed 14 air purifier in the house, protecting his daughter like a kangaroo parent. He also employed several bodyguards to protect her. To avoid exposure of his daughter, he painstakingly changed school for her. Added that he has special rights in his care for his daughter.
Mainland media called up Andy's manager to clarify the matter, the manager replied that Hanna is just too young and needs some necessary measures, there is no special rights.
The reporter called Andy's manager, Miss Song, regarding the report, Miss Song clarified that none of Andy's assistants was being interviewed, the said report was a make-up story.
When asked if Hanna needs special protection, she answered, "On his family matter, I will not give any comment, many thanks for your concern."
Andy attended D-mop, a fashion flagship store opening party last night. He said he seldom attend this type of fashion activity, this time he was invited by his good friend to attend, he did not receive a fee.
Said, "All of them are my good friends, we know each other since young, we had tried to do fashion before. I was a very small partner. The brand was sold to a listed company, they too are my good friends. (Any one sponsor your clothes?) In my concert, they let my dancers wear their brand of clothes. (Are you a super VIP?) Yes! ( Will you launch a new cloth line? ) I don't know how. ( Will you have your portrait printed on the clothes?) Do you think you will wear? Where to print? The back-side? (Any crossover ?) No, but before with Androx, and Blue Heroes have crossover, this takes lots of time, I dont like trouble."
On Christine Au Yang singing a song Love A Lifetime dedicated to him, he said, "I know, I heard the song, (How was the singing?) OK ! (Will you sing a duet?) No such plan, (Do you love your fans a lifetime too?) I have a song True Heart, thanking them."
Andy has just completed his movie promo activity, he will start work in December, when asked if he now has more family time? He said, "I have family time everyday, (Will you go for tour?) No. (Because daughter now in school?) Yes. (Are you used to having her going to school?) OK! (Will you do home work with her?) OK! Normal way of life in any family. (Have you thought of designing children's wear? ) I dont know this. Many successful children brand were told to have been badly done, they are very experienced. I will not go into it. "
HK model nicknamed HK Mrs Beckham, Helena, was at the party decking out in a sexy outfit, she admitted she likes Andy a lot, he hopes to collect his photos. When asked if she was trying to get his attention, she replied that she feels comfortable waring sexily. the deep V is closed to skin & necessary precautions were taken, nothing would happen.
Movie investor Andy appeared at the premiere of Our Times! Together with director Chen Yi Shan, male lead Darren Wang Da Lu & female lead Vivian Sung , they chaired the opening ceremony. Balloons with words 6,500 were released, meaning to break the box office record of You Are The Apple Of My Eye in HK.
ANDY URGES HIS FANS TO SUPPORT THE FILMS HE INVESTED
Andy was at the premiere of Our Times, though Saving Mr Wu was opened at the same time, he said that movie he was not the boss, this one, Our Times, he is. He added Mr Wu did not have a good life, if you all want to buy tickets buy this one. But of course he hopes both movies sell well.
Darren Wang who celebrated good box office in China with nude swimming was asked if he will so in HK, he smiled & said if Andy says yes he will also do!. Andy warned him that if he talks about it again he will see the end of his acting career!
Saving Mr Wu, directed by Ding Sheng, starred Andy, Liu Ye, Wo Roufu, was based on a real abduction casein 2004, when China actor Wu Roufu was kidnapped outside a BJ bar, this drama followed the single day that the actor, played by Andy, was held captive.
Wu Roufu had rejected to play himself, he played a cop to save 'himself'. Andy had consulted Wu Roufu on some feelings of being kidnapped, in the drama, 80%of the time Andy was bound in iron chains & locks, with hand & legs cuffs. Even then, he did not loss his cool & wit, in finding a solution.
In rael life. if he were kidnapped, Andy said he would do all that the captors asked for.
Andy being bound with chains said that he was not in pain, nor tough to act. "It was only 10 over days. Talking on toughness, when I was beaten up by Sammo Hung, Chen Xiao Ding, & jumped from the 8th floor, it was tougher. This show has lots on inner feelings, I want audience to feel I have Andy's feel, yet is not Andy."
Andy, with director Ting Sheng, were at The Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre for the premiere of new movie Saving Mr Wu.
Andy's voice was a little hoarse, he explained that it was probably due to the frequent promo activities.
He said the biggest challenge of this movie was to speak Mandarin throughout, he had practise for quite a long time, the director praised highly of him. About 90% of the dialogue were recorded on the spot, there was very little needing post-camera dubbing. Andy feels that his confidence level is higher now to act in mainland films.
When asked if he is confident with HK Film Awsrds, he admitted that he has to compare investment ratios before he sees if it can enter competition, but he is sure to attend HKFA.
He had said he wished for a 500 million box office, now he heels the stress, as there are strong opponents at the same screening period. The stress is bigger for an independent film company.
He was congratulated again for his birthday, he said he had dinner with his family on his birthday, his daughter gave him a kiss, when asked about present from wife, he quipped, "We don't do this, being able to be together is already blissful."
It was rumored that TV programme , 'Dad Where Are We Going 4' has invited Andy to participate, Andy indicated that he has never received such an invitation, even if he were invited he will not go. When asked if it was because he wants to protect his daughter, he answered everyone has his own choice, he just does not have such a plan to do so.
Andy was special guest to the second Silk Road International Film Festival held on Sept 26 in Fuzhou.
He was interviewed & promoted his new film Saving Mr Wu.
He was named the Best Actor at the F F, to him was a birthday present, as his bday falls on Sept 27.
Andy was smartly dressed at the festival, at the red carpet, he waved and greeted fans.
Fuzhou is the third station for the promotion of Saving Mr Wu, accompanied by the main casts, after BJ, Zhejian.
Seated with director Ding Lei Andy was interviewed by the reporter before the red carpet.
Director Ting Sheng revealed that the movie has two main themes, one is life itself, he hopes audience can treasure lives, the other is family love, any commoner will be able to grasp the meanings, there is no great panoramic views, but there is beauty close to the common people.
When Andy was asked what is the drive for his hard work all these years, how he keeps his shape, no scandals, his answer was simple.
Said, "Acting is something that I always focus on, I see all the steps I have taken, I still feel the pressure on having to promote the film myself. Everyone has sense of responsibility, I need to have a upright characteristic look"
Sept 27 was his birthday, he has to rush home no matter how busy, he hopes his family can see him the moment they open their eyes on this day.
The reporters had too many questions to ask, but time was running out, he apologized & left for the festival. Befor that, he had photo taken with the media, one by one.
Fans waited passionately at the meet the fans session.
SOURCE: WEN WEI PO
ANDY NAMED BEST ACTOR AT SILK ROAD FILM FESTIVAL
DAUGHTER SANG BIRTHDAY SONG FOR HIM
Second Silk Road International F F closing ceremony was held in Fuzhou Olympic Sports Center on Sept 26. Jackie who was the spokesman attended the event.
Saving Mr Wu was the big winner of the evening. It garnered Best Featured Film of the Year award, Andy playing the role of Mr Wu was named Media Best Actor award.
It happened to be his birthday the next day, he disclosed that the award is agood present & he was very happy. The next happiest thing he wished was to see the movie sells well, hitting 500 million over.
He added his birthday is about the same every year, he will be in HK with his family, his daughter sings bday song for him!
The inaugural MOKO New Century Plaza People Choice Golden Film Awards, held at UA Cine Moko, announced the highest box office award winners in HK yesterday.
Andy Lau, Sandra Ng are the highest box office artistes in 30 years, for male & female respectively. Both were absent at the ceremony, but both sent video clips to share their feelings.
Andy who received the Most Memorable HK Male Actor Award and 30 Year Best Box Office Award appeared moved by the honour, he said, "I hope HK filmndustry continue to flourish, the award is a real surprise! Everyone still remembers me after so many years."
Taiwanese movie, Our Times, directed by Chen Yu-shan, starring Darren Wang, Vivian Sung was a hit, with box office of NT370 million. Male actor Darren Wang declared that if it broke 400 million, he would invite investor Andy, who also played a cameo role to sing, not knowing that Andy had actually came early to thank the set.
Both leads were at the thanking activity yesterday. Darren enacted a segment in the film, said to the female lead, "In future I will name myself Andy Lau & sing for you." The real Andy gave a surprise by appearing from behind the stage, singing Wang Qing Shui, he walked towards Vivian, who was shy and pleasantly surprise, fans too yelled merrily.
Vivian did not miss the chance to have a selfie with Andy, her idol. She had cheek to cheek photo taken with him, teased that she has enough for this lifetime can retire now.
Andy on seeing both new faces become so popular now, teased, "Now I feel the pressure, cheers seem to be lessening!"
He was worried that fans came to see both newcomers, but in actual fact, his fans were there the night before so as to be at the front row to show support!
Darren who never had public singing experience tried singing Lian Xi, though he sang off pitch, Andy gave him assistance, host Micky Huang joked that Darren forgot to bring his key.
Andy's bday is coming up on Sept 27, director Chen Yu-shan prepared a cake & sang the bday song for him, but her singing too needs improvement, there was a rumor that she was caught having passionate kissing with Darren, Andy teased, "Never thought that they are really a pair, both forgot to bring the key!"
Hk actor Jacky Heung Cho, son of film producer Charles Heung , posted a picture of him, together with Chow Yin Fat, Nicky Cheung, Andy, Li Yu Chun & others, captioned even the weather is no good, the spirit is high. In the photo, Andy pose is the most eyecatching .
Saving Mr Wu, directed by mainland blockbuster director Ding Sheng, is an adaptation of 2004 shocking kidnapping of a nation star , Wu Ruo Fu. Andy palyed Mr Wu, the first gangster film he filmed in the mainland.
During filming, about 80 % of the time he was handcuffed, tied with iron chains & locks. he could only through words & facial expression convey the complex feelings. Even then it had not stopped him from portraying the courage, coolness, fear & helplessness of a hostage, the acting is seamless, the director praised that his acting exceeded expectation.
Andy even actively call the opponent to strangulate him with a wire till he was almost breathless, as the opponent used too much force, his eyes became bloodshot, veins were all standing out. The workers on seeing this called a halt!
In the early morning of Sept 13, Andy posted a message to recall filming of Saving Mr Wu, withng many pictures included.
On director Ding Sheng, he said he almost 'gaveg up my life to accompany the gentlemen' , just for him I went through all the physical pain & mental torture.
On the two actors, he likes Lan Yu, played by Liu Ye the most, it was liked meeting an old friend, while Wang Qianyuan acting is simply too good to say.
The movie opens on Sept 30, it is the golden holiday slot in China, many others movies open at the same time, it is no wonder Andy at the start of message, wrote: Never had I thought 927 is also a hot time for movies, faced with so many blockbusters, I have no choice but to take up my pen... shh..
In this movie, Andy played a hostage, for the role, he had to forgo his superstar status, challenged all odds, suffered physical pain, the director is all out to torture, hiding a knife in his smile, so Andy had but to comply with his demands. Though it was tough, a good film supersedes all.
Liu Ye played the cop who came to the rescue of Mr Wu, while Wang Qianyuan played the villain. Though he has never worked with them before, they are like old pals. 'I like Lan Yu teh most, he liked my song Wang Qing Shui.'
Andy praises highly of Wang Qianyuan acting skill, on his own acting, he quipped .. you understand..
This film is a based on the true story of China's famous celebrity Wu Ruo Fu kidnapping case in 2004.
Andy played Wu Rou Fu who was was kidnapped, while Wu himslef played the police chief *** Gang who tried to rescue him.
In one photo Andy took with Wu Rou Fu & the true policeman chief. The intrigue relationship made Andy sigh,
'Today, under the same sky, who is who! This complicated three corner relationship is unclear, it is for real! True or false, it is all fated. Man comes & goes. Get together & get separated, behind everyone there comes his own true story.'