Friday, June 30, 2006

A Confession of Pain! Ouch!

The Infernal Affairs’ directors Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, and the scriptwriter Felix Chong, team up again for the new thriller movie Confession Of Pain, and it started the shooting secretly a day before. Confession Of Pain is one of the greatest budget film of Media Asia in 2006, and it is confirmed a principal photography’s regional press conference will be held in Hong Kong on July 10. Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Takeshi Kaneshiro will be the main cast in this film, which attracts so much attention in public from the very beginning. On the other hand, the leading actress in the film is not yet confirmed, and Director Lau admitted the actress will not be Sammi Cheng for sure.

On the first day of the shooting, a rumour was spreading and saying that Tony Leung was not satisfied with his role which seems to be the second leading role in the film, which leads to the discord between him and Director Lau. Lau said he did read this news and found it funny. Lau has been friend of Tony Leung for so many years and this is not their first time to work together. They knew each others well and surely no discord happened between them. As well, he keeps on communicating with the cast since the film was in development stage, and so he guessed the rumour turned up because the press could not get the interview chance with Leung.

Media Asia’s CEO, John Chong, was also surprised by such rumour. Chong said the script had been finalized for sometimes and Leung was not his first time to read the script on the first shooting day. Leung also considered for quite a long time to the role in the film, and it is impossible to change the role during shootings. Chong smiled, “I believe it’s the news for press to entertain the public.”

On the other hand, no actress turned up on the first day of shooting. Director Lau kept it in confidential and he could only tell that Sammi Cheng will not involve in this project.

It is believed that the leading actress will be turned up in the press conference on July 10, and Director Lau said everything will be revealed on that day. He also emphasized that Confession Of Pain is totally irrelevant to Infernal Affairs. Although they are both thrillers, they are totally two different stories. He is so much looking forward to the villain role played by Leung, and all the details will be revealed in the press conference on July 10.

According to Media Asia, one of the investors of the film, Confession Of Pain hopefully will be the biggest scale and budget film amongst all the Hong Kong thrillers, as the total budget of the film has cost for nearly HK$100 millions. The scale of the shooting crews and cast will be also the biggest. The shootings will last for about 2 months in Hong Kong, and hopefully it can be released in Asia region by the end of 2006.

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