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Kung fu epic “Ip Man” produced dazzling results and a sequel will be made. Taiwanese pop idol Jay Chou, a Bruce Lee’s fan, will not get to act as his idol in “Ip Man 2″ because “the sequel will not feature Bruce Lee”, producer of the film Raymond Wong explained.
Wong said that “Ip Man 2″ will focus on the life story of Ip Man, the Wing Chun grandmaster and also Bruce Lee’s master, in Hong Kong after the war. The story will not extend to Ip’s old age days and thus will not feature Lee; his clarification also smashed previous rumors which said the role will be a fight between Chou and Hong Kong actor Chan Kwok Kwan.
The region wide popularity of the film has raised market value of male lead Donnie Yen; despite that, he will charge Wong a “friendship price” for the sequel and thus will be kept as the lead of the film.
“Ip Man 2″ will be shot in China in July.
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Maggie Cheung left Hong Kong to avoid old flame?
Superstar Maggie Cheung currently based in Beijing is said to have left Hong Kong to avoid his ex-boyfriend, famous Hong Kong director Yee Tung-Shing.
Yee said on press conference of his new film “Shinjuku Incident”, “I am 52 this year and have almost forgotten about Maggie Cheung; that relationship happened over 20 years ago. If we had had a child, he should be over 20 years old now. This is fate. If I can still remember it clearly, there must be a problem with me; I could be suffering from dementia.”
Yee also revealed that after the breakup, both of them have no intention of working together anymore. “She will not be part of my movie. I think she is more afraid of bumping into each other than I am, look at her now, she’s even left Hong Kong to avoid me.”
Despite being banned in China for its gory scenes, “Shinjuku Incident” has been chosen to be the opening film of Hong Kong International Film Festival. Yee told reporters that he knew the film will not make it through China’s censorship board and thus dared not send it to China.
An avid diver, Yee said he wished to have an early retirement. “I’m making films so that I can dive. Movies making is a tedious and torturous process; from preparations, being the boss, choosing the actors, selecting settings, etc.”
Jackie Chan reveals past relationship with Teresa Tang
International superstar Jackie Chan revealed on a China talk show his past relationship with late Taiwanese pop singer Teresa Tang but chose to marry current wife Lin Feng-jiao in the end because his buddies preferred the latter.
Both Chan and Tang were developing their careers in the United States then and came together naturally for movies and dinners. He said they had a good time together but that lifestyle was not to his liking; he preferred mingling around with a large group of buddies. However, Tang, a noble woman, preferred peace and solitude.
On the other hand, Lin Feng-jiao mixed well with the guys and had their support. “Lin Feng-jiao is better than Teresa Tang. You must marry her.” In the end, Chan forsake Tang for his brothers and married Lin.
Other than the two relationships that he had acknowledged, there is also one rumored relationship with Hong Kong actress Michelle Yim. Chan said he was secretly in love with Yim, already a successful and popular actress, when he was still an unknown actor. He only started pursuit when he became famous and took eight years to win her heart. The relationship, however, ended when he went to Hollywood and met Teresa Tang.
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