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|Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 6:10 am Post subject: 31 May 2011 <The Great Magician> meet the media
Actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai, who is working with director Derek Yee on the film, "The Great Magician", has praised Yee for being productive, and said he was not comparing him to Wong Kar-wai, the director of "The Grandmasters" which also stars Leung.
Journalists were invited to the set of "The Great Magician" in the suburbs of Beijing on Tuesday, May 31. Leung, who plays the title character, told the media that filming had been fast and pleasant.
"Probably because we were so happy working together. Good time always passes fast," Leung was quoted by Sohu.com as saying.
This remark aroused media questions about whether he was hinting at the lengthy process of "The Grandmasters", which Leung has been involved with for years but has yet to come out.
Leung said he was not making comparisons between Yee and Wong. The latter's 2000 film, "In the Mood for Love", earned Leung a best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival.
"I'm just saying that 'The Great Magician' is such a big movie, which will contain lots of special effects. I thought shooting would take at least half a year, but Derek made it in just two or three months," said Leung.
"The Great Magician" will soon wrap up filming, and is slated for a New Year's release.
In the film, Leung stars as Zhang Xian, a powerful magician living in the early 20th century. Zhang goes abroad to study magic, and when he comes back he discovers his fiancée, played by Zhou Xun, has become a warlord's concubine.
Sean Lau Ching-Wan plays the warlord, with Yan Ni as another one of his concubines
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