Powerful Taiwan Movie Production in 2012
Hua Yang Is Formally Introduced To The Media
Heavenly Kings and Queens Join Force For The First Time
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One island for exile
One bright playboys' alley
A story between two blossoming 17-year old geishas and one chivalrous pirate
In an era of unfairness and injustice
People are facing great challenges of humanity and love
Hua Yang, a powerful art thriller movie in 2012, is a huge project directed by Zhou Mei Ling, after her work of Spider Lilies and Drifting Flowers. This project was dominated as The Best Future Production Case in 2008's Tokyo Movie Festival and has received 2009's movie production fund from Taiwan's Media Bureau, with the total investment of NT100 millions and with the most briliant cast, an almost impossible joined force of heavenly kings and queens, including Jerry Yan Cheng Xu , Michelle Chen Yan Xi, and Ivy Chen Yi Han, Joe Zheng with chemistry touching audiences' hearts.
Hua Yang's time of story is set on ancient, which is rare in TW movies in the recent years. Regardless of the freshness of the theme or cast's topicality, Hua Yang has attracted attention from different people. On November 24, Executive Producer, Wang Li Ming, and Director, Zhou Mei Ling, led the 4 major cast members, i.e., Jerry Yan Cheng Xu, Michelle Chen Yan Xi, Ivy Chen Yi Han, Joe Zheng to meet with the media. Zhou Mei Ling said that she's lucky, as the cast selection went surprisingly smooth. The 4 main actors are the No. 1 choice of the roles. Originally, she thought that it was only a dream casually written on a scratch paper, but it ended up anyone she wanted, she got it. She really appreciated the help from the God of Luck. The Creative Director, Wang Wei Zhong, of Wen Chuang Yi Hao, also indicated that he wished Hua Yang would create new vitality and views for TW's future movies.
The cast with 2 main male and female leads really gained the media's attention. This is the first time Jerry Yan Cheng Xu has worked with Joe Zhang. After 8 years, Jerry Yan Cheng Xu will once again film a movie, playing a chivalrous pirate. In the movie, there will be a lot of action scenes. Other than having taken kungfu classes recently, Jerry Yan Cheng Xu has also focused on providing input on his image in the movie, hopefully to completely overturn his previous prince image on screen in the past, being manly and rough. However, the Director and Executive Producer continuously emphasized, no matter how manly, he needs to look handsome. Regarding the final outcome, audiences can decide whether he looks both manly and handsome after the images are finalized.
This is Joe Zheng's first movie. He will play a musician in the movie, who is good at4 to 5 different kinds of musical instruments. Therefore, he has especially taken lessons with the master, Chen Ming Zhang. Joe Zheng joked that he had got a new favorite recently and that's the Yue-Qin which he had been holding in his arms on a daily basis. After practising day after day, he deeply understands the feelings of having callus.
After Hear Me two years ago, Michelle Chen Yan Xi and Ivy Chen Yi Han played two sisters again. In the movie, they will play a pair of geisha sisters. They have also started training in physical movement technique and singing. Different from the sign language training 2 years ago, they both feel that it's more difficult for the training they are having now, not mentioning the time of the story is ancient. Therefore, even the way they talk and move will be different, especially when they are getting popular these two years that it's a big challenge how to learn with their hectic schedules.
Hua Yang's filming in preparation now, and the filming will locate all over places, such as Matsu, Kinmen, Kaohsiung, Tainan, etc...
However, when the 4 main cast members presented on stage,Yan Cheng Xu (Jerry Yan) displayed a serious face and lacked interaction with the other 3, and it made the situation slightly awkward. His agent indicated that he had IV drip a few days ago due to fever, and he didn't sleep well the night before due to his stomache, therefore, he looked serious on stage.
When taking classes together, Yan Cheng Xu has developed good mutual understanding and relationship with the other 3 cast members. With Chen Yi Han who will have quite a lot of scenes with him, he described her as as naive and happy as a little sun. He said, "I thought of the old me when seeing her."