Sammo Hung won the award, Asia Best Supporting Male Actor
<My Kingdom> sold successfully overseas
22nd March 2011, 09:33AM
Source: Phoenix Entertainment
Recently, a series of event of the 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival officially started at the exhibition hall in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Director Gao Xiao Song, Action Director Sammo Hung along with Main Actor, Han Geng appeared at the Asian Film Awards Ceremony on the 21st of March. They were there to promote the legendary action love film, <My Kingdom> which is expect to be released during the summer season. That day, not only did the overseas sales of <My Kingdom> was hot, their Action Director, Sammo Hung won the award, Asia Best Supporting Male Actor. This can be called as double happiness.
Overseas film dealers rush to purchase screening rights of this legendary action love film
There were more than 500 film companies from more than 50 countries who gathered at the Hong Kong International Film Exhibition. The legendary action love film, <My Kingdom> directed by Gao Xiao Song, actions directed by Sammo Hung and acted by Han Geng, Wu Chun and Barbie Hsu (Da S) was successful just on the first day as it attracted lots of attention just at the moment it was revealed. To participate in the film exhibition, the promotional team specially designed the promotion page and it got published as the front cover of the official magazine, <Screen> at the Hong Kong International Festival.
According to introduction of <My Kingdom>’s overseas distribution company, Celestial Pictures, many overseas film dealers have already been paying close attention to <My Kingdom>. Although the film is still in its tight schedule of post production, it is still attracting a lot of enquires from large number of film dealers. On the first day of the exhibition, it had already successfully got 3 countries to sign the sale contract. The dealers from the different countries were optimistic about the talented new director and the strong combination of talented idol actors and actresses. Many film dealers expressed their interests to purchase the screening rights on the spot after watching the 12 minutes trailer of <My Kingdom>. The local and overseas’ film dealers were amazed of the breakthrough in performances and the exciting fighting scenes of Wu Chun, Han Geng and Barbie Hsu (Da S) in the trailer. What’s more, there were overseas film dealers who praised that Han Geng and Wu Chun are the younger version of ‘Jackie Chan’ and ‘Jet Li’.
With supports from <My Kingdom>, Sammo Hung won the Best Supporting Male Actor Award
On the 21st of March, the 5th Asia Film Awards Ceremony officially commenced. Director Gao Xiao Song, Action Director Sammo Hung and Main Actor Han Geng represented the filming crew of <My Kingdom> and appeared on the red carpet at awards ceremony. Not only the overseas sales of the film did well, action director, Sammo Hung was also nominated as the Best Supporting Male Actor for <IP Man 2>, in addition that Da S is getting married soon, so they all looks happy and energetic. The tough combination of the two directors and handsome main actor of <My Kingdom> also became the crew with the highest popularity at the red carpet that night.
During the awards ceremony, both directors, Gao Xiao Song and Sammo Hung along with main actor, Han Geng went on stage to present the award, Best Arts Director Award of the Asia Film Awards Ceremony. When they were on the stage, they also did not forget to promote their new film, <My Kingdom>. Main actor, Han Geng also generously performed his new song. That night, Sammo Hung’s exciting performance in <IP Man 2> won him, the Best Supporting Male Actor Award among all the other talented nominees. He exclaimed that it was a surprise and it was really exciting! After the awards ceremony ended, DirectorGao joked: ‘I hope that when we come next year, we won’t be just receiving the Best Supporting Male Actor Award, <My Kingdom> wants to get the Best Action Design Award as well!’
Han Geng appeared at Hong Kong Film Festival with huge popularity
This trip along with <My Kingdom>’s filming crew to Hong Kong Film Festival, it was Han Geng’s first appearance as an actor at an international exhibition. Only a year since he was back in the country, Han Geng already had an impressive result in his singing career. Other than that, Han Geng also got named as the most anticipated actor at the Hua Ding Awards. This appearance Han Geng made at the Hong Kong Film Festival, once again proved the formidable popularity of this quality idol in Asia. According to report, when Han Geng arrived in Hong Kong that day, fans from Hong Kong gathered at the airport for his arrival and once caused some disorder at the airport. During the Asia Film Awards Ceremony that night, large numbers of fans were at the red carpet screaming and supporting which strengthens the appearance and participation of the crew of <My Kingdom>.
When talking about his experience while filming <My Kingdom>, Han Geng said excitedly: ‘This is the first time I’m filming a movie in the real sense of the word and I learnt a lot of things. Director Gao Xiao Song is really talented and is a person with a lot of ideas. After this collaboration then I realized that his professional is actually a movie director. He is really good at stimulating the actor’s creativity and is especially thankful for this opportunity.’ This newcomer in the film industry admitted that he is really looking forward to the screening of <My Kingdom> this year. ‘Being an actor is my dream since young, I hope that when the movie was screened, everyone would call me Actor Han Geng.’
According to introduction, the legendary action love film, <My Kingdom> is still undergoing the final editing. The production crew specially flew to America for editing and post production, only to make sure that the special effects during the fighting scenes can be real and amazing. When Director Gao Xiao Song and Main Actor Han Geng completed their promotional schedule in Hong Kong, they will rush over to Sanya to attend Da S’s wedding, and to give their blessings for this film’s main actress.
Source: Phoenix Entertainment
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