If I were to be honest, I don’t think I have been a huge fan/supporter of the local film industry. Probably because I can’t relate very well to the local sense of humor, which unfortunately everything seems very lame/fake to me, or I find them all “sama, sama” (same, same in Malay). If you are a movie/tv junkie like I am, you can certainly tell which films are produced from which country based on their plot, style etc.
So Hong Kong is rather known for our (I’m still born in Hong Kong afterall, will always be a partial home to me..haha) police/crime/gangster classics. The whole police vs lawbreakers/triads relationship seems to be more seductive, probably due to the high adrenaline tenuous border between the two. So why only Hong Kong? Can’t we also produce something good and new in the Singapore’s film scene apart from the usual naggy parents who wants their kids to score A1, kids who cry too much in every other scene or something that only Singaporeans can relate to instead of going more international?
So recently the media has been talking, there’s an upcoming movie that just kick started its production. “Re:Solve 决义案” is gonna be the first police action thriller in Singapore! This feature film will be directed by Randy Ang, who happens to be a friend and also an alumnus from the same design school I attended a couple of years back. Extra props for that! But anyway, personally I am looking forward to this because finally we Singaporeans have something that is not sappy/lame/with boring family plot/too localized for international audience…but actually exciting enough to emerge from the Asian cinema that we can proudly call our own!
Anyways, there’s Sunny Pang and two really hot Taiwanese leads, Chris Lee 李至正 and Mico Chang 张玮纯 to look out for in the movie too. Of course there are familiar local faces of the Singapore TV scene too. (oh..psst..friends from our local twittersphere will notice a familiar name/face too! *coughs*) Not gonna share more but do like their facebook page here if you want to be updated on the progress and look at more pictures/videos! Can’t wait to be back from Beijing for its premiere!
disclaimer: I wish I’m paid to write this but no I wasn’t..haha..just genuinely looking forward to the movie (haha setting such high expectations eh? lol just kidding) and supporting my friends+local industry as a whole!