Media day was held yesterday on the set of the Pang Bros.' Storm Warriors, which is about to wrap up shooting in Bangkok.
Originally under the working title of Storm Riders II and now called Storm Warriors, the martial arts fantasy stars Ekin Cheng as Wind and Aaron Kwok as Cloud, reprising their roles from 1998's Storm Riders, which was directed by Andrew Lau.
Mugging for the cameras with a little plush doll of the Sina.com eyeball were Kwok and Cheng, as well Nicholas Tse, Charlene Choi, Tang Yan and Kenny Ho. Here's more from China Daily:
[The] Pang Brothers said this upcoming book-to-film action movie is shooting in a completely digitalized realm and ninety percent of the scenes have used computer-animated effects. The total budget is around 100 million yuan, about 146,000 US dollars.
The shooting for the film will be completed within a week. It will be shown on the big screens both in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong at the end of 2009.
Storm Warriors and its predecessor are based on a comic book series titled Fung Wan by artist and writer Ma Wing-shing.
The new live-action fantasy film is in addition to a new animated feature, Storm Rider: Clash of Evils. It's due to be released in cinemas next month. Twitch and Animation Magazine are among the sites that have more on that.
(Photos of Aaron Kwok and Tang Yan from ent.sina.com.cn)