Famous Hong Kong artiste Raymond Wong has mentioned he’s pleased with the Ip Man films (2008 to 2019) for making it massive all the way in which to the United States and Europe.
Wong, 76, made the feedback in an interview with the Chinese media just lately, within the run-up to the twenty fifth anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule on July 1.
He is each an actor and producer well-known for films such because the Happy Ghost sequence (1984 to 2011) and All’s Well, Ends Well sequence (1992 to 2020).
Wong mentioned that he had determined to use actor Donnie Yen, who can also be a martial artist, in his films when Hong Kong movies had been allowed to enter the China market by co-production in 2004.
They went on to make films resembling Dragon Tiger Gate (2006), Flash Point (2007) and Ip Man, which was primarily based on the lifetime of a grandmaster of the martial artwork wing chun and instructor of gongfu actor Bruce Lee.
The first Ip Man film in 2008 was the primary Hong Kong movie to break the 100 million yuan barrier at China’s field workplace, main to three sequels and a spin-off movie.
Wong mentioned the flicks additionally did effectively within the West, thereby selling China’s gongfu tradition to the remainder of the world.
“When Donnie Yen went to the US and Europe, they addressed him as Ip Man as an alternative of his actual title,” Wong mentioned.
“The US has Iron Man, whereas China has Ip Man,” he mentioned, referring to the recognition of each franchises.
Wong additionally mentioned that the primary All’s Well, Ends Well film in 1992 broke a number of box-office information and stays one of the vital ceaselessly broadcast movies on tv.
The film had a star-studded forged, together with Stephen Chow, Maggie Cheung, Sandra Ng and the late Leslie Cheung.
As for the enduring scene of Wong and Ng nearly kissing on the finish of the movie, it was Wong who steered that the onlooker actors faux to gag. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network