Tauted as the best cop-robber film in 10 years, “Cold War” is packed with a star studded cast consisting Aaron Kwok (郭富城), Tony Leung (梁家辉), Aarif Lee (李治廷), Eddie Yu (彭于晏) and Charlie Yeung (杨采妮). Andy Lau (刘德华) will also make a guest appearance in the film.
Both film directors Longman Leung (梁乐民) and Sunny Luk (陆剑青) vow to produce the most authentic Hong Kong film. “Cold War” boosts a top-notch filming crew from Hollywood film “Batman”. To present a flawless film to the audiences, “Cold War” also hired a high quality team for its wardrobe selection, editing and background music. Director Sunny Luk confidently expressed that “Cold War” would be as good as Hollywood films.
To present more realistic scenes, the four actors (Aaron, Tony, Aarif, Eddie) in the film will dubbed their own voices in the Chinese version. The film was initially dubbed by voice artists, but the directors were not satisfied with the effects.
Speaking about the reasons why he asked the actors to dub their voices instead, Director Leung said, “Firstly, it provides a more realistic image as the actors had experienced the filming environment and the atmosphere. Secondly, it will increase the quality of the film.”
As some of the actors are not native Chinese speakers, the directors specially flew in professional voice artists from Beijing to teach the actors the accurate Chinese pronunciation and voice dubbing to portray different emotions.
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Unlike previous Hong Kong crime thriller films, “Cold War” will focus on the internal strife between the top police officers. Both lead actors, Aaron and Tony praised the script and theme of the film.
Aaron said, “I was excited when I read the script. I was also moved by the creativity of our Hong Kong people. A new force has finally appeared.”
Tony also added on, “It’s been a long time since we see an authentic and local Hong Kong film.”
“Cold War” is slated to premier on 18 October 2012 in Hong Kong, China and in various countries.