25 Sep - Hong Kong superstar Louis Koo and Taiwanese beauty Barbie Hsu were in town yesterday to promote their latest movie "Connected." Also present was director Benny Chan, who last gave Malaysians "Invisible Target" in July 2007.
Speaking at a press conference held at One World Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, the renowned filmmaker whose credits include "New Police Story" and "Rob B Hood", was happy to share his experience in making "Connected," a remake of Hollywood's 2004 title "Cellular." According to him, the most stressful part of the whole production was to deal with the editing. Since all the scenes and takes were done separately for both actors, Benny said the problem arises when he could not decide which scenes to edit first. When Warner Bros first told director Benny about remaking "Cellular," he couldn't be happier but he wanted to make it bigger and better.
There were difficulties in terms of getting permission to film on the streets from the authorities but the cast and crew were determined to make the best out of it. Preferring to perform his own stunts, Louis explained that he wanted the effects to look more realistic. Fans of Louis can breathe a sigh of relief, as the actor revealed he was not seriously hurt on set, only minor cuts and bruises here and there.