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Johnnie To's Next Project Is a Trilogy Thriller
    2007-08-31 19:35:26     CRIENGLISH.com
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Hong Kong director Johnnie To on Thursday attends the press release of trilogy thriller "Ghost Blows Out the Light" in Beijing. [Photo: sina.com.cn]

Not long after receiving the invitation from Venice, Johnnie To couldn't wait to kick off his next project, a trilogy thriller adopted from a popular online novel "Ghost Blows Out the Light".

During a press release held in Beijing on Thursday, the Shanghai-based Meridian Pictures Group was confirmed as having successfully purchased the film adoption rights to the novel. It plans to narrate the story in three movies. Jonnies To was invited to supervise the shooting of the trilogy.

Meanwhile, the director will choose to direct one of the three pieces. Johnnie To told the website Sina that he would make his decision depending on the screenplay, which hasn't been finished yet.

Mainland actors Li Bingbing, Gao Yuanyuan, Li Xiaoran and Sun Honglei attended the press release. The director didn't reveal who will star in the trilogy.
Internet celebrity Xiao Pang or Little Fatty also appeared at the event. The Shanghai boy was previously rumored will land a leading role in the story, though this hasn't been confirmed by the director yet.

The novel "Ghost Blows Out the Light" debuted as a smash hit on the Internet back in March last year, and was later released in printed form in October. It tells a story about two grave robbers seeking hidden treasure.
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