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Jeffrey Lau to Make Chinese 'Transformers'
    2008-11-06 11:20:21     CRIENGLISH.com

                                                Hong Kong director Jeffrey Lau. [File Photo: ent .sina.com.cn]

Famous Hong Kong director Jeffrey Lau, known for the 1990's hit series 'A Chinese Odyssey,' starring comedian Stephen Chow, is now surprising audiences with his ambitious dream of making a Chinese version of 'Transformers'.

Hangzhou-based newspaper Metro Express reported Thursday that the director will start shooting his latest science-fiction movie, 'Robot', on the mainland this month.

Lau brewed the idea to make a science-fiction movie ten years ago, and his dream is finally coming true. It is no news to audiences that Lau likes to integrate sci-fi scenes into his movies. In his most recent work, 'A Chinese Tall Story', he used a self-designed spaceship for added effect.

In April this year, Lau partnered with Le TV.com to establish a film company, for which 'Robot' will be the first creation. Zhuo Shunguo from Le TV.com, the investor, said the movie will present a refreshing look at Chinese robots for people who are used to stereotypical Hollywood figures like Spiderman and Superman. He said the Chinese robot, in comparison, would feel closer and more human to audiences, as it is the incarnation of Oriental wisdom and strength.

The film will start shooting on November 19 in Zoumatang, an ancient village in Ningbo, Zhejiang province. Later, the production team will move to Shanghai's landmark structures, including the Oriental Pearl tower and the World Financial Center, to conclude the shooting.

The cast of 'Robot' has not yet been formally announced.

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