The film is using two different casts, and both versions are currently shooting in Hong Kong.
It is the directorial debut from Bigfoot Group Chairman Michael Gleissner, and is a psychological thriller about a newly-made millionaire who, in typical Hitchcockian fashion, plots the murder of his wife. Mr Gleissner also wrote the screenplay and conceptualized the unique English-Chinese approach. He will be directing both versions.
Elliot Tong, who worked on Stephen Chow's "Shaolin Soccer" and "Kung Fu Hustle" and Kwan's "The Accident" is producing the Chinese version of the film.
Madelana Chan, who served as casting director on the film, has said that the Mandarin version aims to promote a creative and vivid way of learning the language. Rather than studying a course, viewers are meant to watch and absorb words and expressions.
Bigfoot CEO Kacy Andrews has said that they want to make films that respect the markets in which they are being promoted, rather than relying on crude dubbing or subtitling.
Bigfoot Entertainment is the parent company of the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT), located in the Philippines. IAFT invited film and communication students from any tertiary school or university to apply for an internship on the set of the production in Hong Kong.
Shooting began March 27th 2006 and wraps in May. The films are scheduled for release in 2007.