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In 2002, the Hong Kong film market was sluggish and many investors He didn't dare to invest in filming. It is said that Liu Weiqiang decided to start filming "Infernal Affairs" at that time. Knowing that the crew was insufficient in production costs, Andy Lau offered to lower the film's remuneration and took the filming at a 20% discount. Unexpectedly, "Infernal Affairs" exploded, with a cumulative box office of 55 million yuan, becoming the box office champion of the year, and "Infernal Affairs" has become a milestone in Hong Kong movies, and it cannot be surpassed so far.
Nowadays, the film industry has been hit hard again. Almost all productions are "stopped", and all the cast members in front of and behind the stage are in a state of hand-stopping. Next month, "Seven Saints" directed by Ma Chucheng will start filming. Andy Lau, who will play "Monkey King" for the first time in "Seven Saints", will play two roles in one person. This time he will also be the producer of the film.
It is reported that this time Andy Lau’s remuneration exceeded 25 million, and the production fee was also in the millions. Andy Lau knew that the production cost was tight. In order to ensure the quality of the work, Andy Lau, who has two positions, decided to charge only one manpower this time, waive the production supervision fee, and put the money on production to help cover the cost of the film. This time, the preliminary preparations alone will last three months, and it is expected that the filming will officially start in May. , The shooting time is about 3 months.
And another actor, Aaron Kwok will start shooting It is reported that Aaron Kwok, who has always been very supportive of local movies, is willing to cut his salary by 30%. Originally, his salary was more than 25 million Hong Kong dollars, and after a 30% discount, it was about 17.5 million yuan.The producer of "Disconnected" and the crew also reduced the price together, with the goal of being able to work for everyone.
In recent years, Aaron Kwok, who has always been seeking breakthroughs, likes to work with new directors very much. As long as the script can impress him, the pay is not big.The problem, in a special period, he hopes to contribute to Hong Kong.
Currently, only the movie "Hand-rolled Cigarettes" starring Lin Jiadong in Hong Kong is still being filmed. Lin Jiadong, the actor of the new director Chen Jianlang's "Hand-rolled Cigarettes" for this zero pay performanceIt means that the pay will wait until the movie makes money. It is reported that Lin Jiadong, who is also the actor of the Academy Awards, paid about 8 million yuan for the film. Lin Jiadong said that now everyone wants to make a good movie. If there is a good script, he will definitely take over the film regardless of the amount of salary.
Generally speaking, the production of movies cannot be postponed. As long as the actor's schedule is over, the film company must make up the money in accordance with the overtime regulations. However, this time many people are willing to suspend work and wait for no delay. The "Polar Search and Rescue" starring Donnie Yen was launched in Changbai Mountain in December last year. The crew decided to suspend filming and will postpone the filming until November. However, Donnie Yen was willing to adjust the schedule for the crew and said that he would not charge an extension fee.
Filming of "G Storm" starring Louis Koo, Zhang Zhilin and Zheng Jiaying started at the end of last year, and there are still many scenes left unsold. The same goes for "Century Storm" directed by Peng Fa, starring Wu Zhenyu and Zhang Zhaohui. /p>
In addition, Taiwanese actor Zhao Youting took the film "Qing Ya Ji" with a 40% discount, and received about 3.5 million yuan. Now he has returned to Hengdian to start work. In short, this time facing difficulties, the entertainment industry will work together. Difficulty.