Producer Peter Chan and director Lau Wai Keung, accompanied by cast members Huang Xiaoming, Li Yuchun, Shawn Yue, Jing Boran and Pu Baji attended a news conference for the wuxia drama "The Guillotines". [Photo: Mtime.com]
The production company behind the 3-D wuxia drama "The Guillotines" held a news conference to promote the upcoming film yesterday, Mtime.com reports.
Producer Peter Chan and director Lau Wai Keung, accompanied by cast members Huang Xiaoming, Li Yuchun, Shawn Yue, Jing Boran and Pu Baji attended the event. The film is scheduled to open in cinemas on December 20.
A one-minute trailer was also released, which gave the audiences a glimpse of each of the leading actors, although the guillotines, the mysterious assassination weapons were not shown.
Lau said that the film was originally shot in 2-D format in an effort to avoid the strict limitations of 3-D shooting. After the completion of the 2-D shooting, Chan and Lau chose Vision Globale, a Canadian special effects company, to transform the 2-D version into 3-D format. The cost is as high as 3.5 million Canadian dollars.
Set in the period of the Qing Emperor Qianlong, the film revolves around a secretive organization called The Guillotines which is composed of young martial arts masters who carry out the government's orders to kill those who oppose it.
"The Guillotines" completed shooting last October and now is in post-production stages.
By Liu Shuai
The new trailer of the film "The Guillotines" [Video courtesy of Mtime.com]