• TVB Prepares for Battle! Eric Tsang Invites Andy Lau to Star in New TVB Drama!


      After TVB announced that Director Wong Jing (王晶) had confirmed to produce a mega budget 40-episode drama, it now dishes out another trumph card. TVB majority shareholder, Charles Chan (陳國強) reportedly invited Eric Tsang (曾志偉) to produce a blockbuster drama. Known for his creativity and wide network in the entertainment circle, Eric confirmed that he will use his friendship card to invite Andy Lau (劉德華) to appear in his new TVB drama!

      TVB Prepares For Battle

      With new television stations like CTI and Now TV producing local dramas, TVB is prepared to invest in talents, assets and even enormous amounts of money to continue to reign in the Hong Kong television industry. Although there was news that the approval of CTI’s broadcasting license will be delayed until next year, TVB has already started to prepare for battle.

      There were reports that Charles Chan had invited both Eric and Nat Chan (陳百祥) to join TVB’s management team, but the pair had declined.

      Andy Lau Interested to Act in TVB Drama

      Eric was given a free hand in producing the new TVB drama. He was personally involved in the script writing, selection of film director and choice of actors. Even TVB’s senior production executives, Catherine Tsang (曾勵珍) and Tommy Leung (梁家樹) reportedly were told to co-ordinate with Eric!

      Confirming that he had indeed accepted TVB’s invitation to produce a drama, Eric said, “There are no concrete plans yet. I have many ideas, and I won’t rule out filming ancient or love dramas. I may link it to a movie. Perhaps I will film the movie first, and then continue the story in a 30 to 40 episode drama. It may resemble Laughing Gor: Turning Point <變節> or Tiger Cubs <飛虎>, in which it will air once a week. There are different formats; we can use new directors such as Wong Ching Po (黃精甫) and arrange newcomers to act in the drama.”

      Eric also disclosed that he had plans to ask Andy to appear in the new TVB drama. Eric said, “I did mention to Andy before and he was interested! However, Andy replied, ‘If there is a script that I like, I will consider acting in it.’ It is very natural that an actor will place emphasis on the script. I will think of a script that will move him!”
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      Comments 9 Comments
      1. kevin's Avatar
        I don't recall seeing Andy in a TVB drama, only in movies. Anyone correct me?
      1. shinobi's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
        I don't recall seeing Andy in a TVB drama, only in movies. Anyone correct me?

        only a classic

        http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Andy_Lau
      1. kevin's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by shinobi View Post
        Oh wow, explains why. I wasn't even born when he was stopped filming in TVB series. Thanks for the link. I can't remember his role in "Duke of Mount Deer", unless it's some other one (I'm thinking about the one with Dicky Cheung)
      1. xaznxryux's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
        Oh wow, explains why. I wasn't even born when he was stopped filming in TVB series. Thanks for the link. I can't remember his role in "Duke of Mount Deer", unless it's some other one (I'm thinking about the one with Dicky Cheung)
        he played KangXi to Tony Leung's Wei Shao Bo, among the five tigers of TVB, his stardom skyrocketed after the Return of the Condor Heroes
      1. EvilTofu's Avatar
        He was in a few TVB dramas back in the days, I believe he pretty much had his start in TVB and got fame.

        Still think his version of Duke of Mount Deer with Tony is the best. The return of the Condor Heroes is also one of the best.

        I'm liking what TVB is doing and if Eric is able to do it his way and have the backing and free range on it and having Andy Lau in it, it'll top the ratings for sure...
      1. milky_bb's Avatar
        I'm a great fan....call me a persimist BUT...If it happens...I WILL visit the Empire State Building AND....emmm...just LOOK down!! :-O haha!
        That is hard enough for me!!!
      1. EvilTofu's Avatar
        I think it's a long shot as well but it'll be interesting to see someone like Andy back doing a drama and Eric doing all thing things behind the scenes.. Who knows, there might be more famous people joining or follow as well.
      1. turbobenx's Avatar
        holy....fucking....shit......one of my few favs back in the days.....BRING THE 5 TIGERS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO GO "churn-moon-yun"
      1. rockman3's Avatar
        get Louis Koo also~~
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