It had been close to a month that Di Ren Jie had been shooting. Seizing Dragon Boat Festival, Andy Lau and Li Bingbing went home to rest. Director Tsui Hark would have to continue as he basically slept only 2 hours everyday. On 1 June, the film’s draft designs were exposed as according to the art department, Tsui Hark had the intention of making this film into the China version of Lord of the Rings (LOTR).
For all to know, Tsui is an expert in wuxia film, this will be his first in five years. Tsui is also an expert in story telling, especially those mystery and imaginary stories as there are no boundaries.
Earlier it was reported that Di Ren Jie would have the elegant scenes of James Bond, the investigation scenes of Sherlock Holmes. With regards to such descriptions, Tsui Hark would not answer them and the arts department which in charge of the film’s special effects also does not want to confirm on this.
They said that investigation scenes of Sherlock Holmes is the correct description, but the effects would not be James Bond alike as the visual effects of James Bond is not grand enough, the atmosphere and feel of Di Ren Jie would be more similar to magical huge production LOTR. In addition, the mystery part would be something like Gui Cui Deng novels.
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