with Seoul Raiders!” was
the battle cry from Jack Neo, local film
extraordinaire, during the “I DO I
DO” Press conference’s Good
Luck Yu Sheng Session at Noble House on
1st February 2005 with his film production
cast: Adrian Pang, Sharon Au, Allan Wu and
year, Jack Neo’s J team has came up
with a film about the romance scene in Singapore.
After touching on the local financial pressure,
pressure that kids feel and even the all
out comedy Liang Po Po, Director Jack Neo
felt it’s time to move on to another
genre and this time, romance is in the air.
the trailer that was provided to the media,
although the film seems to be a reflection
of the Singapore society again, the storyline
should be a fairly simple and routine one.
Ugly underachiever falls for pretty successful
girl who has eyes only for one handsome
hunk, resulting in that age-old sage of
‘All that glitter is not gold’.
J Team is funny man, Adrian Pang. Jack Neo
mentioned that he had always wanted to work
with Adrian ever since the director saw
his performance in “Forever Fever”.
However the gap between Mediaworks and Mediacorp
had not allowed the partnership to formulate
until late last year. In “I DO I DO”,
Adrian portrayed a truck driver who is trying
to improve himself to win the heart of Sharon
Au. Not an easy task as Adrian who is fluent
in English and terrible in Mandarin had
to do a 180 degree turnaround to perform
as an uneducated man trying to learn English
from a pretty 16-year-old Caucasian teacher.
the topic switches to the kissing scenes
in the film, director Jack Neo quickly points
out that it was hard work as Sharon’s
kissing on camera is no better than a dead
fish. He even started querying if she knows
how to kiss in real life which Sharon assures
everyone present that she is a way better
kisser when the camera is not on her.
Sharon then moved the focus back to the
film itself and provided the reason why
she participated in this film. She felt
that Singaporean girls, especially from
what she had noticed from her friends, have
rather unrealistic views and high expectations
about their potential spouses. Therefore
she would like to use her character in this
film to warn those eligible successful career
women, who are not doing all that well in
their love life, to lower their unreasonably
high expectations on their other half.
pretty much in tune with the government’s
concern with fewer marriages and the declining
birthrates in Singapore. However when Sharon
was queried on her martial status, she replied
she was too busy with work to contemplate
marriage at this point of time.
of the cast ‘complained’ that
during filming, not only did they have to
perform under a tight time constraint; they
often found the scripts changed only when
they arrived at the filming set. Marcus
Chin commented that after a while, they
realized that they don’t even need
a script and all of them simply wait for
instructions from Jack Neo at the filming
set. He even compared Jack Neo’s directing
technique to the likes of world-renowned
director Wong Kar Wai who never used a script
for his films.
Both “I DO I Do” and Wong Kar
Wai’s award winning “Chung King
Express” films were filmed in a very
short span of time.
by the success of Kung Fu Hustle and impressed
by the computer-generated graphics, Jack
Neo made his computer graphics debut with
I DO I DO. However the budget of special
effects are nowhere near Kung Fu Hustle,
so he enlisted help from a Malaysia special
effects team to create these CGI special
effects to enhance the viewing pleasures
and hopefully draw heartier laughter from
come 8 February, the audience has the power
to vote for which film to stay on the top
of the Box Office for the Chinese New Year
Film of 2005. Nope you can’t SMS or
call to vote, and Yes, you can only buy
a ticket to support the film. Would it be
Hong Kong’s “Seoul Raiders”,
our local production “I DO I DO”?
all up to you now!
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