Wang Kar-wai’s new film ‘Pushpa’ for shooting in July – different2 min read
Hong Kong’s Atiur Wang Kar-wai’s new film “Blossoms” is going to start shooting at the Hengidian World studio in mainland China from July. The production is said to have rented space at an extensive studio in coastal Hejiang Province for 11 months from May this year to March 2021.
The news is the latest indication that mainland China film production has become inland again after the coronavirus shut down, far ahead of the rest of the world.
“Blooms” will be Wang’s first film since 2013’s “The Grandmaster” and his eleventh in more than three decades. It tells the story of the transformation of Jin Yucheng’s subcontinental novel into a few writers who are direct writers in the local dialect of the Shankhain, and the search for a young man’s position and romance in the bright years of China’s 1990s.
Wang has previously told the film as a deep personal return to his hometown of Shanghai that he has been developing the script for the past five years. Hengidian Studios is about 90 minutes away from the metropolis.
“Let’s guess how long it will take for director Wong to shoot this time,” joked to Helmer’s famous slow execution rate fun China entertainment news website Mtime.
It took 15 months to create his iconic “for the mood of love”, while “2046” took about five years. The 1994 martial arts epic “Ashes of Time” was shot in the desert for two years, when the 2013 “The Grandmaster” Wang project was published 15 years after it was first launched.
In addition to the movie version, Wong is also preparing an adaptation of a 30-episode online series of the same novel for Tencent Video, which will also be called “Blossoms”. It will be directed by Helmer Shen Yan of the popular Chinese TV serial Adaptation 2017 series “The First Half of My Life”, a romance novel from Hong Kong. According to documents posted by Chinese media, it was supposed to officially start shooting its own six months in April.