Was it exhausting to take such a beloved collection and make that transition to the massive display? Was that intimidating contemplating the fanbase he had?
“Sure, it is fairly troublesome, as a result of for comics and cartoons, it is only a drawing, so if you wish to make it stay motion within the motion pictures, it is actually very troublesome. So me and Andrew thought of it so much earlier than agreeing to make a film out of it. I needed to make a very distinctive movie. However for the market, we had a comic book and we had a cartoon which had been each very talked-about, so it was simple to catch the viewers. It’s a must to put one thing on the market that the viewers actually needs. That is the primary factor for me. »
Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou [who plays the lead role] is a little bit of a teen idol; how did he get entangled?
“Jay Chou could be very attention-grabbing. The producers requested if we needed to audition him for the half, however he is nonetheless the primary individual we considered. The funds for Preliminary D was very huge, so it was good to have a star who’s so fashionable in China and Hong Kong. Jay Chou was the primary individual we considered, and after interviewing him, Andrew and I additionally thought Jay Chou was essentially the most appropriate individual for the character.
How a lot had been the actors really driving, and the way a lot had been they stuntmen?
“Earlier than filming, we held a studying session for the actors, however throughout filming, we additionally checked the security points with the actors. We let the actors do a few of the drift racing that was a bit simpler. After so many rehearsals, they preferred it so much. They at all times requested me to do it themselves, however I did not allow them to, as a result of it was really fairly harmful.
With the success of Preliminary Dis there a plan for a sequel?
“So many individuals are asking this query, together with traders! However I’ve already answered it: it’s totally simple to make a sequel to Preliminary D; you simply have the primary character challenged by one other group of individuals. It’s simple to do. However filming the automotive chase can be fairly troublesome for the sequel, as a result of Andrew and I do not wish to use so many infographics with the movie. We do not need the pc to do every little thing! What is the level in that? »
by Alan Mak The prosecutor is at the moment in theaters. Preliminary D is now out there to stream on Netflix.