Sunday, 19 October 2014

[Media Preview] Clover Films Brings A Line Of Upcoming Great Movies

One of Singapore's leading independent production and distribution of Asian films - Clover Films, releases update on their list of upcoming great movies over a session with bloggers at a blogger event.

A key player in the Singapore movie scene, Clover Films has, since its inception, distributed more than 100 movies. Still remember the record-breaking Jackie Chan blockbuster CZ12, 23:59, The Wedding Diary I & II, Ghost Child and Filial Party? Yes, these are all produced, distributed and marketed by Clover Films! Other high-profile movies are Jay Chou's The Viral Factor, John Woo's Reign of Assassins and The Fierce Wife: Final Episode.

Really love how Kevin presented Clover Films which includes a little humor and interactions in between. During the session, we were also asked to watch some movie trailers from their list of interesting upcoming films!

There's even lucky draw nearing towards the end of the session,

First up in the line is an action movie - Black & White : The Dawn Of Justice (痞子英雄:黎明再起)
Starring: Mark Chao and Lin Gengxin. Viewers can also get to see Huang Bo, Ning Chang and Singapore actor, Christopher Lee in the movie.
Synopsis: Panic spreads the whole city as a series of bomb explosions happen within hours and this is just the beginning of a tight-knit conspiracy. Righteous and impulsive, Wu Ying-Xiong is paired up with the intelligent but arrogant loner Chen Zhen to track down the mastermind behind the bombing incidents. Soon Wu and Chen will discover that the bombings are just the prelude to a massive destruction. Stolen military missiles are now aimed at the Harbour City; moreover, a deadly virus is about to breakout, which is so highly contagious that it can devour the whole world in 14 days. All the chaos is planned by the Nightwalkers—a secret assassination squad which used to serve the highest government officials… (Released on 9th Oct 2014)
  • USD 15M production with top-notch international crew
  • Stunning visuals and adrenaline-pumping actions in 3D!

Next there are two heart-wrenching films released on 16th Oct 2014 - THE GOLDEN ERA (黄金时代) and HAEMOO (海雾).
Synopsis: Xiao Hong was born into a land-owning family in Manchuria. Her mother died when Xiao Hong was young and her estrangement from her tyrannical father sparked a long quest for an independent and emotionally satisfying life. She was rescued from destitution by hard-drinking fellow writer Xiao Jun, but their fraught and competitive relationship brought her more heartache than joy...
Starring: Tang Wei, Feng Shao Feng 
Synopsis: Based on true events, is the story of a group of fishermen who are driven into madness when their attempt to smuggle illegal migrants ends in a horrible tragedy. Six crew members –led by the captain, is the kind-hearted chief engineer ‘Wan-ho’(Moon Sung-geun) who had an eventful life and lives hidden on the boat. To the naive and youngest crew member ‘Dong-shik’(Park Yoochun) who just started working aboard the ship recently– begin their dream of having their boat with a full load of fish. However on the open sea, they are transporting something, it is not meat but human beings! To protect the ship and their livelihoods, Captain ‘Cheol-ju’(Kim Yoon-seok) suggests to his crew members the job in helping to smuggle [stowaways]. Numerous of stowaways who risks their lives and comes across the sea, and the six crew members who are on board a fated boat. Amid that, an unknown ‘sea fog’ to which they cannot see what’s in front of themselves comes down and they become swept into an uncontrollable accident… Trailer:
Starring: Kim Yun-Seok, Park Yoo-Chun, Han Ye-Ri, Moon Sung-Geun, Kim Sang-Ho

Some other upcoming films to look out for (releasing from end October to December) are KUNGFU JUNGLE (一个人的武林); MY GEEKY NERDY BUDDIES (大宅男); DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 (单身男女 2); as well as Thai Horror - THE EYES DIARY.

Starring: Donnie Yen, Wang Bao Qiang, Charlie Yeung
Release Date: 30th Oct 2014

Starring: Jam Hsiao, Maggie Jiang, Xie Na, Da Peng
Release Date: 30th Oct 2014

Starring: Miriam Yeung, Louis Koo, Gao Yuan Yuan, Vic Chou, Daniel Wu
Release date: 13th Nov 2014
Starring: Focus Jirakul, Chonnikan Netjui, Kittisak Patomburana
Release date: 11th Dec 2014

Two local productions will also be expected to release early next year; BRING BACK THE DEAD (招魂) and KING OF MAHJONG (麻雀王).
Synopsis: When her seven-year-old son dies in a tragic road accident, a grieving mother, Jia En (Jesseca Liu), seeks the help of her former caregiver, Mdm Seetoh (Liu Ling Ling), to bring back his soul so he can be ‘by her side’ at home.However, after several strange and deadly occurences in the house, she begins to suspect that there is something amiss with the soul she has brought back. In discovering what has really happened, she unravels the horrific truth … a truth which may cost her her life and the lives of those around her. Trailer: (Jesseca Liu acting was superb in here!)
Starring: Jesseca Liu, Jacko Chiang, Liu Ling Ling, Eelyn Kok

Synopsis: “King of Mahjong” centers on the decade-long feud and eventual reunion of Huang Tian Ba (Mark Lee) and Ah Fatt (Chapman To), two top disciples of legendary mahjong guru, Master Ru. 20 years later, Huang Tian Ba, who is now a world-acclaimed mahjong magnate shows up in Ipoh to challenge Fatt to a final showdown – The International Mahjong King Competition. Despite Huang’s insistence, Fatt declines to join the competition as he is determined and contented to lead the life of a commoner. In a bid to force Fatt into the showdown, Huang abducts Fatt’s wife, Lei Meng Na (Michelle Ye). Fatt has no choice but to join the competition as Huang holds his wife as hostage. On the mahjong table, Fatt and Huang compete as the finalists; Ru Wu Chang’s secret mahjong technique and the truth comes to light as the winner emerges...
Starring: Chapman To, Mark Lee, Michelle Ye, Venus Wong, Adrian Tan, Cheronna Ng, Eric Tsang, Lo Hoi Pang, King-Tan Yuen, Zhu Mi Mi, Siu Yam-Yam, Marcus Chin, Richard Low, Dennis Chew, Patricia Mok, Henry Thia, Jayley Woo, Hayley Woo, Tian Xin

Do follow Clover Films for more updates ya,

Thank you Clover Films for the sharing and the refreshments! =)
I am already looking forward to some of the films mentioned such as The Golden Era (Review up soon), Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 (Because i've watched Part 1) and Bring Back The Dead.

Super love the event photographer for this picture! Taken with Tselyn at the end of the session.