Hong Kong producer Stephen Shiu Jr has one of the most popular booths at Filmart thanks to his slate of hot 3D movies and teaser demonstration of 4D Sex And Zen.
Shiu produced 3D Sex And Zen: Extreme Ecstasy which was the top-grossing local film in Hong Kong last year, grossing more than $5m. He is now prepping the sequel, Sex And Zen II: 4D Sexecution, which is being made for D-Box cinemas with motion simulators in the seats.
“Golden Harvest has already installed D-Box in its Mongkok cinema and is planning to roll out the technology across its circuit of 150 theatres,” Shiu explains. “We just have to prepare a special soundtrack that sends digital signals to the seats.”
Before he unleashes 4D sex on the world, Shiu’s China 3D Digital Entertainment is producing another erotic film, Dong Guan Wood, based on the hit internet novel which is being lined up for release over the National Day holidays in October. “This year the holiday lasts eight days so we hope mainland tourists will have time to come and see the film,” Shiu said.
Shiu is also developing several 3D films outside the erotic genre, including $20m action romance Iceman Cometh, to be co-directed by Donnie Yen and 3D Sex And Zen director Christopher Sun. Yen will also star in the film, which is scheduled to start shooting in July. Beijing-based Wanda Media is on board as a co-producer.
Already a hot seller on Shiu’s slate is 2D romance Together, also starring Yen and two stars from Taiwanese mega-hit You Are The Apple Of My Eye – Michelle Chen and Ko Chen-tung. The film, which starts shooting today (March 21), is co-produced by Beijing-based Joy Media Group.