The Mermaid is a film that tells the story of a playboy businessman (Deng Chao) who falls in love with a mermaid, Shan (Lin Yun) who was sent to assassinate him. Upon release, this film broke numerous box office records and it will premiere exclusively on CELESTIAL MOVIES (ASTRO Channel 322) on Sunday 2 October at 9pm!
5 things you should know about this show:
1. The Man Behind the film
It is a 2016 Chinese-Hong Kong science-fiction, fantasy, and romantic comedy that was directed, co-written, and co-produced by Stephen Chow. This is his tenth directorial effort.
2. Popularity of the film
The Mermaid was ranked as the No.1 Chinese movie with box office earnings of $7,025,381 in Malaysia and was also the highest-grossing film of all time in China!
3. Inspiration of the film
Stephen Chow was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale of "The Little Mermaid" to produce this film and wanted make it a modern interpretation of the story. Another inspiration came from his childhood, where he lived by the sea and always wondered what life was like under the sea.
4. What Happened Behind-the-Scenes
Deng Chao and Lin Yun ended up eating a total of 150 roasted chickens during a multiple takes of an eating scene just to ensure they got the best quality shot.
5. Moral of the story
Liu Xuan’s development project had a direct impact on the merpeople, killing many of them and he only managed to save Shan by sending her back to the ocean so she could escape from this. Learning from his mistakes, Xuan set up a scholarship for research on environmental protection.
If you would like to watch The Mermaid all over again, please tune in to CELESTIAL MOVIES (ASTRO Channel 322) on Sunday 2 October at 9pm to catch this billion-dollar Chinese blockbuster!
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