4 Mar – It has been nearly four months since Donnie Yen's action flick "The Iceman Cometh 3D" began filming, but it seems that not much has been done.
As reported on Popular Asians website, Donnie's co-star, Eva Huang compared Donnie to Wong Kar Wai, exclaiming, "We haven't filmed much. I don't even know when we're going to be done. I feel like I'm doing a Wong Kar Wai film!"
The actress stated, "A significant amount of scenes have to be filmed in Beijing but the crew is not even near to completing the Hong Kong scenes. And some previous scenes that were filmed in the Tsing Ma Bridge and Central also had to be re-shot."
The actress stated that with the film's current shooting pace, the film may end up exceeding its initial HKD100 million production budget.
Justifying the delay, the "Ip Man" actor, who also serves as the film's action choreographer revealed to the media, "The crew had just completed a seven-minute fight scene that took ten days to film. The director and I have high demands and that is why the scene took so long to film."
"The Iceman Cometh 3D" is a loose remake of the 1989 film of the same name, which starred Yuen Biao, Maggie Cheung and Yuen Wah.
In the 2013 version, Donnie plays a Ming Dynasty general who accidentally travelled to the future while on the run from a royal guard, (played by Wang Baoqiang). Both Donnie and Baoqiang's character end up in present-day Hong Kong, where Donnie meets Eva Huang's character.
The comedy action film is directed by Law Wing Cheong and produced by Wong Kin Sun.