Yesterday, Monday September 4th was supposed to be the day where the acting crew for Li An’s (Ang Lee) new producton, "Se, Jie (Lust, Caution)" suppose to be where the crew will board the airplane to fly to Malaysia. However, besides "Ang’s Favorite" Tang Wei showed up on time, the others were "late." Wang Li-Hong (Leehom Wang) will arrive to Malaysia today, and Leung Chiu-Wai (Tony Leung) still needs to finish the remaining scenes for his other movie, "Shang Cheng (Confession of Pain)". Ang Lee will probably film the scenes containing only scenery or the scenery in the streets. Because of this, "Lust, Caution" will probably postpone their stay in Malaysia. They should return back to Hong Kong and Shanghai around the end of September to continue filming
LEEHOM RETUTNS TO TAPEI TO BEFORE "LUST, CAUTION" FILMING
"Se, Jie (Lust, Caution)" will soon begin their official filming in Malaysia around this week. The scenery for the movie was already exposed yesterday. Many Chinese-Malaysians already knew where filming will take place, but they do not know when Li An (Ang Lee) and the actors will arrive for filming. The training acting lessons for "Lust, Caution" already completed last week, and Wang Li-Hong (Leehom Wang), who was previously in Hong Kong for the training, returned to Taipei. Yesterday Leehom went shopping for home accessories in the Mei Feng Sqare. Because Wang Mama frequently visits Taipei, the filial Leehom decided to buy a new and comfortable bed for his mother. He will soon fly to Malaysia tomorrow for the production.
"Lust" production has been going on successfully. The designers successfully made the the supposedly old and useless building to a flower. The five-story building, that is in a corner of a street was completely made-over. Outside the building the people added in an old Shanghai design etched on a board that is hanging lively in front of the front dors. Many people would stop by and stare at it in awe, feeling as if they were captured into that time period.
Another old warehouse was completely made-over as well. It was transformed into a grocery store. The food, candy, and everything else are real. There are still people adding the finishing touches to the store, and yesterday there were policeman guarding the store.
DOES NOT KNOW WHEN ANG LEE WILL ARRIVE
Beyond the grocery store, between the streets, stands a wall with a painted city. The production crew said that adding a fake city in the background will prevent the real, modern city from appearing on screen. However, they said that they will use real scenery for the background, therefore the wall is just a backup.
Many people will walk up to the set and give the production crew a few questions. The staff answers their question fully, but when asked when will Ang Lee, Leung Chiu-Wai (Tony Leung) and the others will arrive, they all give the same answer: "I don’t know."
The citizens of Malaysia heard that filming for the movie will be extremely low-key and quiet. The government also rented an old motel for filming, but the boss of the motel only knew that there will be a movie filming and does not know anything else.