Although the teaser for the big budget Feng Sheng/ The Sound of Wind, or the Message , showed only about two seconds of each big-name actor, what it did show was startling for its graphic content (for a mainland movie), and Zhang Hanyu (the actor who was receiving punishment in the teaser) said that this was the tip of the iceberg only. But it should be all worth it come release time, because it expects a huge box office.
People raised the question about the lack of film classification system in China, and whether due to this problem there would be cuts. Producer Wang Zhonglei said there would not be edits made to the film due to blood, saying that they discussed with the board, nothing was gratuitous, and it was an integral part of the movie.
This movie is targeted for a National Holiday release, on October where it will be battling it out with The Great Cause of Founding the Nation, an even more star-studded event (I’ll be posting more on that film later…the number of celebs in it is eye-popping).
Wang Zhonglei said that last year in China the National Holiday domestic box office was around 400 million yuan. This year he expects it to be around 500 million yuan, and that Feng Sheng should be able to get 200 million of that (~30 million USD).