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Ne Zha

a.k.a. East Ocean Odyssey
(Chinese title: Da Nao Dong Hai)

(Post Production)


Release Date:  2017
Language:  Mandarin Chinese
Production Company:  Film Carnival Production Company
Producers:  Lou Xiaolou, Lou Xiaodong, Stanley Wing Siu, Jessica Kam
Director:  Jeffrey Lau
Screenplay:  Jeffrey Lau
Cinematography: 
Action Director:  Stephen Tung
Visual Effects:  Jeff Kleiser, Jim Rygiel
Music:  He Muyang
Editing:  Gabriella Cristiani
Sound:  Ethan Van der Ryn
Category:  Action / Fantasy
Country:  China
Principal Filming:  March-May 2016
Cast:  (surnames are in color)
Ne Zha  ....   Leo Wu
Li Jing  ....   Zhang Fengyi
Yin Rong  ....   Michelle Yeoh
Master Tai Yi  ....   Winston Chao
East Dragon King  ....   Bao Guo'an
Ying Zhu  ....   Jike Junyi
Jin Zha  ....   Gao Shengwu
Mu Zha  ....   Hong Huiliang
Yao Guang  ....   Xing Fei
Master Tai Jia  ....   Collin Chou
North Dragon King  ....   Li Jun
West Dragon King  ....   Li Wenbo
South Dragon King  ....   Zhang Chunzhong
Ao Bing  ....   Jiang Chao
...  ....   Andy On
...  ....   Danny Chan


Michelle Yeoh

Zhang Fengyi

Leo Wu

Winston Chao

Bao Guo'an


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(01/27/17)


autographed character design sketches
(1) Michelle Yeoh   (2-3) Zhang Fengyi   (4) Leo Wu



(1) Michelle, Zhang Fengyi, Gao Shengwu (Flower Gao)   (2) Leo Wu

(12/23/16) Another set of character posters.



(12/18/16) Film Carnival Production Company released the first set of film stills.






(11/19/16) Ne Zha Character posters.





posters being displayed at the Times Square New York City


(08/06/16) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE!!

(05/30/16) Filming of East Ocean Odyssey wrapped on May 28 in Ningbo.


(1-2) slide show at the film wrapping dinner


off-set photos during production

(05/02/16) More set photos from East Ocean Odyssey:




(04/08/16)


photos from film set


Michelle with child actors


(04/05/16) Majority of the filming will be taking place in Xiangshan Film and Television City in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province and surrounding areas.


photo at right: (from left) Leo Wu (plays Ne Zha), director Jeffrey Lau, Michelle (plays Ne Zha's mother), Taiwanese actor Winston Chao (Ne Zha's Taoist master), Chinese actor Zhang Fengyi (plays Ne Zha's father), Cinese actress Xing Fei, ... ...


filming set constructed in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province

(03/25/16) Michelle has joined the cast of East Ocean Odyssey (a.k.a. "Ne Zha", Chinese title: "Da Nao Dong Hai", direct translation: "Battle in the East Sea"), a 3D costumed action fantasy based on stories of Ne Zha, a deity/Chinese legendary figure. The film, directed and written by Hong Kong director Jeffrey Lau (A Chinese Odyssey, East Meet West 2011), began shooting in Mainland China this month.   (image at left: an early teaser poster (2015))

Ne Zha will be played by the 16 year old Chinese actor Leo Wu (Wu Lei, coincidentally, his first screen role - when he was 5 - was boy Ne Zha in a TV series). Michelle and veteran Chinese actor Zhang Fengyi (The Emperor and the Assassin, Red Cliff) will play Ne Zha's parents, Lady Yin and General Li Jing.

Director and scriptwriter Jeffrey Lau said he wanted to convey traditional Chinese family values through the film.

Visual effect team will be led by Jeff Kleiser whose previous work included X-Men: The Last Stand and Fantastic Four.


(1-2) press confrence in Beijing announcing the production, March 25
(3) opening lens ceremony in Xiangshan Film and Television City, Zhejiang Province, March 18



Links: 
wikipedia: Nezha (deity)
Ne Zha - The Most Unusual Boy in Chinese Mythology
( page opened: 04/26/16,   last modified: 01/27/17 )