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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
Another set of character posters.
Film Carnival Production Company released the first set of film stills.
posters being displayed at the Times Square New York City
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE!!
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
More set photos from East Ocean Odyssey
photos from film set
Michelle with child actors
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
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
wikipedia: Nezha (deity)
Ne Zha - The Most Unusual Boy in Chinese Mythology