KOTA KINABALU, Nov 2 (Bernama) – Hong Kong actors Andy Lau and Louis Khoo are expected to delight fans at the inaugural Sabah-Hong Kong Action Movie Fest in Sabah next March.
Sabah Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Christina Liew said the event would be a platform to encourage cultural exchange between Sabah and Hong Kong, as well as tapping into Sabah’s beauty for Hong Kong movie producers to film in the state.
“We are trying to get Jackie Chan to come (to the movie festival). We heard that he has given positive feedback, but no confirmation yet,” she said at a press conference on the movie festival, here, today.
Also present were organisers Kota Kinabalu Chinese community leader (Kapitan) Li Su Fook and Hong Kong-based In My Heart Production Co representative, Gin Lau.
Liew, who is endorsing the movie festival with Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Junz Wong, said the venue of the star-studded event, expected to take place over five days from March 19 next year, had yet to be determined.
Eight Hong Kong action movies have been shortlisted for screening during the festival, which also expects Hong Kong movie fans from around the world to fly to Sabah for the festival.