Peter Chan : It’s not easy. Making it was difficult because there were a lot of uncertainties in my part. For action, I cannot constantly tell people exactly what I want with a lot of confidence. I can describe you roughly what I want, but I can’t do it and cannot tell you how to do it. Whereas in drama films, I can tell you exactly what I want. And if anybody says I don’t know what it is I can explain exactly what it is.
In action, all I can say to Ching is what I told you, and wait until he shows me something to say “no that’s not right, we got to redo it.” By the time you say that’s not right, it’s three days later and half a million dollars later. So it is not easy.
I was lucky that we got through this rather painlessly. But it could have been a disaster. Ching can show you some action that you can greatly dislike. And then you try to tell him how to do but you don’t know how. You only know what you want but you don’t know how to do it.
So it is not easy. Unless, you make the kind of action film where you can actually go to a DVD shop, point to a film and say I want it exactly like that. But I can’t because there is nothing that has been made like that.