29 Jan – Although Michael Chuah's latest action comedy "Special Forces" will be released nationwide at cinemas during the Chinese New Year week together with other Hong Kong blockbuster films, the director-actor is not too worried about the competition as he believes his film has its own appeal.
At the press conference of "Special Forces", Chuah admits that having the film released on the same week with other huge films from Hong Kong like "From Vegas to Macau 3" and "The Monkey King 2" is quite a hurdle for him, but he believes that "Special Forces" has its own strengths too.
"I feel that this is the most suitable time to release the film," said the director to Cinema Online. "It's a bet that I'm willing to take."
The director revealed that one of the appeals of his film is that it more relatable to Malaysians as it feels closer to home and reality.
"Hong Kong films are mostly more fantasy-based so it is not very relatable to us. That's why, I feel that this is one of the strengths of the film," the director added.
Chuah also mentioned that the chances for people to watch his film are also higher due to the Chinese New Year holiday, and he is quite confident with the film due to the presence of Uncle Frankie Lee who stood out in his role in, "The Journey".
"Special Forces" comes to cinemas this 4 February 2016.