David Loman 2 Premieres with Support from Entertainment Circles - Taipei Film Commission
Lunar New Year film David Loman 2 was premiered on the evening of February 3.
David Loman 2 premiered with a grand ceremony at Ximending’s Red House on February 3, with many stars in attendance. In addition to the film’s director Chiu Li-kuan, associate producer Kevin Chu, producer Ken Yang, stars of the film Jhu Ge-liang, Eric Tsang, Yo Yang, Kuo Tsai-chieh, Miao Ke-li, Joanne Lien, Lotus Wang, Wu Min, Kan Kan, as well as Joseph Cheng, Nikki Hsieh, Jack Kao, and other models and celebrities were all present. Award-winning Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang flew to Taiwan yesterday exclusively for the premiere. Jerry Yan also offered his congratulations as fans cheered. At the awe-inspiring ceremony, host Mickey Huang congratulated director Chiu Li-kuan’s leadership which brought Taiwan’s entertainers together.
Award-winning Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang (middle) flew to Taiwan exclusively for the premiere and appeared on stage with Joanne Lien (left) and Miao Ke-li (right).
Jerry Yan offered his congratulations as fans cheered.
David Loman grossed 430 million TWD in box office and won itself the title of the third-highest grossing Taiwanese film in domestic box office. It also earned comedy legend Jhu Ge-liang the title of “king of comedy box office.” With the film, agent-turned-director Chiu Li-kuan became the female director with the highest grossing film in Taiwanese history. At the premiere yesterday, host Mickey Huang offered gratitude toward Taipei City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Director of Taipei Film Commission (TFC) Jennifer Jao, on behalf of the cast and crew of David Loman 2, for their support and sponsorship for the film’s production and its premiere.
(From the left) associate producer of David Loman 2 Kevin Chu, comedy legend Jhu Ge-liang, producer Ken Yang, and director Chiu Li-kuan.
Director Chiu thanked the attendees for their participation despite the cold weather and stated that she was going to take her mother and son to see David Loman 2. She also commented that after seeing the hilarious film, we would “know laughter and forget hate.” Having produced many box office hits, Kevin Chu promised that this sequel is even better than the original. Jhu Ge-liang, who play the protagonist of the film, stated that the sequel is completely different from the original and that he made the film despite his poor health so that he could bring laughter to everyone’s Lunar New Year.
Yo Yang (left) walked the red carpet hand-in-hand with Kuo Tsai-chieh.
The audience are still very concerned about whether the screen couple Yo Yang and Kuo Tsai-chieh got back together in real life, and the two unabashedly walk the red carpet hand-in-hand as well as wished one another eternal love and children, surprising the attendees. Yo Yang stated that David Loman 2 was his most anticipated film production of last year, and during production, his heart raced whenever he saw director Chiu. Kuo Tsai-chieh commented that it had been three years since the first David Loman film and that she was grateful for the opportunity to reprise her role. In David Loman 2, the couple are fighting because of a misunderstanding. Jhu Ge-liang said that he always hopes for couples to stay together, and through his efforts, the couple gets back together.
The team behind David Loman 2 smashes five champion trophy ice sculptures.
Following the success of the first film, David Loman 2 broke five records even before its release. It has become the Taiwanese film released in most theaters, on most screens, and with most screenings per day. It is also the widest release of a Taiwanese film by Warner Brothers and the first film to have tie-in messaging app stickers released before the film. Therefore, five champion trophy ice sculptures were placed at the ceremony for the production team to smash them to symbolize breakthrough and to wish for breaking box office records. David Loman 2 was released nationwide on February 5. (Article/ Sophie Wong; Photography/ May Wen; Video/ Chun-mu Ho)