January 04, 2007


CONFESSION OF PAIN Andrew Lau, co-director of INFERNAL AFFAIRS, says that he's disappointed in the way THE DEPARTED turned out. "It loses the spirit of my original movie," he moans. That didn't stop him from quickly cashing the $1.75 million check his company got for the remake rights. Now he says that several US companies have approached him about selling the remake rights to his new, poorly-reviewed movie CONFESSION OF PAIN, and maybe directing the remake himself. But he's holding out for $1.75 million for this one and he says he already has a US film he'll be directing in Hollywood with a Western cast starting in June.

Didn't he already direct an English-language movie in Hollywood? Didn't it star Richard Gere? Wasn't it called THE FLOCK? Oh, right. It's been indefinitely delayed.

(Uh oh! Another bad review for CONFESSION OF PAIN. Okay, okay. Andrew will sell it to you for $1.55 million.)

January 4, 2007 at 08:25 AM in News | Permalink


I have seen CONFESSION OF PAIN, and I think it is actually a good movie. This movie is very different from INFERNAL AFFAIRS.

In fact, CONFESSION OF PAIN is getting more positive reaction from general audience in Hong Kong. (Unlike TRIAD ELECTION, which received positive reviews from movie reviewers in Hong Kong and received negative reaction from general audience in Hong Kong; TRIAD ELECTION was still a box office hit in Hong Kong, though)

Posted by: no name | Jan 4, 2007 8:44:23 AM

I dunno, I think Andrew Lau got lucky with the Infernal Affairs films, otherwise he hasn't done anything that's been received well critically.

Posted by: hellocruelworld | Jan 4, 2007 4:16:20 PM

Awwww, Poor little Lau didn't like Scorsese's flick. Awwwwwwww... Go back to counting your money you hack.

Posted by: The Man | Jan 7, 2007 11:15:19 AM

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