DISCLAIMER! It looks like this project is still at its infancy (or is it more like an embryo?) so yes – it’s really an excuse for me to post some Bolin pictures and think about the possibilities IF he does star in it! Not to mention Bolin said he has watched Lanling Wang and thinks Ariel is adorable in it. Awwwww.
On Sunday (6 October) Bolin Chen attended a discussion panel for Haruki Murakami’s new book “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” (色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年). He admits he’s not a ‘Murakami fan’ and his reading habits ‘depends on fate.’ Bolin has only read four of Murakami’s books, including “Hear the wind sing”, “Norwegian Wood”, “Kafka on the shore” and the most recent book. His favourite is actually American writer Raymond Chandler’s “Philip Marlowe” series. “He’s really too cool, trench coat, whisky… everytime I think ‘That’s me!’ but it’s not.”
As a book lover Bolin says, “I’m very blessed. The publishers send books to me so I don’t have to buy them.” Even though the publishers might just be trying to convince him to write for them in the future, he says, “I know that’s not where my talent lies so I won’t be tempted. I will only be tempted by a good script. If I see an interesting role I want to be a part of it.”
After winning Best Actor at the Golden Bell Awards last year, Bolin has only acted in movies. His roles have been diverse including a hacker in “BBS Silent Code“, an out of work superhero actor in “Machi Action” and the upcoming otaku university student in “Campus Confidential“. It looks like he doesn’t want to be typecasted, but Bolin explains accepting the next role also depends on fate. His manager added they think the message behind the movie is also very important.
His “In Time with You” co-star Ariel Lin has broken ratings records again with her recent role in “Lanling Wang“. Bolin says, “I saw it. She’s very cute in it!” He also feels happy for Cheng You Qing successfully transitioning to her new iconic character in Yang Xue Wu. In comparison Bolin doesn’t want to return to the small screen? His manager explains there has been many roles offered but they want his next role to surpass Li Da Ren. “It’s really hard to choose.”
Even though he hasn’t filmed any new projects since “Compus Confidential” wrapped in April, Bolin is doing more than just sitting in his lounge room watching Lanling Wang! His first movie as producer “Schizo” has been shortlisted for the Golden Horse Film Project Promotion this year. He’s happy but weary that the final result might not be what he had hoped. It’s almost certain he will star in the film, but he hasn’t found the lead actress yet. He admits, “There’re still many things to do!”
In short, the Golden Horse Film Project Promotion (FPP) is a platform designed to bring filmakers and investors together. 25 projects has been shortlisted (including “Schizo” which is produced by Bolin’s company “Invincible Plan”). At the end of this event, to be held from 19 to 21 November, nine post production prizes will be given, plus the CNC Award (cash prize of 10,000 EUR) and the Grand Prize (33,440 USD). You can find more information about it here and here.
So the only information about “Schizo” on the FPP website is:
(Director) John Hsu (Intoxicant, 2013 Rotterdam Film Festival Official Selection) reproduces the dual personality of a Schizo professional assassin.
Yes, that’s it and already I’m thinking of the possibilities! I think that’s why he has to source his own projects because Bolin wouldn’t necessarily be the first (or the third?) person you think of if someone is pitching that idea to you?
Here’re some more photos from the discussion panel… just because.
There was a typhoon warning in Taiwan so yes those are rainboots!
I tagged this post ‘picspam’ but if the above photos are not enough, I highly recommend this set of 21 photos from Sina, plus more goodies with 55 photos from Yes Entertainment AND this mega 61 photoset from MSN! The photographers have been busy!