When in Manila and you’re a fan of director Ang Lee, he just gave you a reason to be really excited.
Ang Lee to shoot a movie in Manila?
Ang Lee, the three-time Oscar winning director, has confirmed that he plans to make a movie in Manila.
In his first visit to the Philippines, Ang Lee said he wishes to get more acquainted with the country as he plans to do a movie here.
Lee didn’t give much detail about the film he’s cooking up, but ABS-CBN quoted local multi-awarded director Brillante Mendoza, saying Ang Lee has already began making rounds in the City, looking for potential locations for his movie.
Mendoza said, Ang Lee has been to the Ali Mall in Cubao as the film would be about boxing. The Philippine Daily Inquirer also reported the film might be shot in 3D.
The Chinese-American director, who was born and raised in Taiwan, was in Manila for the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Teco) in Manila’s two-day event, “A Salute to Ang Lee.” He met with local indie filmmakers at an open forum Thursday night.
Cinemanila Film Festival director Tikoy Aguiluz also presented Ang Lee with the Gawad Lino Brocka award.
Lee rose to international fame after winning three Oscars for Best Director for his films Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Life of Pi (2012). He also won several awards and nominations from the Berlin International Film Festival, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Golden Globe Awards, and Cannes Film Festival.
Both Life of Pi and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon were also nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.