Two of Taiwan’s hottest male idols, Ethan Juan (阮经天) and Mark Chao (赵又廷) will be coming to Singapore to promote their upcoming action blockbuster MONGA《艋舺》! Both stars will arrive in Singapore on Monday, 5th April 2010, where a press conference will be held in the afternoon. Later in the day, fans of Ethan and Mark will be able to meet them as they make an appearance at a public event, details to be announced later. Both stars will also grace the Singapore gala premiere to be held at GV VivoCity later in the evening.
MONGA《艋舺》 tells the story of five young men growing up the oldest district in Taiwan named Monga, which is famous for its sites like Snake Alley and Longshan Temple, as well as its seedy nightlife. Under the guidance of a veteran gangster, the youngsters are taught the heritage created by the founders of Monga. They have no idea, however, of a storm brewing that will soon break every hint of order and remove the last remaining grandeur of Old Town Monga.
Ethan Juan and Mark Chao are two of Taiwan’s foremost leading men today. Ethan is well known for his starring roles in popular TV drama series such as “Fated to Love You” (命中注定我愛你) and “My Queen” (败犬女王). Mark is a recent Golden Bell Best Male Actor award winner for his breakthrough performance in the TV drama series “Black & White” (痞子英雄).
A massive box-office success in Taiwan, MONGA《艋舺》 has broken decades-old records for its opening day and opening weekend gross, by grossing more than NT$200 million (SG$8.8 million) during its first two weeks of release in Taiwan and even outshining Avatar in terms of first-day receipts!
MONGA《艋舺》opens in Singapore cinemas on 15th April 2010 and is co-distributed by Encore Films and Golden Village Pictures.
Official movie website: http://www.encorefilms.com/monga/