Known for his outrageously comical short films like My Blue Heaven and Lau Sai (Diarrhea) and his debut feature film Blood Ties (還魂) released in cinemas last October, Chai Yee-Wei's sophomore film currently with a working title Twisted (撞鬼) has just recently wrapped. As touched upon during my previous interview with the writer-director, it's not quite the surprise that he's found a project to exercise that funny bone of his in a supernatural comedic feature, with a pan-Asian ensemble cast from Singapore with Mark Lee (李国煌) and Randall Tan, Hong Kong's Zhu Mi Mi (朱咪咪), Taiwan's Linda Liao (廖佩伶) and his leading lady from Blood Ties, Joey Leong (梁祖仪) from Malaysia.
Continuing the recent trend of local directors whose films are being co-funded by production companies in Malaysia, Twisted is backed by Clover Films Pte Ltd and Way OnNet Group Pte Ltd from Singapore and from Malaysia by Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd, PMP Entertainment Sdn Bhd, Passion Entertainment Sdn Bhd, and mm2 Entertainment Sdn Bhd.
As the synopsis goes,
The movie revolves around a soft-drugs dealer who banged up a young girl, a pair of con men who wants to turn over a new leaf, and 4 cabin crews whose lives were turned upside down over a fateful night of drugs and booze. This is a story of individuals whose fates intertwine and paths clash due to a series of twisted events. A funny and twisted tale of fate and coincidence is shaped based on the cause and effect of their actions.
It's anyone's guess which of the roles will be played by the mentioned cast members, but let's wait to see how the multiple narrative threads spun out from the creatively wicked mind of Chai's will play out once we get a whiff of a teaser trailer of sorts in the coming months.
Twisted will be distributed by Clover Films in Singapore and has been scheduled for release in mid-2011.