Donnie Yen attacked online by 'internet thugs' hired by Vincent Zhao

21 October 2013 / 3 years 5 days ago

Donnie Yen Chi Tan produced, directed and starred in the film Special ID.

Two nights ago, there was a premiere for the film.

Donnie Yen appeared with his loving wife Cissy Wang in tow.

Also in attendance were Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Nina Paw Hee Ching, Ray Lui Leung Wai, Wong Jing, Peter Chan Ho Sun, Wang Yuanyuan and her boyfriend.

Yen Chi Tan said that co-production was very hard to make because it had to meet both Chinese and Hong Kong viewer tastes.

Now the film is finally released, he could breathe a sigh of relief.

As for the box office, he said that it would depend on timing, location and people and not up to him. In addition, he said the production of the movie had endless troubles.

Early in production, Donnie Yen and Vincent Zhao Wenzhou (picture above, inset) got into a dispute.

The latter even had his contract terminated and a battle of words between both sides ensued.

Donnie stated that he will not work with Vincent Zhao again.

Donnie obviously did not want to talk more about the subject.

He said: "It's ancient history, in the past. (No room to turn around?) From the start I kept my silence, I only spoke up after I kept being asked. I am very busy with work, if I have time to argue I might as well go home and have dinner."

Earlier, Vincent Zhao was rumored to have hired internet thugs to vilify him and the movie Special ID online.

Was he worried that further online negative attacks would affect the box office?

Donnie said, "There may be some effect, but now viewers are very smart. "The most important is not to turn the matter into a China Hong Kong conflict.

"Online violence is considered a psychological attack, I know that both Chinese and Hong Kong governments have policies that target online violence.

"I have already done my job, I can answer to everyone. I hope that there will not no more unpleasantness."

Would he accept if Zhao Wenzhou apologized?

Donnie said, "It's not an apology to me alone, but an apology to many innocent people who were connected.

"Film is a group collaboration, I have made movies for 31 years, I have never seen something like this happen."

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