By Nico Pascual
Image: China Daily and Indiewire
With television now being an accepted venue for filmmakers to share the stories that would feel constrained in a full-length film, it’s not surprising that someone like Wong Kar-Wai try to make the most of the medium. The Hong Kong filmmaker, know for his slow-burning cigarette-filled romances and edgy cinematography, could soon find his new home on television.
He is set to produce and direct 18 episodes of a still untitled drama which will be divided into two seasons (season one will have 12 episodes; season two will have six). But, like all of Wong Kar-Wai’s work, we’ll have to wait for this new production to come to light. The director is known to take his time with his projects, and to see it premiere in the near future would be a surprise. But all that being said, a drawn out, episodic canvas for Wong Kar-Wai sounds like a good match as I feel he has plenty to say regarding the worlds and characters that he creates.
While waiting for the first season to drop, you can check out his extensive filmography (In The Mood For Love is a good starting point).
Here are some movie trailers to get you started.