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That is great news!
New project by Takeshi and Peter. I too have faith in their artistic integrity, so I hope they can bring interesting ideas and their interpretation on the this type of macho CEO (for lack of better translation) craze.
I noticed a trend in "Ba-Dao" CEO being super popular in China and Japan. (Recently saw Please Love the Useless Me). From a more western post-feminist perspective, I first thought how patriarchal. What is so appealing about an older rich men who is super bossy, controlling and overbearing. Is it a trade off for some women to gain financial security and social position? The reality is that a CEO having a relationship with a subordinate is the classical definition of sexual harassment in the West. Super controlling and "S"-type of man should raise red flags about abusiveness. What happened to the romanticism of meeting, loving and supporting someone before they become successful? Isn't it wonderful to say "I know someone when..."?
Then I thought that this type of strong successful alpha male archetype is very popular through the ages, regardless of culture. Mr. Darcy for example. He is popular since Austin penned him. Men and Women find him appealing. So popular that the modern day Bridget Jones books and movies are big hits too. I am not a big reader and no English major, but I can imagine loads of ink spent on deciphering the appeal of Mr. Darcy. In fact, the runaway success of Fifty Shade of Grey may also be pinned on the super rich alpha male who is REALLY an S, at least partly... To most, such a character falling in love with an ordinary lady and loves the lady for who she is, is a sweet fantasy. What would novels be without alpha males? The key is that these appealing men are not really arrogant and controlling, they are actually gentle and helpful. When our expectations about their gentleness are already low, any little gentleness shown are happy surprises. OK, now I have analyzed this to death and spoiled all the fun of a romantic story.
So I am glad Peter is producing a genre he has great sensibility in, and that Takeshi is playing a role he has not previously played before. In fact, he has played more anti-alpha males. The anti-alpha males were: Akutagawa in Goldenbowl, Bong in Confession of pain, and of course LIn in Perhaps, Love and cop 223 in Chungking Express who both lost the girls. I would be excited to see what Takeshi comes up with.
So thank you for sharing the good news!