Here's the information on the 7th CTI series that was announced today. Details are from the press release that came out along with the press conference event.
Today, CTI held a press conference to announce the 7th series that the company is currently filming: 開腦儆探 Brain Opening Detective [TN: English name is direct translation of Chinese name]
Led by Creative Director (Scriptwriter) Lau Choi Wan [former TVB scriptwriter who brought us Ghetto Justice] and Main Director Lau Shun On [former TVB director who brought us A Step Into the Past], the cast and crew of the series will join together to create an unfathomable, supernatural detective series that will attempt to get to the bottom of various mysterious and unusual cases.
Brain Opening Detective stars Felix Wong, Sam Lee, Grace Huang, Adrian Wong, Kelvin Kwan, Kathy Yuen, etc. and filming already started at the beginning of September. Today, at the press conference, eac h of the artists went onstage and introduced their character in the series and also revealed their ‘costumes’ for the first time. Afterwards, CTI chairman Ricky Wong (王維基), Managing Director To Wai Bing (杜惠冰), creative director Lau Choi Wan, and director Lau Shun On led everyone present in a toast in the hopes that the filming process for the series will be smooth.
Brain Opening Detective (開腦儆探)
Creative Director (Scriptwriter): Lau Choi Wan (劉彩雲)
Main Director: Lau Shun On (劉順安)
Filming Dates: September 2012
Length: 20 episodes
Cast: Felix Wong (黃日華), Grace Huang (黃芝琪), Sam Lee (李璨琛), Buzz Chung (鍾紹圖), Kelvin Kwan (關楚耀), Adrian Wong (黄芷晴), Crystal Leung (粱寶琪), Lo Hoi Pang (盧海鵬), Lo Hei Lai, Anita Chan (陳穎妍), Carlos Koo (古天祥), Dominic Lam (林嘉華), Fu Chor Yan, Kathy Yuen (湯怡), Lam Lei (林利), Bond Chan (陳少邦), Janice Ting (丁樂鍶), Bryant Mak (麥子樂), Cherry Pau (鮑康兒), etc.
Brain Opening Detective is a supernatural-themed detective series – however the ‘supernatural’ won’t be the traditional ghosts and spirits-theme that audiences are used to seeing. Rather, it will utilize ‘super’ scientific concepts as well as realistic methods to investigate a variety of mysterious, unusual cases. The series will revolve around the main character Hung Gei Yuen (Felix Wong) -- a former high-ranking police inspector who, after being traumatized by the mysterious death of his son, acquires the hidden ability to capture and enter other people’s subconscious, as he deeply believes that his son was actually murdered in the ‘inner confines of the subconscious’! At the same time, he starts to display signs of having a split personality and works hard to study about the ‘hidden subconscious’ in the hopes of one day finding his son’s killer.
Each main character in this series will have some sort of ‘hidden ability’ that makes them different from other people. Even though each of them will have a ‘regrettable flaw’ and perhaps even be viewed by society as being ‘abnormal’ or ‘weird’, this does not affect their self-esteem. In fact, they are able to turn this ‘regrettable flaw’ into a ‘hidden ability’ and use it to help them solve many mysterious cases.