Wei’s film to depict Dutch, Chinese and indigenous views of history
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wei Te-sheng (魏德聖), the director of box-office smash “Cape
No.7,” is planning a trilogy of movies looking at Taiwan’s 17th-century history from three different viewpoints, reports said Saturday.
Wei, 47, is the author of some of Taiwan’s most prestigious and commercially successful movies of the past decade.
His new project, provisionally described as a “Taiwan Trilogy,” will look at the island’s history 400 years ago from the three different viewpoints of the Dutch colonizers, the ethnic Chinese immigrants, and the indigenous population, the Chinese-language Liberty Times wrote Saturday.
Wei said he planned to invest at least NT$1 billion (US$32.3 million), a sum he described as “small change” just good enough to make a B-movie in Hollywood. He said he would spread the funds out over three movies. [FULL STORY]