31 Mar – With the success of the first part of his two-part movie, "Long Long Time Ago", director Jack Neo is hoping that the second part will also achieve similar success.
"Doing well for this second part is very important," said the director, as quoted by TODAYonline, during the press conference for "Long Long Time Ago 2".
"So I am making the plea to Singapore to come support our incredibly Singaporean, incredibly local film."
He further explained that if the movie is able to make an impressive box office taking, he would then be able to continue telling the nostalgic piece by continuing it with a part 3 and a part 4.
"Long Long Time Ago", first part, opened in Singapore during the Chinese New Year holidays, and went on to collect SGD4.15 million, close enough to making back its SGD5 million budget, which is shared by both parts of the movie.
Neo is hoping that the collection from "Long Long Time Ago 2" will boost the box office haul to SGD10 million in total.
The nostalgic two-part drama chronicles the life of a Singaporean family during the '60s to '70s as they transition from a simple 'kampong' life to living in HDB flats, accompanying every step of the nation's growth.
The movie stars Aileen Tan, Mark Lee, Suhaimi Yusof, Wang Lei and more.
"Long Long Time Ago 2" opens in Singapore today, 31 March, but has yet to be given a release date for Malaysia.