As a first-time home buyer, I find myself pretty squeamish when it comes to homeowner horror flicks these days (I’ve been eying my Amityville Horror Blu-ray for the past few weeks with particular disdain). You try staying positive while all the while wondering what in the hell is going to go wrong next.
So it’s with amusement that this story came across my desk today. The Hong Kong slasher flick Dream Home has found itself caught up in a legal dispute between the film’s producers and director, Pang Ho-Cheung, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Director Pang cites “creative difference” as the reason for the row, but he rebukes claims of going over-budget or of him cutting all the gore out of the slasher pic, which is in post-production. In spite of the legal row, Pang continues to work on the edit. “I haven’t received any message telling me to stop working on it, I haven’t done anything in breach of contract, and the principle of the case is to honor the contract,” he asserts.
Dream Home stars Josie Ho as a woman whose desire to obtain her dream house may involve murder, including an attempt to obtain her father’s life insurance. Further muddying the waters is the fact that Ms. Ho is also an investor and copyright owner along with her father, casino king and philanthropist Stanley Ho. As THR reports, the storyline might provoke additional awkward questions in light of Stanley Ho’s ongoing hospitalization since early August after the billionaire had a stroke.
It seems like this is just the beginning of this story, so keep watching this spot. We’ll bring it as we get it.
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