Jack Neo starts shoot for Long Long Time Ago sequel

PHOTO: MM2 Entertainment

Get ready to be transported back to the 80s.

Local director Jack Neo has announced that filming will start for his newest film, Not So Long Time Ago, the third instalment in the Long Long Time Ago series. 

Based in the 80s, the film continues from Long Long Time Ago 2, where we see familiar characters experience the impact of nation-building policies as rifts pull the family apart.

In the film, actor Mark Lee returns as the protaganist, Ah Kun whose feud with his onscreen nephew, Shun Fa, played by actor Richie Koh, grows.

The Long Long Time Ago series was released in line with the SG50 celebrations in 2016.

While the first two parts explored the lives of a family living in a kampung in the 60s and 70s, Not So Long Time Ago will feature tumultuous moments in Singapore's history from the 80s to the early 90s like the closure of Nanyang University. 

The cast of Not So Long Time Ago at a lensing ceremony held on April 2. Photo: mm2 Entertainment

In a lensing ceremony held on April 2, it was revealed that the nostalgia-inducing movie will be shot entirely in Singapore and is expected to hit the silver screens by the end of 2019. 

Check out more photos from the lensing cermony here: 

The cast of Not So Long Time Ago. Photo: mm2 Entertainment Actor Mark Lee will star as protagonist Ah Kun. Photo: mm2 Entertainment Actors Danny Lee(L) and Richie Koh(R). Photo: mm2 Entertainment The movie also stars actresses Regina Lim, Yap Hui Xin and Macy Meixin. Photo: mm2 Entertainment

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