Yes, yes, a million times yes! MM2 Entertainment will be rolling out the 4th instalment of “Ah Boys To Men” (新兵正传) soon.
On Wednesday (15th March), the Singaporean studio took to Facebook to share a new poster. Although the poster doesn’t show much, it has already gained immense attention. As at time of writing, the post has been shared over 12,000 times.
Directed by Jack Neo, the first “Ah Boys To Men” was released in November 2012 and is the first South-East Asian film to feature Dolby Atmos surround sound. The critically-acclaimed Singaporean army comedy starred Joshua Tan, Maxi Lim, Wang Weiliang, Noah Yap, Ridhwan Azman, Tosh Zhang, and Aizuddin Nasser.
In a 2015 interview, Neo said that he and his team will cooperate with Singapore’s Ministry of Defence for the franchise’s 4th movie. He also mentioned that they will approach Taiwanese actors like Darren Wang Da Lu (of “Our Times” fame).
He explained, “You can rest assured that the story will not be similar to the past 3 movies. My creative team and I have already started researching and developing the story. Our main concern is creating a strong story. To give a fresh perspective, on top of an open audition for new actors, we will also approach Taiwanese actor Darren Wang Da Lu since Taiwan has military service too. It will be an interesting angle. If Darren is not available, we will explore other Taiwanese actors.”
Moreover, MM2’s chief executive officer Melvin Ang added, “‘Ah Boys To Men 4’ will be very different from earlier instalments. The success of the previous movies will give us the edge in crafting a new movie that audiences want. We are confident that this will be the most anticipated production in 2017.”
No casting details or a release date for “Ah Boys To Men 4” have been confirmed yet, but we’ll be updating this post with more information as soon as we get ’em details :)