Roy Chiu turns ‘ghostbuster’ in upcoming ‘The 9th Precinct’

Roy Chiu plays a rookie detective with special powers in “The 9th Precinct.”
Roy Chiu plays a rookie detective with special powers in “The 9th Precinct.”

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Roy Chiu, who received the Best Actor Award at The Taipei Film Festival for his performance in “Dear Ex,” plays a rookie detective with special powers in “The 9th Precinct.” The young cop is part of the precinct’s “Ghostbuster team” — alongside Peng Chia-Chia, Wen Chen-lin and Eugenie Liu — that unsolves mysterious crimes with unexpected punchlines.

In the newly released trailer, Peng Chia-Chia, who looks like “MIB” agent Tommy Lee Jones, cooperates with detective Roy, Chen-lin and a reporter, Eugenie Liu, to unsolve new mysteries. Among other highlights, the gunfight scenes capture the audience’s attention in which each character uses a sword to ward off the devils.

In response to the challenge of fighting scenes, Peng Chia-Chia said: “I didn’t disappoint the martial art director at all.” In addition to the captivating process of sorting out each case, the film features some very good punchlines such as when Roycatches ghosts in a way similar to capturing “Pokémons.” ●