Actor Francis Ng Chun-yu has thrown himself into his latest role, flying to Sichuan earlier this month to prepare himself for filming Xue Zhan Dao Di, the latest movie by mainland director Wang Guangli. The award-winning actor said Wang's script moved him to take the part. 'I like the direction and concept of the script - it's like a cult film,' he said of the movie, which will also star Tsang Chi-wai. 'There aren't many cult films in Chinese. It should be pretty fun to be part of it.' Ng will play a Chengdu man who tries to make a better life for himself by eliminating anyone who gets in his way. The actor has been practising cooking Sichuan cuisine, speaking the dialect, playing Sichuan mahjong and riding a motorbike in readiness for filming next month. 'What I know about Chengdu is so limited,' he said. 'That's why I need to come earlier to prepare myself for the movie.' Ng (right), who has spent a lot of time on mainland movie production this year, said working with mainland directors gave him some new experience. 'Compared with Hong Kong, mainland productions aren't so commercial,' he said. 'To me, it's more refreshing.' Wang, one of the mainland's crop of young directors, shot the experimental movie Go for Broke in 2001. The film, portraying a group of lottery winners in Shanghai, stars real people as themselves, and was screened at international film festivals.