14 Blades poster
Terri Kwan, Oceane Zhu Xuan
Prince of Tears Hong Kong premiere - slide show (28) (Sina.com)
… there were no less than ten options for the ending of the movie. The director and Chow came up with the final version when they were drinking and chatting…
The 11 major male roles will go towards assembling a Chinese “Ocean’s Eleven”, according to earlier reports.
Investment in the movie has hit 150 million Hong Kong dollars, or about 20 million US dollars.
In Jianyu Jianghu, loosely translated as Rain Of Swords In The Martial Arts World, she will play an assassin.
Co-directed by acclaimed Chinese director John Woo (Face/Off) and Taiwanese film-maker Su Chao-pin (Silk), filming for the movie will start in China next week.
The world knows Emi Wada for her Academy Award-winning costumes for Akira Kurosawa’s Ran, but most Chinese know her as the brains behind the techni-colored wardrobe of Zhang Yimou’s 2002 Hero (Yingxiong).
Deng Chao’s Astro Boy haircut
Benny Chan’s New Shaolin Temple won’t be like the Jet Li version. Filming begins in December and will feature Nic Tse, Fan Bingbing, Andy Lau, Jackie Chan, and Wu Jing. But the female lead has not been cast yet. Fan Bingbing replaces Zhou Xun who was originally announced but had a schedule conflict. Script is by New Police Story’s Yuen Kam-Lun. Filming will take place at the actual Shaolin Temple then move to Hengdian Studio. (Xinhua)
Keanu Reeves will act in producer/investor capacity and ’spiritual pillar’. He will not star, as previously reported, in Kung Fu Hero. Keira Knightly is slated to guest appear. Ning Ying will direct.[An odd choice as she is noted for harder hitting films like On The Beat and Railroad of Hope.] Beijing launch ceremony photos below. (Sina.com)
Tiger Chen Hu
Chen Hu, Lin Shen
Director Ning Ying
Three leads - Chen Hu, Jiang Mengjie, Lin Shen
Brandy Yuen, action director