HKMDB Daily News

October 13, 2011

October 13, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

CF: How Special Effect Used in the Movie “1911 Revolution”

The production company of Jackie Chan’s 100th war flick, “1911 Revolution,” released a batch of behind-the-scene photos that unveiled how special effect was used in the movie.

CF: Zhou Xun and Zhang Ziyi vie for role in Keanu Reeves’ movie

CF:  Remake of “Internal Affairs” In Production

A film tentatively titled “Cold War” which stars Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung, and would be a remake of the cult classic ‘Internal Affairs’ is being shot in Hong Kong ,according to a report from sina.com.cn. (Sina)

CF: Qian Xuesen’s Biopic Expected to be Released in the U.S.

An employee within the Western Movie Group revealed that negotiations with AMC, the largest chain of cinemas in the U.S., and with the American video website Hulu, regarding the movie’s copyright are drawing to a close. The movie is expected to be released in MIT, where Qian carried out his studies, and other regions across America…The inspiration for the movie, Zhang Huiling, is a plain clothes police officer from a sub-station of the Haidian police station, in Beijing. He has arrested more than 1600 criminal suspects over the course of 7 years…

CF: Director Gao Qunshu to Shoot “Hunter Zhang”

Director Gao Qunshu, who has previously directed several acclaimed movies including “The Message” and “Wind Blast”, has stated that “Hunter Zhang” will be the first movie to be included as part of his “1930-2030″ Movie Series, which is set to feature the lives of ordinary individuals. (Sina)

CF: Promotional Trailer of “My Way” Released

Josie Ho - next Bond film?

Or Tang Wei?

The new Bond film has been casting for a Chinese actress and front runners are Tang Wei and Josie Ho, according to this article. Li Bingbing, Fan Bingbing and Shu Qi are also said to be “finalists” being considered. The production company has been quietly interviewing candidates in Mainland China and Hong Kong last month. The role calls for sexy, bad and mysterious. Fan Bingbing and Li Bingbing are well known domestically in China but Fan’s English is not strong and Li’s is not as strong as Tang Wei and Josie Ho. Shu Qi has sexy but in “The Transporter” she did not have much dialogue. Tang Wei is considered the likely choice due to both her English fluency and notoriety from “Lust, Caution”. Josie Ho has the rebel image and fashion style, also, she recently worked on Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion”. The film, directed by Sam Mendes, begins shooting next month so a final announcement is expected shortly. (Sina) Elsewhere, it’s being reported that the official Bond girl is French actress Berenice Marlohe

Athena Chu goes zombie hunting

Scary Market features Athena Chu as a zombie killer in the mainland horror-comedy. Co-starring Cheung Tat-Ming, Li Fei-er and Liao Jian. The movie joins the Halloween scary movie season, Oct. 21.

Athena Chu

Liao Jian, Athena Chu (Sina)23

What’s Under the Bed Poster

(Sina)

More stills and a final trailer released of Lin Chi-Ling from Love on Credit, opening Oct. 20.

(Sina)

Yao Chen on cover of November Elle

(Sina-slideshow) (Sina)

CF: Fan Bingbing Covers Harper’s Bazaar Magazine

Fan Bingbing graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine to celebrate her thirtieth birthday, on September 16, 2011.

(Sina-slideshow)

Tang Wei wears green plaid in Busan for photo shoot and interview.

Raymond Lam has gotten into trouble with his ex-girlfriend, busty Chinese model-actress Mavis Pan lately.

August 26, 2009

August 26, 2009


The Founding of a Republic features 172 stars but no guarantee of box office success



Dada’ Dance - Zhang Yuan

Story parallels Noriko Sakai’s recent drug scandal. [This is also Zhang's first film since his own drug arrest.]
[Update]
Chinese director Zhang Yuan releases first film since drug scandal
[Previous drug arrest reports]
2/1/2008
1/19/2008
1/14/2008
1/10/2008

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The Message opens September 30


Huang Bo
Huang Bo in black comedy ‘Cow’ opens September 11

66TH ANNUAL VENICE FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP (Selective list )[Update]
COMPETITION
“Accident,” Cheang Pou-Soi (China-Hong Kong)
“Tetsuo The Bullet Man,” Shinya Tsukamoto (Japan)
“Prince of Tears,” Yonfan (Hong Kong)
OUT OF COMPETITION
“Chengdu, I Love You,” Fruit Chan, Cui Jian (China) - Closing Film
“Yona Yona Penguin,” Rintaro (Japan)
HORIZONS
“Adrift,” Bui Thac Chuyen (Vietnam)
“Cow,” Guan Hu (China)
“1428,” Du Haibin (China)
“Once Upon A Time Proletarian: 12 Tales of a Country,” Guo Xiaolu (China)
http://www.luxuryta.com/italy/venice-film-festival-announces-line-1253





Kelly Lin and Ge You attend premiere of Gasp

Jet Li returns to Chinese film
Due to start shooting ‘Ocean Paradise’ in Chinese
Li will star with Taiwanese actress Kwai Lun-mei, last seen in Tsui Hark’s “All About Women,” in the directorial debut of Chinese screenwriter Xue Xiao-lu, titled “Ocean Paradise” in Chinese. Xue has written for director Chen Kaige, working the script for Chen’s 2002 drama “Together With You.”
Jet Li to star in first non-action drama Ocean Heaven
Christopher Doyle will handle cinematography while Hai Chung-man (Curse Of The Golden Flowers) will serve as art director of the film. The release date is set for spring 2010.

Variety: Blood Pledge (South Korea)
Variety: Missing (South Korea)
Variety: Insadong Scandal: Replicated Strokes (South Korea)
Variety: Macabre (Singapore)

Support for China animation lags
Industry fails to develop despite government backing



Donnie Yen plans to give up acting in 2013.

In an NY Times interview (see Aug 20 post), Yen said he plans to concentrate on behind the lens directing and action choreography after finishing his 2012 obligations.


Sammi Cheng reveals she once had depression

[I think the film they are referring to is Everlasting Regret]


Mike He: I’m being framed again

‘Jewel in the Palace’ star weds in US
Lee Young-ae is also known for her role in the Park Chan-wook film “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.”



Stars attend Dayo Wong’s stage show






Andy Lau and Carol Chu returning to Hong Kong from Malaysia

First public acknowledgment of their relationship
Andy Lau and girlfriend appear together publicly (English)


Yang Lijun
Article recalls the many (rumored) loves in Andy Lau’s life

Danny Poon, Idy Chan, Yue Hoh-Yan, Anita Mui, Rosamund Kwan, Yang Lijun (the crazy fan)
More airport photos, and, still, more

Andy Lau apologized on his blog for creating the chaos at the two airports and thanked fans for their concern



Andy avoided questions from media while leaving his apartment

Carina Lau
Carina Lau at Hong Kong Airport

When questioned about Tony’s injuries, Carina smiled and replied, ‘OK, la’. Article notes her HK$100k handbag, too.


Vivian Chow
Rosemary
Vivian Chow and Rosemary attend fall fashion show

Vivian is described as adopting a dishevelved, wild cat (or is it cougar?) look




Guests at Dorian Ho’s fall fashion show

Universally unimpressed with this year’s Miss Hong Kong contestants
[Reigning Miss Hong Kong Edelweiss Cheung was denied the opportunity to crown the new Miss HK. Instead, Loletta Chu, Miss Hong Kong 1977 and Henry Fok's former daughter-in-law, crowned Sandy Lau]

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