So-so village ghost story with an interesting cast and curious structure.
Lou Ye’s return to sanctioned film-making in China is anything but an artistic or thematic compromise… It’s rare to see an official Chinese movie that takes such a stark look at life today. Set in the rain-drenched city of Wuhan, Lou shows us an urban world of web and text-obsessed people, fast cars, designer fashions and Starbucks that could be any western city.
Qi Xi (Sina)
Yip will be travelling to the US and Europe to scout for 3D technicians and expertise to shoot the film, as well as exploring Asia where 3D production standards are rising. He hopes to start production in December for release at the end of 2013.
Producer talks up his new Chinawood facilityCRI: John Woo to Remake “The Killer” in English
We Distribution is unveiling romantic comedy, The Truth Of Beauty, produced by Peter Ho-sun Chan and directed by Aubrey Lam.
China 3D Digital Distribution Ltd has unveiled details of Sex And Zen II: 4D Sexecution , its follow-up to last year’s innovative hit 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy.
Hong Kong’s Universe Films has unveiled the cast for Benny Chan’s upcoming action film The Cartel War, which will star Louis Koo, Lau Ching Wan and Nick Cheung.
The film tells the story of a crocodile on the rampage in Beijing. Barbie Hsu and Guo Tao portray the film’s leading roles while Lin Lisheng, who previously shot “A Disappearing Village”, took the helm as the project’s director.
Recently, it was reported that Liu Xiao Ling Tong would star in a film adaptation of Journey to the West, potentially cooperating with well-know directors James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and others. Liu Xiao Ling Tong has confirmed this on his microblog.
Local films faced tough challenges in a market strewn with Hollywood titles that certainly threaten their survival. “Guns N’ Roses”was the only release that earned a decent return of $9.6million this week, bringing its gross over 14-days in release to $20.07million. The remaining local titles suffered relatively meager box office.
The producers behind the absurd romantic comedy “Let it Be” have released three character posters featuring three lead actors Joan Chen, Van Fan and Song Jinxiao. The film is expected to release during the summer holiday slot.
Boarding Air Jackie to Cannes
Li Bingbing among the passengers (Sina-gallery)
Cannes poster for “Switch” (aka “Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains”)
Starring Andy Lau, Lin Chi-ling, Zhang Jingchu
Film Business Asia talked to Jay Sun who is making his directorial debut with Switch
Newly released stills of Cecilia Cheung and Jang Dong-gun in “Dangerous Liaisons”
Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung could be the next Chinese star who would be appearing in a Hollywood blockbuster soon.
The actress was seen shopping happily with a mysterious man earlier this month
The actress admitted to receiving a ring from her beau but denied rumours that they are getting married
Singaporean businessman Ooi Hoe Seong has personally come out to say that he and Gong Li have been divorced for three years.
In other related news, according to a netizen’s tip-off, Gong Li was seen consciously hiding her tummy at the 2nd China-France Film Festival on May 14 and looked visibly tired. The actress, who is dating and living with a French photographer, 13 years her junior, for the past six years, is speculated to be pregnant.
No, it isn’t an exhibition of those kind of photos.
Lok’s revelation has inadvertently put every single TVB actress aged around 23 under suspicion and sparked renewed speculation over the identity of the alleged victim.
The scandal revolves around wealthy 62-year-old Hong Kong businessman Lau Ding Sing, who is currently on trial for acquiring about 60,000 photos (some of them through intimidation) of a number of men - including a few actors and models - in various states of undress, and allegedly using these photos to blackmail some of these men into submitting to his will.