HKMDB Daily News

October 21, 2009

October 21, 2009

14 Blades poster

(cri.com)

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Terri Kwan, Oceane Zhu Xuan

Cheng Pei-PeiKarena Lam, George Lam, Daniel Wu, Kenneth Tsang and wife

Prince of Tears Hong Kong premiere - slide show (28) (Sina.com)

(Sina.com)

THR: Chow Yun-Fat to star in Jiang’s ‘Bullets’

CRI: Chow Yun-Fat Joins “Bullets” Cast

… 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.

Michelle Yeoh goes back to gongfu

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.

Emi Wada: A many-hued Oscar

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).

Astro Boy’s Huge Comeback

Deng Chao’s Astro Boy haircut

Deng Chao as Astro Boy

THR: Golden Harvest promises rebirth

New managers vow to resurrect storied HK studio Golden Harvest

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

July 22, 2009

July 22, 2009

Aaron Kwok, Shu Qi
Aaron cools down
Aaron Kwok, Shu Qi film City Under Siege

Louis Koo gains 14kg for ‘uncle’ role in Overheard

Remind you of anyone?
Li Bingbing back to Tang Dynasty in Detective Dee

Looking for Kung Fu Girls for Andy Lau’s New Film ‘Unshakeable Military Orders’
Based on Yang Family saga

Stanley Kwan, Christopher Doyle Chase Solar Eclipse for New Film “Energy Behind the Heart”


My Interview with Francoise Yip

One of our readers, scores an interview with Francoise Yip.
She speaks to Glenn on a range of topics: working with Anthony Wong, her impressions of Anita Mui and her new film Motherland.
Motherland is directed by Doris Yeung starring Francoise Yip, Kenneth Tsang and Byron Mann.

Jeff Yang: The rise and fall — and rise? — of Hong Kong cinema

Bruce Lee Legend Remains Strong in H.K. 36 Yrs after His Death
Bruce Lee’s family OKs biopics
J.A. Media plans at least three films

Singapore’s Boku Films to co-produce The Host sequel

Chengtian reaps Golden Harvest
Name change completes takeover


Photos from opening ceremony of Lydia Shum exhibition


Vivian Chow arrived in Shanghai to view the solar eclipse - more photos

Where’s Joe?

Leon Didn’t Announce Wedding at ‘Dream Wedding” Concert

Unsuccessful Graduate Zhao Wei to Halt Career for School
Vicki Zhao delays graduation for ‘Mulan’

Denise Ho out of the Closet?
HK singer Denise Ho comes out of the closet

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