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September 6, 2010

September 6, 2010

THR: De Bont to direct Zhang Ziyi in ‘Mulan’(CRI)

“Mulan” is set to start shooting this fall outside Shanghai, where de Bont, the director of “Speed,” “Twister” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” will attempt to bring romance, action and drama to screenwriter John Blickstead’s recreation of the Chinese Joan of Arc story that was first described in a 6th century poem

“Carmen”: Shu Qi’s Version for “Legend of the Fist” (CRI)

Seediq Bale: Taiwanese director completes epic film after 13 years

The four-hour film will be shown in two parts when it hits the big screen next July. (Sina)

Global Times: Local filmmakers bitter but can’t make films like Inception

Variety: China ready to ‘Party’

After the success of “The Founding of a Republic,” an epic tribute to China’s 1949 revolution, work has begun on “The Founding of a Party” to mark the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party’s foundation on July 1 next year.

WPost: Chinese firms look to team up with Hollywood

“The Hollywood infrastructure is very open to other people’s money,” he added, “but they really only want to do creative deals within the community and to hire from within.”

BAW’s 007 SUV to launch in third quarter

Coincidence?

Peter Chan’s Wu Xia crew was trapped for two hours due to a landslide caused by rain in Tengchong. Four large vans were blocked but no serious damage or injuries occurred. Donnie Yen is currently in Venice and Tang Wei is in Beijing for the Founding of a Party press conference. Only Takeshi Kaneshiro is in place. The mountain route is under heavy private guard ever since Tang Wei and Takeshi Kaneshiro were photographed at the nearby hotel. Only those with work permits are allowed to pass and foreign vehicles are not allowed to remain. (Sina)

Nick Cheung and Liu Yunlong latest to join cast of Founding of a Party

Liu Yunlong, Nick Cheung

Nick Cheung (Sina)

Wind Blast stills with Francis Ng (Sina)

Shu Qi gets wet for Feng Xiaogang’s If You Are the One 2

Taking a plunge

(Xinhua)

Jiang Yiyan - I Phone You

Jiang Yiyan

Jiang Yiyan stars in the China-Germany coproduction (Sina)

Chrissie Chau is reportedly supplanting Stephy Tang in Patrick Kong Pak-Leung’s next installment of his Love series films. Stephy starred in his previous films My Sweetie, Marriage With a Fool, Love is Not Around, L is For Love, Nobody’s Perfect and Love Connected. (Xinhua)

Guei Lun-Mei attending a charity auction in Taipei

Guei Lun-Mei

March 19, 2010

March 19, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 3:38 pm

Today, Mar.19, is Vivian Hsu’s birthday (35th) and marks her 20th year in show business.

To mark the event she [updated] offered a ‘gift’ via her international web site (http://www.vivianhsufanclub.com) to her fans (a copy of her new CD to her first 319 fans and one autographed by herself to a lucky fan).

(Sina) (NowNews)

Director/actor Liu Yunlong, Fan Bingbing

(Sina)

During World War II, Japan allegedly prearranged coded weather forecasts to alert its diplomats overseas of ensuing attacks on a foreign country. “North wind, cloudy” would mean the Soviet Union; “West wind, clear” Britain; “East wind, rain” the United States, or more specifically, Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

“East Wind, Rain” also stars Fan Bingbing, Yu Rongguang, Li Xiaoran, and Wang Baoqiang. (Opens Apr.22)

Ning Caishen, the film’s screenwriter, said Yan Ni will still star as the manager of the Tong Fu hotel in the film, even though it had previously been reported that she would not appear in the movie because she was not satisfied with the salary on offer.

YANG QING

Yang’s “One Night in Supermarket,” a stylish and quirky low-budget laffer, has captured the imagination of China’s growing army of young cinemagoers, with boffo B.O. to boot. The 28-year-old from Chongqing in southwestern China wrote “One Night” in 2006 and shot it in just 29 days on a budget of $3.65 million. Yang won best scriptwriter at the Media Awards of the 12th Shanghai Intl. Film Festival in 2009.

ARVIN CHEN

The Boston-born director of “Au Revoir Taipei” cut his teeth working as an assistant in Taipei to the late, great Taiwanese director Edward Yang, and has also impressed Wim Wenders, who executive produced and gave behind-the-scenes support for “Au Revoir Taipei,” Chen’s feature debut. “Au Revoir Taipei” has delighted crix and won the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) prize at the Berlin Intl. Film Festival in February. Chen had previously won a Silver Bear at Berlin for his short “Mei” in 2007.

EVA JIN

The Chinese-American filmmaker generated an interesting first last year: with her Zhang Ziyi starrer “Sophie’s Revenge,” she become the first female Chinese director to make more than 100 million yuan ($14.65 million) at the B.O. She also sold the English-language remake rights of the film, which she wrote. An early sign of her talent was when her short film “The 17th Man” won an Emmy Award for university students.

As the 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival kicks off Sunday, the local movie industry is re-evaluating its role in Chinese-language cinema.

‘Suzie Wong’ star, Nancy Kwan, shocked at destruction of old Hong Kong

“Hong Kong was really very charming in those days,” she told AFP in an interview ahead of the screening of a documentary about her life at the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market forum on Monday.

The documentary, entitled “To Whom it May Concern: Ka Shen’s Journey”, a reference to Kwan’s Chinese name, traces the ups and downs of her career and life, including the death of her only son in 1996 at age 33.

A reformer and pioneer of Hong Kong cinema, director Patrick Lung Kong vowed to change the face of Cantonese cinema and was ahead of his time in farsighted portrayals of sensitive social issues like the plague in “Yesterday Today Tomorrow” and the anti-nuclear film “Hiroshima 28″. He was keen to explore new ways of storytelling and experimented with different editing and pacing techniques. His films are impressive viewing, even today.

Kim Hee-Sun

Warring States: Why Kim Hee-Sun?

And how he got the interview

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Two nights ago, Kelly Chen, Gigi Leung, Hacken Lee and Edmond Leung performed at a Lion’s Club charity concert

Gigi Leung

(Xinhua)

Jun Ji-Hyun and Leon Lai attended the grand opening of the Peninsula Hotel in Shanghai

The pair met 12 years ago while working on an advert

(Sina)(2)

Jaycee Chan - Taiwan

Jaycee Chan shooting MV for his new single

(Xinhua)

Edison Chen, in his own words:

Guess Who’s Back

with two words MICHAEL JORDAN shook a nation

with no words LEVI’s of CHINA/TAIWAN/HONG KONG spoke loudly for me

yes i’m back and probably more focused and more determined than ever

alot is in the mix for ya boi EDC

people been talking alot, saying that and this and that

i dun need to speak back to the haters and nay-sayers cuz my actions will destroy

laugh all u want and ridicule all u want

my mom told me the world is mine

so i am here to take it back

YEAH take it back not just take it

THANKS FOR KEEPING MY SEAT WARM

like jigga man said it best ……… IM ALREADY HOME

BIG UPS TO LEVI’s 4 BELIEVING IN ME AND STANDING BY ME

Edison Chen and Jolin Tsai avoid each other at fashion show

TVB’s Stephen Chan stays calm in storm

March 18, 2010

Mulan (review)

Filed under: Reprints — Tags: — dleedlee @ 12:53 am

Mulan
Hua Mulan
(China) A Polybona, Shanghai East, China Film Group release of a Starlight Intl. Media Group production, in association with PKU Starlight Group, Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary Co., Shanghai Film Group, Beijing Galloping Horse Film & TV Prods., Polybona Films, Beijing Starlight Intl. Media Co. (International sales: Distribution Workshop, Hong Kong.) Produced by Song Guangcheng. Executive producer, Wang Zhe. Co-executive producers, Long Qiuyun, Ren Zhonglun, Li Ming, Yu Dong. Directed by Jingle Ma. Screenplay, Zhang Ting, Ma, Wang Hui-ling, Bai Bangni, Hu Yu.

Mandarin dialogue

By DEREK ELLEY
China’s long-mooted “response” to Disney’s singin’-and-dancin’ “Mulan” scores high on ethnic credentials but considerably lower on entertainment value. Directed by a Hong Kong helmer, with several offshore Chinese among the key techies, pic lacks the dramatic and cultural heft of a purely mainland production, despite a largely mainland cast led by petite, big-eyed star Vicki Zhao as the cross-dressing ancient warrior. Good-looking but uninvolving costume actioner rounded up an OK 83 million yuan ($12 million) in a brief sally in China late last year but flopped in Hong Kong. For Western markets, it’s largely an ancillary item.

The story of the (probably fictional) Hua Mulan has been celebrated in Chinese cinema since the silent days, with more than half a dozen feature-film, film-opera and TV-drama versions. Disney’s 1998 toon, with its pesky, Eddie Murphy-voiced dragon, ethnic cliches and showbizzy razzmatazz, was an international hit but put many Chinese noses out of joint. Several local projects vied over the years to remedy the perceived loss of face, with Hong Kong d.p.-turned-helmer Jingle Ma (”Fly Me to Polaris,” “Tokyo Raiders”) winning the race.

Result has all the feel of a Hong Kong-led, mainland-shot production, with thesps like Jaycee Chan (son of Jackie) spliced in for comedy, but with an overall lack of dramatic and cultural depth. That wouldn’t be so bad if Ma’s helming had some real oomph, but he’s generally been stronger with romances and comedies than costume dramas, as demonstrated by his last attempt, the blah “Butterfly Lovers.”

Film is set in the Northern Wei dynasty, during the fifth century, when Mongol hordes in the north — specifically the Rouran tribes — are eyeing the fertile plains of China as a place to settle fulltime. When the Wei emperor puts out the call for able-bodied men, tomboy Hua Mulan (Zhao) takes the place of her sickly father, professional soldier Hua Hu (Yu Rongguang), and signs up in manly duds, as women are barred from military service, on pain of death.

The only one who knows her true identity is laddish childhood friend Tiger (Chan, consistently annoying), who happens to be in the same troop. But another soldier, Wentai (Chen Kun), soon cottons on, and protects her from discovery; he also tries to teach her to separate emotion from warfare.

Unlike the recent “Pope Joan,” pic is hardly interested, after the initial reels, in Mulan’s cross-dressing problems or her fear of discovery. With the final battle against Rouan leader Mendu (Hu Jun) taking up a major chunk of the second half, the script spends more time on Mulan’s psychological makeup, and whether she can really disengage her personal feelings on the battlefield and match the murderous Mongol in toughness.

Problem is, beyond the physical action (well staged by ace action director Tung Wei), there’s little drama happening onscreen. Zhao, who’s perfect casting for tomboy roles (”Red Cliff”), looks convincing in helmet and fifth-century armor but is a tad short in stature to convince as a commander. And there’s so little sexual chemistry between her and the weedy Chen that the de facto love story never gets off the ground.

On a performance level, the leads are totally outclassed by Hu as the glowering, psychotic Mendu. Korean-American singer Nicky Lee contributes some gruff masculinity as a Wei soldier, while eclectic Russian singer-composer Vitas (who’s repped by producer Starlight Intl. Media Group) simply hangs around the outskirts of the plot as a Rouran court singer. As a Rouran princess who seeks alliance, not war, with the Wei, newcomer Liu Yuxin deserves more screentime.

Sizable local budget (some $12 million) is all up on the screen, with dusty locations in Gansu, Hebei and Ningxia provinces grittily lensed by Hong Kong d.p. Tony Cheung. Score by Singaporean brothers Lee Wei-song and Lee Si-song (”All About Women”) wobbles back and forth between costume-heroic and more contempo sounds.

Camera (color, widescreen), Tony Cheung, Chen Guoxiong; editor, Kwong Chi-leong; music, Lee Wei-song, Lee Si-song; production designer, Bruce Yu; art director, Chan Wu-ho; costume designer, Petra Kwok; sound (Dolby Digital), Kinson Tsang; action director, Tung Wei; assistant director, Chan Wai-kei. Reviewed on DVD, Berlin, Feb. 21, 2010. (In Berlin Film Festival — market.) Running time: 118 MIN.
(Variety)

November 25, 2009

November 25, 2009

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New Stills for Bodyguards and Assassins Released

Leon Lai

Tony Leung Kar-Fai

Michelle Reis

Leon Lai

Simon Yam

Fan Bingbing

Zhou Yun

Nic Tse

Wang Xueqi

Eric Tsang

Bateer

Tony Leung Kar-Fai

Dec.18 release More stills (HunanTV)

Hong Kong director takes on Mulan with real actors

It’s a drag

Legendary heroine

14 Blades is scheduled to be released February 4 (Sina)

Nic Tse, Dante Lam

Nic Tse shaves his head for Stool Pigeon (Sina)

(cri.cn)

Aaron Kwok, Gong Beibi

(Sina)

Oxide Pang is filming B+ Detective, the sequel to The Detective (lit.C+ Detective) in Thailand.

Eddie Cheung and Sandra Ng

Vivian Chow relaxing on set of Ann Hui’s ‘Leisurely Fried Rice’ (Sina)

CRI: Lin Chiling 2010 Photo Calendar

Edison Chen’s 5th Shanghai store gets $4m investment from lady tycoon

Twins’ Charlene Choi admits to dating Ronald Cheng

Kay Tse furious at online photo featuring a lookalike with another man

(cri.cn)

Veteran Hong Kong actor Chan Hung Lit dies

November 24, 2009

November 24, 2009

CRI: 3D Monkey King to Hit Screen Next Summer

Triple Tap (Sina)

CRI: “Triple Tap” Finished Filming

THR: Yee looks for next hit with ‘Triple Tap’

“The gunfire would trigger explosions near swamps, so we had to spend more time to find locations. We also had to modify the guns to make them safe for filming,”

Considerations were made to accommodate the Chinese audience and regulators, with “stylized portrayal of violence,” said director Yee, whose previous outing, the Jackie Chan drama “The Shinjuku Incident” was denied release in China even after the script had been approved by the Chinese censors and granted co-production status.

Additional photos (Sina)

Poster for mainland comedy Mars Is OK

The film opened last Friday but along with comedies Panda Express and The Robbers got steamrollered by mega-disaster film ‘2012′ (Sina)

Wong Jing plays a baddie

(Sina)

Bodyguards and Assassins - Sun Yat-Sen

[Looks like Jacky Cheung, to me]

The mystery of who plays Sun Yat-Sen remains. Jacky Cheung is known to have flown to Shanghai to film for  half a day in an important role but it was not revealed what role. Jet Li has also been rumored but Tony Leung Chiu Wai is said to be in the Hong Kong version and Zhang Hanyu in the mainland version hase also been mentioned as possibilities.

Michelle Ye dubbing for Fan Bingbing (Sina)

Michelle Ye has been selected to dub the Cantonese for Fan Bingbing’s character in Bodyguards and Assassins.

Screen Daily: Mo Tzu Yi joins cast of Singaporean comedy Forever

Epic tale of Mulan returns to cinemas

(Sina)

Zhao Wei and Chen Kun bathing scene slide show (Sina)

Updated Swordsman?

Hong Kong media reports that Yuen Wo-Ping is gearing up to make an updated version of Tsui Hark’s Swordsman with Zhou Xun and Takeshi Kaneshiro after the Lunar New Year. (cri.cn)

Chen Hong-Lieh

Chen Hong-Lieh, Shaw Brothers villain and TVB actor recently died of a heart attack. His age was reported to be either 65 or 66. (Sina)

Edison Chen visits three Taiwan nightclubs to promote his own USB products

Andy Lau spends millions for a change of fortune

Twins again, Charlene’s 10 lb birthday cake (Sina)

November 19, 2009

November 19, 2009

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New stills of Zhao Wei in Mulan released. A Nov.27 release is scheduled (HunanTV)

HD (Sina)

Kitty Zhang Yuqi - Jump

Zhang Yuqi stars in Stephen Fung’s story about a simple rural girl in the big city who loves to dance. The original story comes from Stephen Chow. (HunanTV) (Sina)

Nick Cheung is hoping to win a Golden Horse for Best Actor (Beast Stalker) (Sina)

Variety: Overheard

Quality casting down the line and a script that manages some characterization between its twists and turns make for an entertaining package that’s flawed only by a lack of sustained tension in the direction.

Variety: The Robbers

A pair of amoral thieves end up defending a tiny village they initially came to pilfer in “The Robbers,” a rambunctious black comedy in period duds that plays like a Chinese riff on “Seven Samurai.”

CRI: China Expects Most Crowded Spring Festival Film Season

“We will have a headache in February because the Valentine’s Day coincides with the Spring Festival (lunar new year) holiday,” He said. “There are too many films to manage.”

Cecilia Cheung previously suffered two miscarriages

Taiwan’s sexiest woman

Model-turned-actress Lin Chi-ling says reputation takes “a lot of maintenance”.

Fan Bingbing

(cri.cn)

Fan Bingbing magazine spread in HD (Sina)

Zhang Jingchu Beijing jewelry brand appearance in HD (Sina)

Zhang Jingchu GQ

(ChinaDaily)

Zhang Jingchu GQ launch in HD (Sina)

CRI: Michelle Yeoh’s New Role

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” actress Michelle Yeoh raises awareness on road safety.

Andy Lau lookalike is a porn star

More than 400 Taiwanese artistes on tax man’s ‘wanted list’

November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009

CRI: Classic Fantasy Film Storms back with Dazzling CG Effects

The sequel to 1998 fantasy/kung fu film ‘The Storm Warriors’ will hit cinemas across Asia on December 10.

CRI: ‘Mulan’ Premieres in Beijing

Three Guns poster features English title of A Simple Noodle Story. The title is reminiscent of the popular internet parody of Chen Kaige’s The Promise, The Bloody Case That Started With a Steamed Bun

(cri.cn)

CRI: Zhang Yimou’s New Film Is a Tribute to “Zhiqing” Generation

Director Zhang Yimou will begin shooting a heart-wrenching romance set in China in the 1970s.

Adapted from a 2008 bestselling novel “Hawthorn Tree Forever”, the story revolves around a great unfulfilled love in around 1975 between two “zhiqing,” or young, educated urban people sent to the countryside for re-education during China’s decade long “cultural revolution.”

Zhang will embark on a Nanjing massacre-themed film following “Hawthorn Tree,” the report said.

THR: Zhang considers war drama, romance as next project

THR: ‘Chen Zhen’ starts shooting near Shanghai

Leon Lai - Frozen

Leon Lai has begun work on Derek Kwok’s Frozen. The storyline is unknown. (HunanTV) (Sina)

CRI: Jet Li Acknowledges Singaporean Citizenship

Kitty Zhang gives her two cents on mentor Stephen Chow

The demure 23-year-old actress revealed her tendencies to quarrel with Stephen during filming due to their differences in personality. Despite that, she expressed her utmost respect for the latter and shared that she is filled with awe and admiration for him.

Panda Express Premiere

Deng Jiajia

Jane Zhang sang the theme song

Liu Hua

Panda Express Premiere photos (Sina)

Charlene Choi attending a Christmas lighting ceremony at Times Square (Xinhua)

Gillian Chung

Gillian Chung celebrates 15th anniversary of Toughjeans brand

(Xinhua)

November 9, 2009

November 9, 2009

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New Midnight Taxi poster released

(HunanTV)

Mulan’s world premiere has been announced in Beijing for Nov.16. at the Worker’s Stadium.

Zhejiang Satellite TV has acquired the hotly contested live broadcast rights to the event. Beginning on the 7th Zhejiang will begin a massive publicity campaign. (Xinhua) (HunanTV)

CRI: Mulan’s Release Date Set for November 27 (Sina)

Huang Yi, To Yuhang - Ip Man Prequel

Cast for Herman Yau’s Ip Man Prequel at Hong Kong press conference. The prequel covers Ip Man’s adolescence and studies in Hong Kong, his return to Foshan and how he met his wife played by Huang Yi. It’s scheduled for a May release ahead of Wilson Yip’s Ip Man 2.

Xu Jiao will play Ip Man’s younger sister (ifeng)

(Sina)

CRI: First Look at Sun Honglei in Treasure Hunt Movie

Another treasure hunt comedy starring popular actors Sun Honglei and Lin Chi-ling is now filming in the vast desert of northwestern China’s Gansu province. (HD version - Sina)

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai Sleeper?

Sun Honglei (Sina)

Lurk/Sleeper (Sina)

Yao Chen

Yao Chen, Shen Aojun

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Shu Qi are reportedly interested and in the running for the movie remake of a recent popular TV series ‘Sleeper’. Sun Honglei and Yao Chen played the originals in the story of a Communist sleeper agent in the KMT’s top intelligence agency after Japan surrendered in 1945. While his wife joins the Communist Party, he takes on a temporary wife. Sun Honglei is also open to the possibility to return to reprise his role. (HunanTV)

Wang Baoqiang

Jia Zhangke

Wang Baoqiang will star in a Jia Zhangke produced film, ‘Hello, Mr Tree’ to be directed by Han Jie. (Sina)

November 5, 2009

November 5, 2009

Treasure Hunter

Treasure Hunter - Lin Chi-Ling, Jay Chou

(HunanTV) (2)

14 Blades

Donnie Yen and Zhao Wei

A first rough cut of 14 Blades, prior to post production special effects and music, was screened in Hong Kong to industry insiders and it has garnered applause and predictions of a big box office. With a goal of HK$200M it is expected to earn HK$300M. The film reportedly has a mix of romance for the women and action for the men. Zhao Wei’s performance is said to be ‘beyond all previous works’. In the past, Zhao Wei was considered box office poison, now with Red Cliff, Painted Skin and 14 Blades, she will become China’s first actress to make 3 films with over $200M earnings and make her the Queen of Costumes. (Sina) (2)

Vivan Chow and Sandra Ng on set of Ann Hui’s latest film. (Sina)

Jane Zhang Liangying will sing the main theme song Mulan Star in Mulan. Previously, it was reported that Stefanie Sun would sing the theme song for the Mulan MV.  (cri)

Jane also sings the theme song for Panda Express (Nov.20 release). (Sina)

Xie Na

Listen to the catchy song Earth Welcomes You from the Lunar New Year sci-fi comedy Mars is OK (?)(originally Mars Baby) sung by actress Xie Na (Tracing Shadow). [Audio caution] (Sina)


Andrew Lau plans next year to shoot a Storm Warriors style film based on a popular manga series Abi Sword. He plans to invite Shu Qi, Jay Chou and Wu Zun in the leading roles. (Sina) (Teaser)

THR: Zhang Ziyi on board for ‘Flower’

To star in and co-produce English-language drama “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”

CRI: Zhang Ziyi to Produce Second Film

Next decade could be ‘glorious,’ Zhang Yimou says of Chinese films

Zhang said his new film has shades of Chow’s signature nonsensical humor, but doesn’t go as far as the Hong Kong comedian known for “Shaolin Soccer” and “Kung Fu Hustle.”

“There are some parts where we go crazy like Stephen Chow, but we don’t go as crazy,” he said.

Shooting in digital format for the first time, Zhang said he was more prone to letting his actors experiment because he didn’t have to conserve film.


Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival opens with 2 Asian films

Taiwanese director Cheng Wen-tang’s “Tears” and Chinese director Tian Zhuangzhuang’s “The Wolf and the Warrior” opened the Golden Horse Film Festival Thursday.

Media Asia at 15

November 2, 2009

November 2, 2009

Mulan opens November 27

Amazing Tales: Three Guns (Dec.10, earlier reported as Dec.11)

Ning Hao’s No Man Land/No Man’s Land (Dec.18)

Other release dates: The Robbers/Tang Dynasty Brothers, Panda Express (Nov.20), Bodyguards and Assassins (Dec.18), Still unconfirmed: Treasure Hunter,14 Blades, Little Big Soldier, Confucius. (cri.cn)


Stephen Chow

Spotted outside a Hong Kong Jockey Club event, Stephen Chow said he will begin shooting a film next year. A noted bicycling enthusiast often seen riding about the city, reporters suggested a Shaolin Bicycle film would be appropriate. Asked if he was taking advantage of the real estate market to make big money, Chow was evasive. (Sina)


Ann Hui has not decided whether a kissing scene between Vivian Chow and Chan Wei-Ting will be necessary. (Sina)

Aaron Kwok

Josie Ho

Josie, Aaron, Director Roy Chow, Christine To (writer)

Murderer aka Crime and Punishment promotion in Guangzhou. The ending was changed and the violence toned down in order to play in the Mainland. Josie Ho hoped that her Dream Homes would be accepted for screening with edits from director Pang Ho-Cheung. (Sina) (Xinhua)


CCTV: Remake of the classic “Mulan”

Actress Zhao Wei said, “I have dressed like a man before, but it was all about being funny. This time, I have to actually perform like a man. I’m not sure if the audience will think I’m really manly in this film. Director Ma has been devoted in sculpting my part and Chen Kun’s role. So the movie is going to be very romantic.”

CCTV: Stephen Fung’s Jump

Hong Kong actor, singer, model, writer and film director Stephen Fung’s third directorial effort “Jump” will come out soon to be screened for the year-end season. Fung has recently embarked on an intensive promotional campaign around China in hopes that it will help his movie “Jump” over some fierce box office competition…

THR: ‘Stool Pigeon’ starts filming in HK

‘Beast Stalker’ team returns with police story


[T]he first-ever recipient of the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress, is making a comeback with a new indie film called “At the End of Daybreak.”

‘Tuya’s Marriage’ director stands out at four-day market

Film production house now valued over $1.5 bil

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