THR: China-Korea-Japan Ready ‘Yang Gui Fei’ for November Shoot
Yang Gui Fei tells the story of a Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) imperial consort who was the favorite of the Emperor Xuanzong. Despite her legendary beauty and relationship with the emperor, she was ultimately killed by the emperor’s guards after her family was blamed for a rebellion against the monarch.
Eng has two upcoming projects set for 2012: a heist gone wrong film that will likely shoot in Hong Kong next spring, backed by China Film Group and a Hong Kong partner. The other is the birth of his first child, due in January.
THR: Korean WWII Film Promises Big Action, Bigger Drama
“We aimed to provide visual effects that haven’t been seen before in a war movie, but My Way is essentially a dramaa bout humanist values,” said director Kang Je-kyu, who ends a seven-year hiatus since helming Taegukgi, a Korean War flick that became one of the highest-grossing films in local box office history.
The new film has been making headlines for bringing together three of Asia’s hottest superstars, including Jang, Odagiri and Chinese actress Fan Bingbing.
The film is slated to open in Korea in December and in Japan on Jan. 14, 2012. Discussions are underway for distribution dates in China and the United States, which are expected to fall sometime around mid-January next year.
Fan Bingbing at the Busan press conference for My Way
Jang Dong-gun, Fan Bingbing, Joe Odagiri and, presumably, their translators
The film tells a story about a couple of childhood sweethearts who are involved in two uninvestigated yet questionable murders.
Fan Bingbing, Li Yu
Kong Wei (Sina), 2, 3
Laughing Gor - I’m back
Francis Ng - I’m bad
Turning Point Extreme, a new Laughing Gor film based on the TVB series Lives of Omission, is set to begin shooting on October 20. The cast includes Michael Tse, Bosco Wong, Kate Tsui, Francis Ng and MC Jin. Francis Ng will play the villain. Fala Chen will not return, the female lead will be Rebecca Zhu, Miss Hong Kong 2011.(Sina)
Lost in Panic Cruise poster
The film is the follow up to Lost in Panic Room, also starring Alec Su.
Based on positive response to a preview in Hong Kong, Barbara Wong’s The Allure of Tears, besides a Mainland release, now will also open in Taiwan, Hong Kong, UK, Thailand, Malaysia and Australia on December 24. (Sina)
Tentative Lunar Holiday schedule (Mainland) released, a partial listing: White Vengeance (Nov.24), Happy Magic (Dec.1), The Flowers of War (Dec.16), The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (Dec.18), The Grandmasters (Dec.22), The Allure of Tears (Dec.24).
Gigi Leung’s other wedding day dress, a traditional cheongsam in Spanish colors