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March 15, 2011

March 15, 2011

Pray for more rescues and reunions in the wake of the Sendai Earthquake.


February 11, 2011

February 11, 2011

THR: Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City

A fun superhero film that makes black-and-white look “colorful.”

THR: Chinese New Year Welcomes Slew of Comedy Releases

John Woo’s ‘The Killer’ remake now has a promo poster

CRI: Zhao Wei Lends Her Voice to “Eternal Moment”

CRI: Stars Shine at “Eternal Moment” Premiere (Sina-slide show)

Faye Wong and others dressed as Young Pioneers in signature red scarves

Faye Wong

Faye Wong

When one phone isn’t enough (Sina)

Husband and wife, Wang Xuebing, Sun Ning (Xinhua)


FBA: We sharpens Flying Guillotines

Hong Kong and Chinese production group We Pictures has given the green light to The Flying Guillotines

Screen Daily: Bodyguards team throws Flying Guillotines with We Distribution

The Flying Guillotine team is an elite crime-fighting unit in the emperor’s court, trained to use flying blades to decapitate people in their search-and-destroy operations.

FBA: Wang works with genius

Hong Kong-born director Wayne Wang (王穎) is to go ahead with Einstein, a biopic of the physics genius

Hong Kong-based sales outfit takes $25m-budgeted The Sorcerer And The White Snake. (Screen Daily)

Distribution Workshop has picked up international sales rights to the Jet Li film The Sorcerer And The White Snake. Hong Kong action choreographer and film director/producer Tony Ching Siu-tung is directing the film.

Eva Huang (Kung Fu Hustle) stars as the White Snake of the title, who transforms into a beautiful woman to rescue and live with the man she falls in love with – an herbal physician played by Raymond Lam. When their town is plagued by a mysterious disease, she sacrifices her supernatural power and energy to help him save people but is found out to be a serpent when the Sorceror played by Jet Li arrives. Charlene Choi of The Twins Effect series also stars as Green Snake who helps the white one.

Venus Keung (One Nite In Mongkok) is director of photography while William Chang (2046) is costume director.

Patrick Kong’s (Yip Lin-Sum) Mr. and Mrs. Single has been quietly dropped from the Valentine’s Day slot and rescheduled for an April release. Rene Liu and Eason Chan star in the comedy.

Buddha Mountain starring Fan Bingbing is about to be released on Mar. 4

Sylvia Chang and Fan Bingbing (Sina)(Sina-gallery)

Dayyan Eng’s Inseparable, starring Kevin Spacey and Daniel Wu, debuts in Berlin. (Sina)

Ady was initially described as their matchmaker. However, she was later said to have an unrequited crush on Xiaofei, which led to fallout between Ady and Barbie.

Model Rosemary Vandenbroucke is likely to escape jail time after a prosecutor in Nevada decided to reduce the drug charge against her to one of possession.

September 28, 2009

September 28, 2009

Spy drama Happy Autumn(?) set in 1949 Guangzhou features Guo Xiaodong and Sun Chun, opens Oct.14. (

Guo Xiaodong

Sun Chun, Guo Xiaodong (

The Message has been on whirlwind media tour around the country. At one enthusiastic meeting with fans Huayi Brothers CEO Wang Zhonglei has promised that if The Message broke $300M at the box office he would release a 3 hour DVD version! The theatrical version runs 122 minutes. According to reports, the footage shot for the Li Bingbing-Huang Xiaoming ‘medical checkup’ scene is almost equal to that alone. (


Fan Bingbing

Huang Jue

Du Jiayi

Director He Ping

Wheat arrives in Beijing (

Huang Jue Exposed in ‘Wheat’

Known for his relationship with actress-director Xu Jinglei, actor Huang Jue has stepped out of his comfort zone to reveal his true colors in the film “The Wheat”.

“The Wheat” tells the story of two Qin soldiers fleeing from war and taking refuge in the small town of Zhao, where all of the adult men of the village have gone to war. To survive, the fugitives change their identities into Zhao soldiers who had won the battle against Qin.

Rene Liu, Jacky Cheung

With production moving from Beijing to Shenzhen, Jacky Cheung and Rene Liu were in Shenzhen to promote their upcoming New Year’s/Valentine’s Day film Hot Summer Day (formerly Yit Lat Lat). The film is a Huayi Brothers and Fox joint venture. The stellar cast will include Nic Tse, Daniel Wu, Barbie Hsu, Vivian Hsu, and Duan Yihong. When Jacky was asked about the difference between Rene and his recent costar Tang Wei (Crossing Hennessy), he replied that Rene was more experienced and Tang Wei needed more time as she was still new. (

Visitors From The Sui Dyansty from director Zhang Yuxin (Teeth of Love) features time travellers in this new comedy.  Trailer (

3D ‘Deer’ Premieres

“The King of Milu Deer”, which claims to be China’s first animated 3D blockbuster, premiered on Saturday in Beijing.

Chow Yun-Fat ‘Dancing with Strangers’

Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-Fat’s next film will be a Spanish-American-German-Chinese cooperation, reports.

Huang Xiaolei

Da Zhang Wei

Director Liang Chao

Royal Tattoo red carpet photos (

Astroboy opens Oct.23

Astroboy mosaic made of 138,000 recycled subway tickets on display in a Shinjuku department store. (

China picks ‘Forever Enthralled’ for Oscars

Emperor hires Ivy Ho for marketing

Former HKIFF awards director joins after 15 years in industry

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