A bawdy, sentimental but still enjoyably Taiwanese coming-of-ager.
The popularity of this year’s biggest movie in Taiwan is spilling over into Hong Kong.
The film tells the tale of a modern magic story, in which an ordinary girl accidentally obtains magical powers from her magician teacher. Consequently, she becomes embroiled in a magical world which is beyond her control.
“Gao will start shooting the first movie of the franchise, ‘Detective Hunter Zhang’ in November. He will follow this up with a series of black comedies. We’re hoping that Gao can film two movies every year.”
During the event, Tony Leung revealed that the film begins with a police car under siege in the middle of a street. With the police station finding it difficult to cope with the crisis, everyone inside is under suspicion for being a mole.
The main investor behind the film, Edko Flim Limited, has claimed that the structure of the story is similar to that of “Infernal Affairs” in some ways, but claims that the film has incorporated a number of other elements including lots of car-chases and deadly explosions.
Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka-Fai (Sina-gallery)
The movie held its premiere ceremony yesterday in Beijing to celebrate the fact that this will be the first time that an Oxide Peng film has been screened on the mainland.
Angelica Lee Sinjie in Shanghai today for the opening of Oxide Pang’s “Sleepwalker in 3D”
Angelica Lee - movie stills
Producer Yuan Xiaomin announced that Cecilia Cheung would attend the Beijing and Shanghai premieres of “The Legendary Amazons”. Despite currently working on “Dangerous Liaisons” Cecilia readily agreed to appear.
“Cold Steel” stills of tough guys Peter Ho Yun-Tung, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Mickey He and Guo Mingxiang. In the action film opening Dec. 2, Peter Ho portrays a young farmer who becomes a skilled sniper in the war against Japan. Song Jia, Angeles Woo, and Yu Rongguang are also in the cast
Tony Leung Ka-Fai
Guo Mingxiang plays a Japanese sniper
Mickey He (Sina-gallery)
Karen Mok in another guise for Jeff Lau’s East Meets West (Sina)
Director Tom Lin Shu-Yu
From today’s premiere of “Starry Starry Night” in Beijing
Rene Liu (Sina)
Photos from last night’s birthday banquet for Deborah Li at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Besides family, Susanna Kwan and her partner also attended the celebration.
Deborah’s 60th birthday
Andy On, Jennifer Tse
Jennifer and Nicholas with mother
Patrick Tse Yin
Quintus and Lucas
Quintus and dad (Sina-gallery)
Hong Kong’s Next magazine published a photo of 56 year-old Gordon Liu recently. The Hong Kong martial arts star suffered a stroke and was admitted to the hospital. His right side has hemiplegia, paralysis, and he is undergoing long term rehabilitation. To prevent identification, Liu wears a knit hat and mask.