Thursday, November 5, 2009

11.05.2009 - Movie News

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)


Xie Na

Xie Na, Huang Lei (r)

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)

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.

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