Tuesday, November 10, 2009

11.10.2009 - Movie News

THR: Yen enjoyed playing villain
Yen explored transformation in '14 Blades'
Action star Donnie Yen says he signed on to play an ancient Chinese secret service agent in his new film — even though it was another kung fu epic — because he wanted to tackle the role of a villain who discovers his humanity.

Jiang film's full male cast revealed, but female leads unknown [?][Well, readers here know that Carina Lau is in it! Puzzling.]
BEIJING - CHOW Yun-fat says he had to check himself into a Beijing hospital earlier this week after catching a cold while shooting an US$18 million (S$24 million) Chinese frontier film.
The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star told reporters at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday that he took a two-day break from filming Chinese director Jiang Wen's upcoming movie Let the Bullets Fly for treatment.
In a self-deprecating joke about his age, the 54-year-old Chow said he had to receive medical treatment after filming scenes with younger male Chinese actors.
'I couldn't take it any more,' Chow said, adding the younger actors were 'simply too brilliant.' Hong Kong's Emperor Motion Pictures publicist Yip Kin-ping later said Chow was put on an intravenous drip after catching a cold from shooting in and near Beijing.
In the film, Jiang plays a bandit chief who tries to take over a remote provincial town in 1920s China, only to meet resistance from a tyrannical local businessman played by Chow.
Chow made his name with stylish Hong Kong gangster thrillers like A Better Tomorrow before making his Hollywood debut with the 1998 action movie The Replacement Killers. His other American credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Dragonball Evolution. -- AP

China's recently-listed film conglomerate Huayi Brothers has come on board Dante Lam's now in-production crime thriller "Stool Pigeon."

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