Tuesday, November 24, 2009

11.24.2009 - News

CRI: 3D Monkey King to Hit Screen Next Summer

Triple Tap (Sina)

CRI: "Triple Tap" Finished Filming
THR: Yee looks for next hit with 'Triple Tap'
“The gunfire would trigger explosions near swamps, so we had to spend more time to find locations. We also had to modify the guns to make them safe for filming,”
Considerations were made to accommodate the Chinese audience and regulators, with “stylized portrayal of violence," said director Yee, whose previous outing, the Jackie Chan drama “The Shinjuku Incident” was denied release in China even after the script had been approved by the Chinese censors and granted co-production status.
Additional photos (Sina)

Poster for mainland comedy Mars is OK
The film opened last Friday but along with comedies Panda Express and The Robbers got steamrollered by mega-disaster film '2012' (Sina)

Wong Jing plays a baddie

Bodyguards and Assassins - Sun Yat-Sen
[Looks like Jacky Cheung, to me]

The mystery of who plays Sun Yat-Sen remains. Jacky Cheung is known to have flown to Shanghai to film for  half a day in an important role but it was not revealed what role. Jet Li has also been rumored but Tony Leung Chiu Wai is said to be in the Hong Kong version and Zhang Hanyu in the mainland version hase also been mentioned as possibilities.

Michelle Ye dubbing for Fan Bingbing (Sina)
Michelle Ye has been selected to dub the Cantonese for Fan Bingbing's character in Bodyguards and Assassins.

Screen Daily: Mo Tzu Yi joins cast of Singaporean comedy Forever

Epic tale of Mulan returns to cinemas

Zhao Wei and Chen Kun bathing scene slide show (Sina)

Updated Swordsman?
Hong Kong media reports that Yuen Wo-Ping is gearing up to make an updated version of Tsui Hark's Swordsman with Zhou Xun and Takeshi Kaneshiro after the Lunar New Year. (cri.cn)

Chen Hong-Lieh
Chen Hong-Lieh, Shaw Brothers villain and TVB actor recently died of a heart attack. His age was reported to be either 65 or 66. (Sina)

Edison Chen visits three Taiwan nightclubs to promote his own USB products

Andy Lau spends millions for a change of fortune

Twins again, Charlene's 10 lb birthday cake (Sina)

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