Friday, January 22, 2010

1.22.2010 - News

Red-faced General Guan Yu is to be the subject of three films this year. In March, it's reported that Donnie Yen will play Guan Yu to Zhang Hanyu's Cao Cao, to be directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong. In another film, popular mainland actor Sun Honglei will play the general in the Tian Zhuangzhuang helmed version. Finally, Benny Chan has invited Louis Koo and Aaron Kwok to play the Guan Yu-Cao Cao duo. The dark-skinned Louis Koo said he was attracted to the script and  joked that the could play the general without makeup. (Xinhua)

The Legend of Chen Zhen's Shu Qi and Donnie Yen

Gordon Chan, Donnie Yen, Andrew Lau

Huang Bo
Investors have added an additional $20M yuan to the budget for special effects and a Hollywood post-production team bringing the total budget to $120M. (Sina)

The Case of the Itaewon Homicide
South Korea Reopens the Burger King Murder File
The government's move follows a flurry of renewed interest in the crime in popular culture. In September, a blockbuster film that dramatized the murder, The Case of the Itaewon Homicide, swept South Korea.

CRI: Zhang Ziyi to Sue Media Company

Jay Chou, Lin Chi-Ling, Jolin Tsai, Terri Kwan and the Taiwanese Cher


beyondasiaphilia said...

re: Guan Yu movies. I vote for the Donnie Yen/Zhang Hanyu/Infernal Affairs guys version. Just cause the cinematography will be better & Zhang Hanyu rocks. Hope Donnie Yen doesn't ruin it.

dleedlee said...

I have to agree. Though I'd like to see Sun Honglei, too, but Tian Zhuangzhuang seems to have lost his directorial touch, particularly after The Warrior and The Wolf.