Saturday, April 17, 2010

4.17.2010 - News

Paul Maslansky is developing "The Silent Flute," a martial arts feature based on a treatment written by Bruce Lee prior to his death in 1973.

Maslansky ("Russia House," "Return to Oz," the "Police Academy" franchise) has announced he's secured financing from Hong Kong-based Bey Logan's B&E Prods.

Maslansky produced an earlier version of the movie in 1978 -- better known as "Circle of Iron" -- with the late Sandy Howard. He secured rights to the project from Howard's widow, Arlene Howard.
Maslansky's son, Sasha Maslansky, is writing the new screenplay based on Lee's original treatment. Bey Logan, Sasha Maslansky and Kurt Fethke will serve as producers, with David Tadman and Steve Kerridge also attached to the project as co-producers.

"'The Silent Flute' will be an epic martial arts adventure film that promises to honor Bruce Lee's original artistic and philosophical conception," said Paul Maslansky, who is exec producing. "It also promises to reach new levels of action and adventure never before seen in martial arts filmmaking."

"Circle of Iron," centered on a martial artist rebel -- portrayed by Jeff Cooper -- on a quest for the "Book of Enlightenment" and the various trials that educate him in Zen philosophy. Bruce Lee had written a part for himself as a reluctant mentor, which was played in the film by David Carradine; Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall and Eli Wallach also appeared.

Bruce Lee (Jiang Dai-Yan) in Ip Man 2

CRI: "City of Life and Death" Launches in UK

Sneaky peeks of Hawthorn Tree Forever

ATV will broadcast this year's HKFA Presentation Ceremonies Sunday night live and with no delay. They have promised not to cut acceptance speeches of rival artists from TVB. TVB in the past has been criticized for not broadcasting acceptance speeches of their rival artists from ATV. Last year, Paw Hee-Ching's speech was cut short when she publicly thanked ATV. Also, when previous awards shows ran over the scheduled time, the broadcast simply ended drawing the ire of television viewers. (Sina) 2009: What was kept on and what left off? (ESWN) In CCTV's rebroadcast of the 2009 awards, they eliminated Tang Wei's Best Newcomer presentation to Xu Jiao. 

Another picture of Zhao Wei circulating the internet

Yu Ke-Hsin, former Taiwan actress and girlfriend of Andy Lau now married to Du Yiheng (a frequent double for Andy) is six months pregnant.

Huang Yi in Anhui Province to donate sports and playground equpment

Olympic gold medal winner gymnast Yang Wei

Chrissie Chau hopes to have new merchandise for the upcoming Book Fair

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