Monday, April 19, 2010

4.19.2010 - News

East Wind, Rain posters

Preview screenings in Shanghai and Guangzhou reportedly well received (Sina)

This year's awards ceremony was probably the best worst show in the history of show biz
"Cecila will give birth to my second child in two weeks. Thank you, my wife; and thank you, mom and dad. I haven't said this to them for quite a while because I was too busy shooting films," said Tse, whose face revealed quite a different expression from his usual cool facade.

Productions restarts with two films from Teddy Chen, Derek Kwok's "The Enchanter"
Celestial, which owns the 700-titled Shaw Brothers film library, will fund, co-produce and manage the director’s next two projects, which he will also produce. The first is a big-budget remake of as-yet-undecided Shaw brothers period costume actioner, which Poon said the director has narrowed down to two Shaw Brothers classics. The company will look for a Chinese co-producing partner for releasing in China, with a target date of late 2011. The second project between Celestial and Chen will be a contemporary action film inspired by current events, also aimed to be a Hong Kong-China co-production.

Golden Sun's $15 million remake of "The Chinese Ghost Story," announced at last year's Filmart, will commence filming in April 2010 for a late 2010 release. The film is the second installment of the "new oriental fantasy" trilogy after "Painted Skin" and will be followed by the $15 million "The Lantern." The company is also targeting the Chinese market with the $5 million action comedy "The Swordsman Dream" scheduled for July, and is considering the stereoscopic 3D feasibility for upcoming action adventure "Hidden Strike," now in development.

Director Stanley Kwan Takes on Kunqu Opera
Hong Kong film director Stanley Kwan is presenting a crossover project - the Kunqu Opera "Two Belles in Love".
CRI: Star Power Works for Quake Relief

CRI: Daniel Wu No Longer Available
Hong Kong heartthrob Daniel Wu has married long-term girlfriend Lisa S., local media reported on Saturday
Actor Daniel Wu marries long-time girlfriend in South Africa wedding

Zhao Wei has already tied the knot

Kwai Lun-Mei met with fans and promoted her latest film, "Taipei Exchanges" 
Kwai Lun-Mei, Lin Chen-Xi

Jackie Chan shoots a MV for the Asian Games in Shanghai
A promotional song for the Shanghai World Expo has been hit by the sound of silence because of a copycat row.
Twins visit funeral home Friday

Albert Yeung and wife
Albert Yeung's mother passed away earlier in the week (Sina)

Michael Wong performs in Macau in "A Legend Reborn" concert.
Singing 50's, 60's and R&B music


Anonymous said...

LOL... I was wondering recently what happened to Michael Wong. ;D

BTW, I've been enjoying the CNNGo stories. Do you know if there is an RSS feed for their HK articles?

dleedlee said...

Didn't Michael Wong release a jazz album last year? I thought he played the saxophone. You can follow him on -- if you must. :D

Yeah I was drooling over their '40 Hong Kong food we can't live without' this morning. I don't think they have a feed. I just stumble across them by chance but I'll try to check them more often.

Anonymous said...

Wow... you're right. Here it is. Well, I hate to judge without listening, but I don't think I'll be picking this one up!

Oooh... I'll have to check out that HK food list. :D