Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4.20.2010 - News

Screen Daily: Hong Kong’s Celestial signs two-picture deal with Teddy Chen
Celestial Pictures has kick-started its move back into production by signing a deal with filmmaker Teddy Chen (Bodyguards And Assassins) who will direct and produce two features films for the Hong Kong studio.

Celestial also announced that it has picked up worldwide rights outside China to Sum-Wood’s upcoming movie The Enchanter, to be directed by Derek Kwok (The Pye-Dog,The Moss). The film tells the story of con artist whose life changes when he meets a pathological gambler and his 20-year-old intellectually disabled son.
Poster for Clara Law's Like a Dream

Daniel Wu showed his wedding ring at the Beijing Student Film Festival where Like a Dream premiered

Talking to reporters, Peter Chan "This year in July, I want to start a martial arts film. I want to make it to be very logical and the martial arts, every fist, every foot is authentic, not the kind with flying. In addition, the end of this year, I will shoot an art film art film 'Waiting' [This would be his film ten years in planning based on the novel by Ha Jin, originally with Chow Yun-Fat attached and then later Zhang Ziyi and Takeshi Kaneshiro.] Chan also said, "In addition, I may also work with Tang Wei in a movie, I do appreciate her."  (Sina)

Vincent Zhao (Chiu Man-Cheuk)

Vincent Zhao (Chiu Man-Cheuk) is the latest to join the cast of Chen Kaige's Zhao's Orphan. He will play the father of the orphan, Fan Bingbing's husband. The cast now includes Ge You, Huang Xiaoming, Zhang Fengyi and Wang Xueqi. HK action director Gu Hin-Chiu  (CJ7, 14 Blades) has also been engaged. (Xinhua)

Simon Yam at the airport

Takes picture with fans (Sina)

Teddy Chen, Peter Chan, Andrew Lau
Oriental Daily reports that Teddy Chen suffered from depression while filming Bodyguards and Assassins. This led to Andrew Lau stepping in as 'guest' director. Hence, the many 'thanks' to Lau during many of the HKFA winners' acceptance speeches. (Sina)

Simon Yam, Nicholas Tse
Aarif Lee, Sandra Ng, Peter Chan, John Shum

Aarif Lee, Lowell Lo, Alex Law, Mabel Cheung, Evelyn Choi, Sandra Ng, Simon Yam
(Echoes of the Rainbow)

Simon Yam consoles Sandra Ng on not winning Best Actress award

No baby for Vivian Chow?
Hong Kong media reports that despite her marriage last year, she refuses to have a baby. Besides returning to film in Ann Hui's All About Love, she intends to also return to music according to these reports. (Xinhua)

Big Sister Joey Yung and Twins

Twins thank Joey Yung

Last concert?

Twins, Mani Fok
Rumor of Twins break up persist, according to Ming Pao. Thus, the three show concert could be their last together for the near future despite invitations to tour Canada, Singapore and Malaysia. Gillian thanked Joey Yung for stepping in to replace the Twins concert schedule when Sexy Photo Gate broke out two years ago. Charlene also got emotional and thanked Joey as a true friend.

Edison Chen

Cheer Chen

Sam Lee
A new series of photo adverts for a clothing brand (Sina)

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