Saturday, May 15, 2010

5.15.2010 - News

Lam Suet, Triple Tap opens July 1

Louis Koo (Sina)

Cui Jian
"It's about two people who fall in love and then, with the Cultural Revolution, they develop problems with each other, politically," Cui said in Cannes, where he is promoting the project.

Cui told THR he hopes to start shooting "Blue Bone" in China later this year and is angling to get acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle to lens the picture. Japanese director Takeshi Kitano, whose latest, "Outrage," screens In Competition this year, is on board as an executive producer. Jiang Wen and Anthony Wong are attached to star. (Xinhua)

Screen Daily: Chinese pop star Cui Jian plans to direct for Beijing Antaeus
  • Set to star Jiang Wen and Anthony Wong, Cui’s The Blue Bone is a three-part story about a young musician’s perplexing journey through life. Japanese film-maker Takeshi Kitano, whose Outrage is screening in competition here in Cannes, is on board the $2.5m film as executive producer.
  • Also in development are $13m period drama Rouge, which is set during the Japanese invasion of China, and $16m 3D animation fantasy Destiny. Rouge will be directed by Beijing Antaeus chairman Zhang Baoquan, who also developed the original story of Destiny.
  • Among smaller projects on the company’s slate are veteran Chinese director Xie Fei’s first feature in ten years – $1m drama Red Coal – and Xue Xiaolu’s Running Girl, set to star Karen Mok.

CRI: Jackie Chan Scouts Film Sites in Expo Garden 
Jackie Chan visited the Shanghai Expo gardens on Thursday to scout shooting locations for his new film, "Chinese Zodiac".

Global Times: Famous 'family men' with much more than a few secrets on the side
We went to watch the spy suspense film East Wind Rain out of sheer boredom, which proved to be so bad that we skipped the second half for a drink...Li Fei'er - a cheated mistress?

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