Wednesday, May 19, 2010

5.19.2010 - News

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
International poster
Found this Cannes related poster for Wind Blast (Fierce West Wind)
The poster features Duan Yihong (The Message, Desire of the Heart, Soldiers Sortie - a hit TV series). According to reports, Duan was also highlighted in the 90-second trailer. 
Duan Yihong

Donnie Yen will play the Monkey King in the 3D-IMAX Monkey King trilogy produced by Zhang Jizhong.
Soi Cheang Pou-Soi (Dog Bite Dog, Accident) will direct.

Donnie Yen in Legend of the Fist

Two new posters criticized

Life is a Miracle press conference
A series of funny PhotoShop pictures were made to serve as backdrop

Life is a Miracle - Aaron Kwok, Zhang Ziyi 

Jiang Wenli, Aaron Kwok, Zhang Ziyi, Gu Changwei, Wang Baoqiang, Pu Cunxin

Aaron Kwok, Zhang Ziyi, Gu Changwei (director)

CRI: Zhang Ziyi Returns With 'Tales of Magic'
THR: Zhang Ziyi to star in China AIDS film
Actor Pu Cuxin and the rest of the cast of "Life is a Miracle" also will feature in a short documentary by director Gu called "The Era of Magic," due to be released at end of 2010.

Jackie Chan - Karate Kid (Kungfu Kid)
According to reports, a preview screening in Hollywood earned a 97%  high-approval rating.
Film opens June 11 in the US, June 22 in China. (Sina)

Guei Lun-Mei
Chairman Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Guei Lun-Mei

Guei Lun-Mei

Guei Lun-Mei Short Film Amabassador and Taipei Film Festival Chairman Hou Hsiao-Hsien present a 3D short film to highlight 3D technology to promote the upcoming festival. (Sina)

Carina Lau pregnant?
Carina Lau's 'baby bump' is just a belly
Amigo Choi escapes jail time after ex-girlfriend lets him off the hook


Anonymous said...

Poops... the Detective Dee trailer is stalling on me. Looks like a different one from the one you posted a few days ago.

Against my better judgment, I'm getting pretty excited about this. Don't disappoint me, Tsui Hark!

dleedlee said...

I can rarely play any videos myself, even YouTube stalls on me. (I'm using mobile broadband.) That's one reason why I rarely post trailer links, but I figured readers will have better luck than me. Mainland links are probably going to be dicey in any event.

Yeah, I'm falling for this one, too.

Glenn, kenixfan said...

It stalled on my too this morning.

Every video on Crienglish does that to me.

Who are these idiots giving the Karate Kid remake that high of a rating? Who cares about Jaden or Jackie and a "karate" movie set in China? I just don't get it and I feel like an old, old man.

The original was corny but there was the essence of zen in Mr. Miyagi's lesson and I'm only half kidding when I say that.

dleedlee said...

Glad to know it's not just me with the video problems then.

Well, my mom and nephew are looking forward to the New Karate/Kungfu Kid. She liked the Spy Next Door, too. I'm sure she's never seen the Mr Miyagi Edition, not sure I ever did either, to tell the truth. I'm surprised about my nephew, though.