Friday, September 17, 2010

9.17.2010 - News

Screen Daily: Aftershock, 2
Variety: Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, 2
Variety: All About Love, 2

THR: Tsai Ming-liang turns to art films
Boxoffice success elusive for 1994 Golden Lion winner

FBA: Trademark dispute over "Seediq Bale"

Maggie Q 

THR: Maggie Q cast in 'Priest'
Maggie Q is joining Paul Bettany and Cam Gigandet in "Priest," a post-apocalyptic horror project that Scott Stewart is directing for Screen Gems.

The Warring States poster

Warring States directed by Jin Chen and starring Sun Honglei, Kim Hee-Sun and Francis Ng has finished shooting as is now in post-production. (ChinaDaily)
Jin Chen will be also begin shooting a sci-fi suspense film starring Bruce Leung, Tze Miu and Chen Shi in October in Shenzhen. 

Bruce Leung

Tze Miu
Tze Miu in My Father is a Hero

Chen Shi

Hong Kong media is reporting that the reason for the failure of a Cecilia Cheung - Derek Yee reunion film agreement was due to a 'price hike' by Cecilia for her services. Last year, Cecilia has to pay large settlement costs as a fallout of from 'photo-gate' for loss of revenue by advertisers and brands. Elsewhere, Stephen Chow is still trying to get both Lucas and Cecilia to appear in King of Comedy 2 and has offered 10M yuan for the pair. (Xinhua)

Fan Bingbing 
Fan Bingbing visted Tibetan children being treated in Beijing for congenital heart diseases on her 29th birthday. (Xinhua-gallery)

[I think the only real new news is the second one for reduction.]


Glenn, kenixfan said...

I'm not a big fan of sequels way after the fact but I'd be happy to see Ceci in King of Comedy 2.

Shame about the Derek Yee film. I'm guessing that they didn't think it would be a big enough hit to earn its cost back either, even if she had been paid a higher salary.

dleedlee said...

The article mentions that Derek Yee didn't have a large enough financial backing by investors for the film to support her paycheck demands. I guess Cecilia wasn't going to give him a 'friendship' price...Just bid-ness, ya know. :D

Walter said...

That's too bad Cecilia had to raise her price. :( Hopefully the sequel will be even funnier than the original.

Glad to see the news on Tze Miu, who can forget him in "My Father is a Hero". I hope there's no "ant soup" in this movie!

Anonymous said...

re: Warring States. Pictures! We need cast pictures! They're being very coy about the whole thing.

re: Cecilia & King of Comedy 2--really hoping that this happens. She was awesome in the original.

dleedlee said...

Walter - I'd forgotten about that scene with Tze Miu, I need to dig out my old vcd and rewatch My Father again. Child actors Shi Siu-Lung and Kok Siu-Man are both still working in films these days, too.

V - I only just stumbled on the poster by chance. Don't know whether the filming has been low profile or just me missing any coverage. ;D