Monday, September 6, 2010

9.6.2010 - News


THR: De Bont to direct Zhang Ziyi in ‘Mulan’, (CRI)
“Mulan” is set to start shooting this fall outside Shanghai, where de Bont, the director of “Speed,” “Twister” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” will attempt to bring romance, action and drama to screenwriter John Blickstead’s recreation of the Chinese Joan of Arc story that was first described in a 6th century poem

"Carmen": Shu Qi's Version for "Legend of the Fist" (CRI)

Seediq Bale: Taiwanese director completes epic film after 13 years
The four-hour film will be shown in two parts when it hits the big screen next July. (Sina)

Global Times: Local filmmakers bitter but can't make films like Inception

Variety: China ready to 'Party'
After the success of "The Founding of a Republic," an epic tribute to China's 1949 revolution, work has begun on "The Founding of a Party" to mark the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party's foundation on July 1 next year.


WPost: Chinese firms look to team up with Hollywood
"The Hollywood infrastructure is very open to other people's money," he added, "but they really only want to do creative deals within the community and to hire from within."
Coincidence?

Peter Chan's Wu Xia crew was trapped for two hours due to a landslide caused by rain in Tengchong. Four large vans were blocked but no serious damage or injuries occurred. Donnie Yen is currently in Venice and Tang Wei is in Beijing for the Founding of a Party press conference. Only Takeshi Kaneshiro is in place. The mountain route is under heavy private guard ever since Tang Wei and Takeshi Kaneshiro were photographed at the nearby hotel. Only those with work permits are allowed to pass and foreign vehicles are not allowed to remain. (Sina)

Nick Cheung and Liu Yunlong latest to join cast of Founding of a Party
Liu Yunlong, Nick Cheung

Nick Cheung (Sina)


Wind Blast stills with Francis Ng

Shu Qi gets wet for Feng Xiaogang's If You Are the One 2

Taking a plunge



Jiang Yiyan - I Phone You

Jiang Yiyan

Jiang Yiyan stars in the China-Germany coproduction

Chrissie Chau is reportedly supplanting Stephy Tang in Patrick Kong Pak-Leung's next installment of his Love series films. Stephy starred in his previous films My Sweetie, Marriage With a Fool, Love is Not Around, L For Love L For Lies, Nobody's Perfect and Love Connected. (Xinhua)

Guei Lun-Mei attending a charity auction in Taipei
Guei Lun-Mei

2 comments:

beyondasiaphilia said...

re: nick cheung/founding of a republic. glad to see nick making the big time! he looks good in tweed

re: francis ng/wind blast. looks like francis has stolen the show again. he's getting a lot of play for this movie even against his heavyweight mainland co-stars. must be the red leather jacket.

dleedlee said...

Nick's casting caught me off guard, I'll have to admit. Guess he's covering his bases, you know, just in case. ;D