Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2.16.2011 - News

THR: Day-and-Date Release Planned in U.S., China for Jackie Chan's '1911' (Berlin)
A September/October release is planned. (Sina)

March 17
Ando Masanobu

The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman will get a simultaneous multi-national release on Mar. 17 that includes North America, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. (Sina)

WSJ: "The Killer": Remaking a John Woo classic 2
Mr. Woo, who is one of the producers of the remake, says of Mr. Lee: "I like the way he expresses a feeling or emotion through powerful visual language" and that his vision is "faithful to the spirit of the original movie."

THR:  Annapurna Productions Takes Wong Kar Wai's 'Grandmasters' for North America (Berlin)
Megan Ellison is in final negotiations to pick up the rights and to make a significant financial commitment to the movie.
CRI: Mainland Box Office Top 10 (Feb. 7-13, 2011)

CRI: Chinese Film Wins Top Prize at Vesoul Festival
"Addicted to Love" ("Lao Na") won three awards at the 17th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, including the highest Golden Cyclo Award.
The film, directed by Liu Hao, features a Chinese retiree, Old Pop, who lives in Beijing with his extended family. One day, he meets his first love accidentally. In spite of their children's reluctance, the two start meeting in secret. Discovering his first love has Alzheimer, Old Pop plays little games with her to exercise her mind.

THR: Bleak Night review (South Korea)
Downbeat, compellingly believable saga of high-school friendships gone fatally sour.

Lin's production crew reportedly nicknamed her "The Gentlest Director in History" as she was always courteous to her crew members on the set and gave her orders in her trademark 'baby doll' voice.
"Still In Time To Say I Love You" will premiere on YouTube on March 1.

Chow Yun-Fat has finished his scenes for The Monkey King 
A summer 2012 release is planned

Chow Yun-Fat as the Jade Emperor
Kelly Lin as Guanyin

Together poster
Chen Xiaodong (Daniel Chan), Ni Dahong

Ni Dahong stars in the mine diaster film, Together (lit. Survival Day), opening Mar. 4.
The production created an underground "maze of death" 200 meters long with 18 bends and 30 intersections.
 (Sina), 23, 4

The Man Behind the Courtyard House stills
Simon Yam

Zhang Jingchu


Diana said...

Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman to be released in North American? I am hoping that includes NYC.

dleedlee said...

It's part of the China Lion deal with AMC Theatres, e.g., Aftershock, What Women Want. So, if you got those, there's a good chance. Hey, you're NYC!

Previously, on 1.24.2011 THR