Thursday, March 10, 2011

3.10.2011 - News

THR: Neil Gaiman Journeys East to Pen 'Monkey King' Movies in China
The "Sandman" and "Coraline" scribe signs with producer Zhang Jizhong.
Assessing the challenge of distilling one of the four great epics of Chinese literature for the big screen, Gaiman hesitated: “To the West, there’s nothing inherently not interesting aboutJourney to the West. It has the best bad guys. That’s absolutely universal." (Sina)

Li Yu's drama Buddha Mountain starring Sylvia Chang, Fan Bingbing and Berlin Chen opened second place at the Chinese box office at the weekend.

My Wedding and Other Secrets is the second time she has told her true love story of how a Chinese girl falls for a white boy and dares not tell her conservative Hong Kong immigrant parents (Kenneth Tsang and Cheng Pei Pei). New Zealand Film To Be Released In Chinese Version

"Punished," which is scheduled to make its world premiere at the upcoming Hong Kong International Film Festival on April 4, features veteran Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong as a ruthless property tycoon who uses intimidation tactics to confiscate land from local villagers only to be humbled after his rebellious daughter is kidnapped and murdered.

More pictures from boot ceremony for Lu Chuan's King's Feast held yesterday

Qin Lan, Yang Mi
Liu Ye, Stellar Media chairman, Han Sanping (China Film Group chairman), Lu Chuan

Alex Fong Chung-Sun

Newly released photos of Alex Fong from The Lost Bladesman

Michelle Ye, director Calvin Poon
Michelle Ye
Carrie Ng, Michelle Ye
Front: Berlin Chen Bo-Lin, Carrie Ng, Michelle Ye, Pat Ha Man-Jik, Calvin Poon

Calvin Poon and the cast of Hi, Fidelity (lit.Derailed Women) promote the film at a press conference for the HKIFF which will premiere on the 20th. (Sina)

Gao Yuanyuan - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Daniel Wu
Louis Koo

Johnnie To's Don't Go Breaking My Heart will have a preview screening in Shanghai on the 11th. Reaction to the premiere in Beijing on March 2 has been positive.
(Sina), 2, 3, 4

Huang Yi - Sky Fighters

Gong Li
Fan Bingbing

Also, check out ewaffle's take on Fan Bingbing's adventure in Paris: Fan Bingbing in Paris for Dior

The Hong Kong actress and her husband is also planning to set up a foundation to help other children
Furthermore, Hallyu star Jang Dong-gun's wife Ko So-young was also rumoured to be a victim as she was once under the same management as Ja-yeon. CNA: Jang Ja-yeon's death may be re-investigated after sordid letters


Walter said...

I met Neil Gaiman years ago at a comic book convention. He was nice in-person. :)

dleedlee said...

I'm not a big manga/comic fan but I know Neil Gaman is a big name. I hope that he does a good job. I know that Zhang Jizhong's productions for TV are pretty well regarded.