Wednesday, April 27, 2011

4.27.2011 - News

CF: "Four Detectives" Reveals Cast's Images

CF: Chen Kun's New Love Trangle in Rest on Your Shoulder
Chen Kun is in love with three ladies and faces a dilemma to choose his true love.

An entertaining hot pot of wry political commentary and general mischief.
Wai Ka-Fai
Wai Ka-Fai to take break from filmmaking? In an excerpt from a Jet magazine interview, frequent Johnnie To collaborator, Wai says that after wrapping up current projects he is considering a career change.(Yahoo) (Jet) (Thanks, to Joyce!)

Is Andrew Lau replacing Teddy Chen as Peter Chan's director for The Guillotines? That's the current rumour. (Sina)

CF: Stars Gather to Promote Chinese Films
Vivian Hsu

The Founding of a Party opens June 15 in IMAX and regular theatres
Director Huang Jianxin was flooded with text messages from actors asking whether they survived the final cut.  With 178 actors to fill only 131 minutes, the director assured the press at a trailer release event that John Woo (cut from the Founding of a Republic) and Tang Wei (previously rumoured to be cut) were not excised, at least in the trailer. (Xinhua)

Wilson Yip's A Chinese Ghost Story, an adaptation of the 1987 classic, led the China box office last week with RMB72.5 million ($11.1 million) after six days on release.
The action-romance-fantasy opened on 19 April, three days earlier than originally scheduled, so as to give it additional headroom ahead of The Lost Bladesman after it moved its own release date forward.

The censorship process for "Buddha Mountain" was not completely trouble-free.
Dante Lam's Against War

Posters for the mainland release of the 2009 Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends - The Movie to mark the 45th anniversary of Ultraman. Opens May 13. (Sina)

(Apr.27) At an event in Beijing promoting the 1987 A Chinese Ghost Story, Ng See-Yuen said he planned to rerelease more Hong Kong classics in the mainland.

Ng See-Yuen

Director Tony Ching Siu-Tung

Actor Lau Siu-Ming from the classic film

Leslie Cheung's costume (Sina)

Lin Chi-Ling
A new romantic comedy (lit. Happiness Quota) from director Leste Chen held a launch ceremony. The film stars Lin Chi-Ling, Liao Fan, Chen Kun and Tony Yang. The story has Lin Chi-Ling in a love triangle with three men. 
Chen Kun

Liao Fan
Tony Yang
Leste Chen

Chen Kun, Liao Fan, Lin Chi-Ling, Tony Yang

The boot ceremony for "Beasts and Flowers"(literally) was held at Hengdian today. The film directed by newcomer Zhang Lijia stars Ady An Yixuan, Jaycee Chan, Lam Suet, Ng Man-Tat, Frankie Ng Chi-Hung, Gong Xinliang, Ricky Chan, and others. The ensemble comedy is premised around the notion that we are all "Beasts and Flowers". 
Jaycee Chan

Ady An

Ady An, Jaycee
Director Zhang Lijia (Cheung Lap-Kar)
Frankie Ng

Group photo (Sina)

Shu Qi - A Beautiful Life

A Beautiful Life opens May 13. (Sina)

Hong Kong multi-hyphenate Stephen Chow Sing Chi is adding one more hyphen to his repertoire of skills – he has grand designs to open a dozen cinemas within one year in Mainland China, according to Xiao Xiang Morning Post.

Kelly Chen announced Tuesday on her blog that she will soon be getting back to work, after spending the past few weeks at home recovering from her recent miscarriage, reported Hong Kong media. 
Kelly's son, "Har Gow" 

Former TVB Number 1 Brother Gallen Lo Kar Leungrevealed that he has no regrets leaving TVB at the peak of his acting career in 2003 to pursue work in Mainland China, according to Chinese media.

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