Thursday, May 5, 2011

5.5.2011 - News

THR: Feng Xiaogang's Next Film Tackles China Famine During Japanese Invasion
Remembering 1942 will be the first time Feng addresses on the big screen Japan’s WWII era atrocities, a fraught subject for Chinese filmmakers, but one that in recent years has proven commercially popular in the marketplace.

CRI: "Nanjing Heroes" Reveals Battle Scenes
CRI: "Wu Xia" to Premiere in Cannes Film Festival
Peter Chan Ho-sun's martial art flick, "Wu Xia," originally known as Swordsman, will have a global premiere on May 13 at the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival this year.
Reportedly, the director has employed a very different approach to demonstrate the physicality of martial arts by magnifying some medical and scientific elements in the action choreography.

Deng Chao opened up on his marriage with years-long girlfriend and fellow actress Sun Li in a recent on location interview of his new film "Four Famous Detectives."

Deng Chao in The Founding of a Party

Pan Yueming, Deng Chao (Sina)

"My Kingdom" is based on an epic story about two orphans adopted in an opera troupe in the 1920s in Shanghai.

THR: Chinese Director Chen Kaige Named Jury President of Sydney Film Festival, (FBA)

A1: Bladesman of Glory
The Lost Bladsman - Granted that the feature-film format provides only a limited canvas to properly explain the entire history and myriad of characters of that era, it's clear that at the core of the film is the treachery of politics that even heroes can't get untangled from.
The Lost Bladesman made a robust RMB100.4 million ($15.5 million) in its first six days in cinemas last week.

Stills of Kelly Lin from newly-released trailer of The Devil Inside Me

Additional stills (Sina)

Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu press conference in Guangzhou, the film opens May 10 (May 5)
Wang Baoqiang, Michelle Ye

Wang Baoqiang, Ng Man-Tat (Sina)

Gillian Chung and Kevin Kwan have been filming in the mainland. The Chinese title is literally Midnight Angel and Gillian plays an OL (office lady).

Beijing premiere press conference for Gu Changwei's Love For Life/Till Death Do Us Part (May 5)
Zhang Ziyi , Aaron Kwok , and Pu Cunxin , Jiang Wenli , Tao Zeru , Sun Haiying , Cai Guoqing , and others attended the press conference for the premiere of Till Death Do Us Part.

Zhang Ziyi and Aaron Kwok arriving
Gu Changwei

Zhang Ziyi

Tao Zeru
Li Danying

Edison Chen, Andrew Lau
Edison Chen helped Andrew Lau promote A Beautiful Life by recording the theme song with him. According to the report, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai is also helping out. (Sina)

Poster for The Pretending Lovers

Huang Bo
The Pretending Lovers (lit.Pretend Couple) is an urban romance-comedy shot in Norway(!) and stars Huang Bo and Jiang Yiyan. The film is set to be released June 24. (Sina)

Tse and Chou in action as filming gets under way, (A1)
KUALA LUMPUR: Hong Kong superstar Nicholas Tse and Taiwanese heart-throb Jay Chou have started shooting for the action movie Against War at two locations right in the heart of the city.
MSN: Andy Hui meets his in-laws to discuss wedding plans
MSN: A-Mei has a fear for crowds
During the shoot of her album cover, she had an attack and was spotted to be trembling and sweating profusely. The sudden attack brought on by her fear for crowds caused her manager, Chen, to suffer a relapse in depression.
Suzanne: "How come I'm such a bitch?"
Taiwan actress Suzanne Siu went behind bars yesterday for the second time and is paying the price again for her drug-related offences, according to Apple Daily.
The jail term is one year and seven months but with good behaviour she might be released on probation in March 2012 the earliest.
The 34-year-old Siu (other aliases Suzanne Siu Suk-San, Lily Siu, Suzanne Xiao Shu-Shen, Hsiao Shu-Shen, Cecelia Hsiao, Siu Sou-San and Suzanne Hsiao) was viewed as a shining star when she first entered showbiz at the age of 21
."Other people who take drugs never get caught. Why does it have to be me? So I just abandoned myself to vice," she said in a recent interview.
(Nov.6.2009), (Oct.10 2009), (Nov. 2008)(Nov.2007), 2
Speaking at an anti-drug rally in Taiwan recently (Xinhua)

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