Thursday, August 18, 2011

8.18.2011 - News

THR: Imax to Super-Size First Chinese Language 3D Movie, (CF)
"Flying Swords of Dragon Gate," a $35 million epic martial arts film from China's Bona Film Group, will be released on Imax screens.

FBA: Hi, Fidelity review
Glossy slice of softcore nonsense is of interest only for its veteran female cast.

CF: The Making of a Kungfu Star
Actor-turned-producer Daniel Wu promises that Chinese cinema's next martial arts hero will come out of his studio..."We have Donnie Yen, but he cannot be in all the kungfu films. We need new blood."

CF: Jet Li Promotes Kung Fu in Washington D.C.

Treasure Hunt review: No real treasure
Little Lucas Tse (played by the real son of Cheung and Nicholas Tse), is cuter than he looks, but the kid needs to stay out of the set. What he should do now is watch and learn if he were ever to follow his parents' footsteps. His special appearance in the movie (as Cheung's screen son) might help boost ticket sales, but there isn't much to expect from the kid.

Treasure Hunt poster and stills with Lucas

Posters of Wuershan's Painted Skin 2 with an unknown blue-eyed mystery queen appears on the left in each poster. Netizens suspect a viral marketing campaign.
Zhou Xun

Chen Kun

Zhao Wei (Sina)

Ring-styled Nightmare features Gillian Chung
Nightmare, directed by Yip Wai-Ying (Troublesome Night 12), has passed review and received release permits. It will be released in late September. (HunanTV), (Sohu)

First poster for Wang Quan'an's White Deer Plain 
Kitty Zhang Yuqi

Guo Tao

Zhang Fengyi
Wu Gang, Liu Wei

Based on an early three and a half hour preview version, a group of writers from a Shaanxi literary federation were left very impressed by the film and Kitty Zhang Yuqi's performance. (Sina), 2

Nick Cheung shows the aftermath of shooting six hours in the sun in Nightfall

Simon Yam, playing in studio

Simon Yam and Tian Zhuangzhuang who has a small role in the film

Poster for The Purple House
The psychological thriller, i.e., horror film, is helmed by first-time director, long-time cinematographer, Poon Hang-Sang, and stars Jiro Wang and Tong Liya. The story has the couple moving into his father's one hundred year-old house. Each night, there are strange events and Tong Liya's character has nightmares. Is it real or not? Opens Sept.23. (Sina)

Raymond Wong, Ronny Yu and the cast of Saving General Yang held a press conference in Beijing to announce the official start of production on Aug. 19.
Raymond Wong

Ronny Yu

Ekin Cheng, Adam Cheng

Newly released teaser for Derek Yee's The Great Magician

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