CF: Ang Lee's 3D "Life of Pi" Offers Fantastic Images
CF: Li Bingbing Fights Alongside Milla Jovovich in Latest Trailer of "Resident Evil 5"
CF: SIFF Starts Saturday
CF: "Painted Skin 2" Premieres without Two Lead Actresses
CF: Mainland Box Office Chart for Week 23, 2012
On local films side, romance "First Time", starring the rising movie star Mark Chao and Angelbaby, gained $1.73 million over three days in release. Thriller movie "BiXian Panic" debuted at number six with $1.58 million over its first three days in release. The low-budget film stole the hearts and the wallets of the teenagers (particularly the high school student who just finished their admission exams to university). The thriller is regarded as a dark horse by some critics.
Poster for "BiXian Panic"
Poster for the upcoming 5th installment of the McDull saga
Yesterday, Simon Yam was spotted in the hotel where Keanu Reeves is staying in Hong Kong. When asked by reporters,Simon said that he was there to review the script of Reeves' "Man of Tai Chi". [Previously, Karen Mok, Tiger Chen, and Ye Qing, as well as Keanu Reeves, had been confirmed as cast.]
Gigi Leung is acting as well as writing and directing a micro film, "Lucky Cookies", for the 15th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF). The story is that of a bakery proprietress who gives out cookies to lucky customers to give them encouragement and blessings.
With Yumiko Cheng and Shaun Tam (?) (Sina)