Eddie Peng Yu-Yan as Wong Fei-Hong, photographed by Wing Shya, for Roy Chow's "Rise of the Legend"
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“The controversy is bigger than I anticipated,” Mr. Guo said.
Odds and Ends
- Ning Hao announced a new project (literally "Death-defying Encounter") starring "Lost in Thailand" Huang Bo and Xu Zheng. Ning Hao stated that instead of being a"crazy" film, the film will be a "healing" film, as in broken hearts. Filming begins in October. (Sina), 2
- Jiang Wen will unveil a restored version of his 1994 "In the Heat of the Sun" at the Venice Film Festival. (Sina), 2
- Tian Zhangzhuang will restart his oft-delayed "Yang Kwei-Fei" starring Fan Bingbing and Leon Lai Ming. Joan Chen,Wu Gang and Wu Chun are confirmed for the South Korean-China co-production. Zhang Yimou will also be lending a directorial hand. (Sina)
- 25 year-old Isabella Leong returns to film next year after a six year absence in Sylvia Chang's upcoming "Nian Nian" ("Obsessed"?). Isabella plays a painter to Joseph Chang's boxer. (Sina), 2
- "The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom", a retelling of the tale of "The Bride With White Hair", released the first posters featuring leads Fan Bingbing and Huang Xiaoming at the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Jacob Cheung Chi-Leung, a Lunar New Year release is planned. (Sina)
The Pang Brothers "Out of Inferno 3D" release has been moved up to Sept. 30.
Louis Koo, Lau Ching-Wan and Angelica Lee Sinjie headline the cast. (Sina)
Sun Zhou ("I Do") will direct Wang Baoqiang, Xiao Shenyang and Chapman To in "Impossible", a North-South comedy due for 2014 release.