Remember when I was wondering if female producers/directors like to use new actors more? Add to that list Zhou Xun, whose first production gig stars model Liu Chang. Based on a series of “diary entries” of Anthony the Bunny in A Journey Through Time With Anthony 陪安东尼度过漫长岁月, the film is yet another one of publications from Guo Jingming‘s ZUI Times to be picked up for adaptation this year. The film is directed by Janet Chun.
Watch the microfilm teaser by Wing Shya featuring Zhou Xun and Liu Chang here. I don’t think it’s actually a part of the film itself.
Also notable is Guo Jingming’s entrance into film and TV recently. This is only one of four films Guo Jingming and co. are involved in so far this year, the other three being a sci-fi comedy co-produced with Zhang Ziyi, another sci-fi film scripted by Guo Jingming, and an adaptation of Luoluo’s 剩者为王 starring Shu Qi and Eddie Peng.
Guo says his ambitions are to make a production chain from magazines to books to films. He even hired a fifth assistant for films only (the other four include two personal assistants, one for real estate and acquisitions, and one for publishing). Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the Bunny has its own collection of memorabilia for sale on ZUI Books’s official online store here.