Brotherhood of Blades II 绣春刀修罗战场 has released new behind-the-scenes footage and character posters of the leads and extended cast. The first set of posters hints at the character relationships, and the second set are taken directly from costume designer Liang Tingting’s original sketches.
Vincent Zhao (Heroes Don’t Cry) plays Ming Dynasty general Qi Jiguang, who is best known for leading a successful defense against the pirates. Costars include Wan Qian (The Glory of Tang Dynasty) as his wife and a skilled fighter in her own right, and Sammo Hong (My Beloved Bodyguard) as General Yu Dayou. The first teaser can be found here.
Casting has began in North America for Wu’ershan’s upcoming fantasy epic loosely based on the Investiture of the Gods.
Director Wu’ershan (Painted Skin II, Mojin: The Lost Legend) is one of the most consistent commercial film directors of his generation and imo the best Chinese-fantasy film director currently available.
- Upload audition videos to http://www.wetransfer.com or www.hightail.com
- Send your self-recorded audition videos to email@example.com
- Include your name, location, and phone number in both the title of the video and the e-mail.
- Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
- All characters are Chinese and require a basic level of speaking Chinese
- Training begins in September 2017 and filming begins in June 2018.
Character descriptions (read it in Chinese here): Continue reading
Huang Xuan (Extraordinary Mission) returns to his dancing roots in Feng Xiaogang’s new film Youth, a coming-of-age story that focuses on the friendship between young dancers during the Cultural Revolution.
Battle of Memories 记忆大师 is the much anticipated film from director Leste Chen and write Ren Peng, the duo behind to The Great Hypnotist and 20 Again, and features a brand new cast in Huang Bo (Mojin: The Lost Legend), Xu Jinglei (Somewhere Only We Know), Duan Yihong (The Dead End), Yang Zishan (Happy Mitan) and Tiffany Hsu (In Love).
Brotherhood of Blades II 绣春刀II:修罗战场 has released posters and a preview. Chang Chen (Mr. Long) reprises his role as Shen Lian, a member of the Ming Dynasty secret police (Jinyiwei). The second film features a brand new cast in Yang Mi (TLTWTMPB), Zhang Yi (Feather Flies To The Sky) and Lei Jiayin (White Deer Plain) among others.
You can usually tell who’s on the same side by the matching clothes.
The Devotion of Suspect X is one of three detective films airing this weekend, but viewers abroad will only have a chance to see one, so you should take it, if only so my local cinema will be motivated to air it next weekend.
The film stars Wang Kai, Zhang Luyi, Ruby Lin, and Ye Zuxin, and is directed by Alec Su. Screening information here
With a drama and a movie version of this story, I’m reminded of the story Two of Everything with the magic pot.
Once Upon a Time, formerly Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, has released more posters, a new teaser and confirmed a premiere date of July 21st. Starring Liu Yifei and Yang Yang, fans of these actors can get a better look at the movie version.
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The new crime movie is titled Extraordinary Mission 非凡任务 and stars Huang Xuan (The Great Wall) as an undercover police officer who has to infiltrate the drug syndicate led by Duan Yihong (The Dead End).
The Missing 绑架者 stars Bai Baihe (I Belonged To You) as a police officer whose goes daughter goes missing. She homes in on the suspect, played by Stanley Huang (Somewhere Only We Know), only to discover that he had lost all his memories in a suspicious accident.