Hu Ge (Game of Hunting), who recently wrapped up filming Wild Goose Lake, guest stars in director Shunji Iwai’s first Chinese-language feature Last Letter, which has recently released character posters and a trailer ahead of its premiere on November 9th at the Golden Horse Film Festival. Zhou Xun plays the lead, a woman who reunites with her high school crush at a class reunion.
Director Lou Ye(Suzhou River, Blind Massage), best known for making films focusing on contemporary social issues that are often politically sensitive, is returning to cinema with upcoming crime thriller The Shadow Play 风中有朵雨做的云.
A+ for the tear and fear and shock shown in this scene by Wu Lei.
The Lost Tomb spinoff Sea of Sand沙海 released yet two more trailers in anticipation for its July 20th release date. The series stars Wu Lei as the protagonist, a high school’er who becomes entangled in a suspenseful adventure after meeting Wu Xie from The Lost Tomb series (Qin Hao). They’re joined by Yang Rong,Zhang Meng, Ji Chen, and Yu Hewei.
Zhou Xun(Our Time Will Come) stars as the main protagonist in upcoming romance filmLast Letter 你好，之华, and she’ll be joined by teen actresses Zhang Zifeng(A Love For Separation) and Deng Enxi(The Devotion of Suspect X). Qin Hao(Legend of the Demon Cat) and Du Jiang(Operation Red Sea) have also been cast in unspecified roles.
Glad to see more series taking advantage of China’s diverse geography for on-location shoots.
Visually the most expensive-looking The Lost Tomb series so far, Sea of Sand沙海 released its first trailer. The series stars Wu Lei as the protagonist, a high school’er who becomes entangled in a suspenseful adventure after meeting Wu Xie from The Lost Tomb series (Qin Hao). They’re joined by Yang Rong and Zhang Meng.
Young Army Officer 尉官正年轻 is an upcoming military drama produced by Daylight Entertainment (Nirvana in Fire, The Disguiser, Ode to Joy) and stars Wan Qian (Tribes and Empires), Qin Hao(Legend of the Cat Demon)and Li Jiahang(Surgeons)in leading roles. The drama is being marketed as a comical romance between a sophisticated young gentleman and a strong young woman.
Upcoming fantasy mystery filmLegend of the Demon Catstars Huang Xuan (Extraordinary Mission) as a poet who often dreams he is living in the era of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (Zhang Luyi). Shota Sometani costars as a monk, and the two work together to unravel the truth behind a series of strange events that all lead back to the death of the emperor’s favourite concubine Yang Yuhuan (Sandrine Pinna).
Singer Annie Yi makes her directorial debut with The Queens 我是女王, which follows the lives of three best friends (Song Hye-kyo, Joe Chen, and Wu Junmei) as they try to gain control of their own lives. The film also stars Shawn Dou, Joe Cheng, Jerry Yang, Jiang Wu, and guest stars newly-weds Annie Yi and Qin Hao. The film is set for a November 6th release. Trailer below and character posters below the cut and here.
JULY 11, 2012 | POSTED IN MOVIES, TAGGED DU HAITAO, GAN WEI, KIMI QIAO RENLIANG, LIU YAN, QIN HAO, TONG DAWEI, ZODIAC MYSTERY
“Your star sign is the scene of your crime.”
What does a star sign determine about a person’s weaknesses? A lot, in the upcoming movie The Zodiac Mystery十二星座离奇事件, starring Tong Dawei, Gan Wei, Kimi Qiao Renliang, Du Haitao, Liu Yan, and Qin Hao. The plot of this thriller revolves around a novel, in which characters are thrown into a strange story because of Achilles’ heels, defined by their star sign. The movie begins with Gan Wei, a novelist who has been grappling with writer’s block for several years. Yet, a book written under her name – The Zodiac Mystery – appears in markets. Even more strangely, the people in the book bear the names of her childhood friends and experience situations that really happened to them. What’s worse is that the book writes of a mistake that the friends have kept secret for years. As her other friends turn on her and the events of the novel begin to invade reality, only Tong Dawei’s character stands by Gan Wei…
The film will be released on the thirteenth. More stills from the rather dark movie can be seen below the cut.
The Cannes Jury, including Shu Qi. They will announce the winner of the Palme d'Or on Sunday, which I'll update the post with.
The 62nd Cannes Film Festival has four films competing that have directors from the Greater China region, as well as one grand jury member and a short film jury member. There was also one Chinese actress who was supposed to be making one of her first appearances in a film after five years of inactivity, but some hack named Tarantino had to make a cut and his film Inglorious Basterds will be all the lesser for the lack of Maggie Cheung, no matter what excuses he gives. Have a litle foresight before you ask someone of her caliber to cameo next time, jerk.