The Making of “The Flowers of War”

The Making of “The Flowers of War”

New Pictures, the production company of Zhang Yimou’s soon-to-be-released epic war blockbuster “The Flowers of War“, is about to publish a special book in memory of the making of the movie. Regarded as one of Zhang’s most incredible creations to date, the director and his production team devoted themselves completely to the project during the […]

Li Bingbing to Be Awarded Female Star of the Year at CineAsia

Li Bingbing to Be Awarded Female Star of the Year at CineAsia

The organizers of CineAsia 2011 have selected actress Li Bingbing as Female Star of the Year. Li will receive the award at a ceremony on December 8 in Hong Kong. CineAsia is an exhibition conference for film-related production, the only one of its kind to focus on the film industry in Asia and the East […]

Co-productions across the Straits Boom

Co-productions across the Straits Boom

When Ang Lee embraced Hollywood, Brigitte Lin retired from public life and the silver screens were packed with movies from Hollywood, many people said that Taiwan films were dead. Several years ago, there was a clear consensus regarding the fate of Taiwan films. Duan Cunxin, secretary-general of the Taiwan Movie Exchange Association across the Straits, […]

Jackie Chan: I want to be a Woman

Jackie Chan: I want to be a Woman

At the premiere ceremony of his new movie “Legendary Amazons,” famed action star Jackie Chan said that he really wanted to be one of the heroines of Yang Family. Based on the legendary story of the widows and daughters of the Yang family who lived during the Song Dynasty, the tale revolves around how they […]

“Bright Sunshine” Opens the 7th Chinese American Film Festival

“Bright Sunshine” Opens the 7th Chinese American Film Festival

Ni Ping, the well-known former CCTV host and the now the lead actress of the Wenchuan earthquake-themed movie “Bright Sunshine,” gave an speech to celebrate the opening of the 7th Chinese American Film Festival yesterday in San Francisco, America. According to the organizer of the event, over 20 well-chosen Chinese movies will be screened in […]

“Confidential” Eyes Spring Festival Slot

“Confidential” Eyes Spring Festival Slot

The production team behind the film “Confidential” (亲密敌人) have announced that the film will be released during the Spring Festival period in an effort to tap into the lucrative holiday market. The film is directed by and stars Xu Jinglei, with other stars including Stanley Huang, Christy Chung and Gigi Leung, according to a report […]

Chinese Movie set to Emulate “Indiana Jones” and “007”

Chinese Movie set to Emulate “Indiana Jones” and “007”

China is to make its own “Indiana Jones” style movie featuring a leading character with the same romantic charisma as Hollywood’s most famous special agent, “007”. A press conference was held in Hangzhou yesterday announcing the start of filming for the treasure-hunting movie “Fuchun Mountains”, co-directed by Chinese director Sun Jianjun and American director Bob […]

Chinese Actresses Find Ways to Hollywood

Chinese Actresses Find Ways to Hollywood

As the Chinese film market celebrates the success of its box office revenue, having made 10 billion yuan at the start of 2011, they have found yet another reason to celebrate – Chinese actress Xu Qing has been confirmed as having a part in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Looper’. Actually, Xu Qing’s participation in a Hollywood […]

The White Snake is Ready to Celebrate

The White Snake is Ready to Celebrate

Topping the domestic box office chart on its third week on the screens, Jet Li’s latest fantasy action movie “The Sorcerer and the White Snake (白蛇传说 Its Love)” grossed an estimated 200 million RMB (about $31.4m) and still has a strong hold on the international box office charts, remaining at seventh place. A cocktail party […]

Still Shots of “Midnight Microblog” Released

Still Shots of “Midnight Microblog” Released

Microblogs have been a popular means of communication in recent years, though the creators of these “weibo” probably didn’t think they would be used for a darker kind of communication. Microblogs are the inspiration behind the latest horror film, “Midnight Microblog” (午夜微博) which stars Taiwanese idol Danson Tang (唐禹哲) and mainland horror queen Deng Ziyi […]