Archive for the 'Films' Category

Once and again, sorry for the lack of update!

Project:
Ziyi seems to have a new interesting project. After John Woo’s “The Crossing”, Ziyi will shoot a film called “The Wasted Times“. The film will be directed by Cheng Er (Lethal Hostage). Ge You (The Banquet) will be part of the cast. The shooting should start soon.

Public appearances:
On September 25, the actress attended the store opening of the italian brand “I Pinco Pallino“. She designed for the first time a girl dress (click here).
On September 24, Ziyi was in a water park and was phtographed with a dolphin.
On September 20, she attended a commercial event for Tiffany & Co.. Several pictures are in the gallery.
On September 19, the actress attended the Bazaar Charity Night. She was absolutely stunning in her Lanvin dress.
On September 9, Ziyi and Jackie Chan attended the China Film Days in Romania. Both actors were dressed with traditional romanian clothes and they received the honorary title of Friendship Ambassador to celebrate the the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Romania and China.


So sorry for the lack of update. Check out ZZI this week-end for all the latest news.

Enjoy this new teaser of John Woo’s “The Crossing” with new footages of Ziyi…


Sina just released a trailer of John Woo‘s next film “The Crossing“. The video was unveiled in Cannes this year. You can see footages of the film with John Woo’s commentaries.



Along with the video, you can enjoy a new still of Ziyi.


Fantastic news if you love Wong Kar Wai’s film “The Grandmaster“.

HONG KONG — Iconic Hong Kong-based director Wong Kar Wai has set mid-October as the release date for a 3D version of “The Grandmaster,” his Oscar-nominated biopic of Ip Man, the martial arts maestro who mentored Bruce Lee.

The 3D version will be given a wide release by its Chinese distributor and co-producer Bona Film Group, some 21 months after it took out the original in conventional 2D and Imax formats. Starring Zhang Ziyi and Tony Leung Chiu-wai, the film earned Academy Awards nominations for costume and cinematography.

Conversion is being handled by Vancouver, Canada-based Gener8 Media, which previously handled stereoscopic work on “300: Rise of an Empire,” “Godzilla,” and “The Amazing Spider-Man.” The conversion is being paid for by Bona.

Wong, known for his painstaking working methods, is reported to be “100% present and hands on.”

We had originally planned to film ‘The Grandmaster’ in 3D not only for the cinematic sensation, but also for the subtlety of the expression of this beautiful story,” Wong said. “We now have the opportunity to show the film as it was always intended – searching for a brand new aesthetic or cinematic language in the 3D format.

This is likely to be a special edition, probably resembling the so called U.S.-cut, but with added unseen footage,” said Jeffrey Chan COO of Bona. “Now that many people have seen the film everyone can tell that that there is far more material, and a broken narrative.”

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Current plans are only for a release in mainland China, but Bona said it will respond if there is interest from other territories.

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Source: Variety + read the full article


I replaced the old and ugly screencaptures of Memoirs of a Geisha by more than 1800 HD screencaptures. Enjoy !


Yesterday the cast of “The Crossing” gave many interviews to asian medias. Ziyi has been photographied during the interviews. Some lovely pictures to enjoy here.

In the evening the actress attended the Peninsula diner.

More pictures will be added later. Stay tunned !

During the press conference of “The Crossing” (may 17th) a trailer has been unveiled for the journalists. One of them filmed the trailer. The quality is not very good but it’s enought to see that the film will probably be amazing…