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September 25, 2012   Leave a Comment Projects

We Learnt today that Ed Swick left the project…

Ed Zwick (“The Last Samurai”) has fallen off directing duties for the historic epic “The Great Wall,” an individual close to the project told to TheWrap on Monday, adding that there was a difference in visions on how to move forward on the project between Zwick and the producers, Legendary East.

A decision was made earlier this summer to push the start date of the project from the fall to the spring to avoid adverse weather conditions, and there was some speculation about the future of the project. But financing remains in place for the film, the individual said, and it is moving forward.

Earlier this year, casting was announced, with a starring lineup that included Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker. Chinese stars such as Zhang Ziyi are also reportedly being courted for the film.

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Good news or bad news, Zhang Ziyi might play in the new Ed Zwick’s film “The Great Wall”.

A group of British warriors in 15th century China arriving at the wall as its being hurriedly constructed. Turns out the rush isn’t just because Mongols have been giving the Chinese soldiers problems. It’s because nightfall brings something much more dangerous. And far more otherworldly.

The casting is already composed of Henry Cavill in a lead role and Benjamin Walker. Other Chinese names will be added. Shooting will starts next spring.

Full news at Empire.


According to sources, Ziyi is set to star and produce the adaptation of Guy Gavriel Kay’s Under Heaven. Guy Gavriel Ray wants Ziyi in the character of Wei Song. Lets see if his “dream casting” come true.

A development agreement has been entered into between author Guy Gavriel Kay and actress Zhang Ziyi and her management company and production partners Mosaic Productions, with respect to Kay’s most recent novel Under Heaven. Zhang Ziyi is attached to star and produce.

Still no director are attached to the project at this point. It may takes some years for the project to develop and Ziyi is till busy with the filming of The Grandmaster this month and the filming of the new movie of John Woo and Sophie’s Revenge 2. Next year will be huge for Ziyi!


Wong Kar Wai’s Grandmasters is rumored to participate in the next Cannes internation film festival.

Ziyi has just finished the shooting of a movie called ”Wu Wen Xi Dong” directed by Li FangFang. The film is a reflection of the Tsinghua University’s spirit. The university is also involved in the project.
Ziyi is the leading actress alongside Huang Xiaoming (The Banquet). The film will be released at the end of the year in China. Huge thanks to Zhishui for his precious help.
Take a look at the first pictures of the film.

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In march the actress will start the shooting for John Woo’s upcoming film.

Korea Herald is reporting that (via The Playlist) the director’s next film will be a wartime romance project, now titled ‘Love And Let Love.’

The film, originally titled ‘1949’, has been in the works for years now, but had seemed to fall apart a few years back, when issues arose with the film’s script and its rights. The project will star Song Hye-Ko and ‘1949’ lead Zhang Ziyi, as well as Chang Chen.

‘Love’ will follow the story of a woman in the wake of WWII, and her life during the Chinese Civil War.

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Dangerous Liaisons was at Berlin Film Festival’s film market. Two posters and one new still has been released. Take a look !

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