June 11, 2012 Leave a Comment Projects

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.

Today we have a new trailer for Dangerous Liaisons with a new footage of Ziyi. This trailer is definitely better than the previous one. Enjoy!

You can also enjoy screencaps in the gallery…

June 2, 2012 Leave a Comment Dangerous Liaisons, Films

Take a look at two new stills of the film.

May 31, 2012 Leave a Comment Awards, Public Appearances

Ziyi was once and again gorgeous in her golden dress at the 12th Chinese Film Media Awards. The actress was awarded for her contribution to chinese cinema. You can watch a video of Ziyi receiving her award here.

This event was Ziyi’s first public appearance since the terrible accusations published on chinese medias. Ziyi’s publicist published a statement on tuesday to dismiss these allegations (read here). Yesterday Ziyi explained she will take legal actions against Hong Kong’s Apple Daily tabloid.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their concern. I really want to tell everyone my attitude about this.

“This ‘news’ is a complete lie. Both within the article and between the lines, there were contemptuous lies,”

“I met with my lawyers in Hong Kong and clearly expressed my position.”

“Whatever the cost, I will seek legal recourse and pursue this matter to the very end,”

“I read a lot of comments from people who don’t know the truth and they think this film industry is like that (rife with unsavoury dealings).

“This time, these (irresponsible reports) have not only hurt me, but maligned the film industry. And worse of all, they (some media outlets) made use of such hot topics to fool the public,”

read full article

Ziyi also said that after The Grandmasters shooting, she will starts Sophie’s Revenge 2.

To conclude, Zhang Ziyi Infos will never relay trash news and we will always support Zhang Ziyi no matter what.

We have some really good news from Cannes Film Festival. Be warned, huge update.

Yesterday, Dangerous Liaisons was screened at Directors Fortnight. Unfortunately Zhang Ziyi wasn’t in Cannes because she’s still filming Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmasters”. Cecilia Cheung and director Hur Jin Ho was here to promote the film. The producer of the film reveald that the film showed at cannes was edited in a hurry.

Even if the film is not fully finished, it recieved a standing ovation at the end of the screening. Bellow several comments on the film:

It’s very human, romantic and sincere. I was touched and I even cried when the leading actor was breaking up with the innocent woman

source & a good article

On twitter:

The Chinese-language version of “Dangerous Liaisons” has been a huge hit at Cannes! Check out… fb.me/1URDIRLeX

@ChinesePod

Zhang Ziyi & Cecilia Cheung steal the show in Dangerous Liaisons. Zhang breaks your heart. Cecilia makes you root against her.

@filmfest

Dangerous Liaisons was exquisite, and brought in something new to familiar story. Cecilia Cheung is absolutely brilliant in it #cannes2012

@FilmLandEmpire

And now, enjoy the first trailer

Moreover, The Grandmasters was screened in Cannes yesterday, not the whole film but a footage. Thierry Frémaux said that the footage was edited by Wong Kar-Wai for the festival.

source: Weibo/movienews

The 5 minutes screened yesterday were focused on Ziyi’s character. Filmed in a snowy place, we can see Ziyi as a child looking at her father while he’s practicing his martial art. At the same time we see Ziyi training herself in the falling snow. The journalists who saw it were very impressed by the beauty of this footage.
A chinese journalist filmed the footage and posted it on Youku but was soon removed. A copy has been saved on Baidu. If you are too curious you can watch it here but be warned the quality is not good.

May 20, 2012 Leave a Comment Projects

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!