Category: Projects

Ziyi to star in ‘The Murderer’

After a few attempts to work with Peter Chan, particularly a book adaptation that was in development for years ironically called Waiting with Takeshi Kaneshiro, Ziyi may work with the Hong Kong director after all. Variety and Screen Daily are reporting that she will lead the suspense thriller The Murderer.

Projects starring Donnie Yen and Zhang Ziyi are among the independently produced TV series to be launched on the sidelines of this week’s Busan International Film Festival. The company responsible is Changin’ Pictures, a would-be studio being hatched by Hong Kong-based film director and producer Peter Chan Ho-sun.

Chan himself will direct Zhang in “The Murderer,” a suspense thriller set in 1944 Shanghai. Based on real events, the story focuses on a woman who is accused of murdering and dismembering her abusive husband. “By depicting the vagaries of her various trials, this series exposes the vicissitudes of leadership change in China from Japanese Occupation to the Nationalist government to the birth of new China,” Changin’ Pictures said.

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi is set to star in The Murderer, a true crime suspense thriller based on a case in 1940s Shanghai. Chan will direct the thriller in which Zhang plays a woman accused of dismembering her husband.

Aranya Theater Festival Press Conference

Ma Yin, the chairman of the festival, Meng Jinghui, Chen Minghao and Ziyi were in Beijing of March 27th to attend the press conference of the 2021 Aranya Theater Festival. Ziyi will participate as one the artistic directors, along with Meng Jinghui and Chen Minghao. The festival will be held in Anaya in Hebei province from June 10th to 20th.

‘Climbers’ Currently Filming

The Hollywood Reporter finally confirmed the participation of Ziyi in the Chinese blockbuster Climbers directed by Daniel Lee. She will star as the meteorologist alongside Wu Jing, Jackie Chan, Hu Ge and Jing Boran. The filming is currently underway and it shouldn’t be too long before we see some pictures of footages of the film.

The film will dramatize the real-life expedition of Chinese climbers Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo and Qu Yinhua, who made a historic ascent up Mount Everest’s North Ridge in 1960. The Chinese team was the first to successfully climb Everest’s north side, which is known to be especially perilous. The trio famously left a small statue of Chairman Mao atop the summit before returning midway down the mountain to rescue a fourth member of their team who was unable to complete the climb.


Alongside Wu and Chan, the two other climbers in the group will be played by popular young actor Jing Boran (Monster Hunt, Us and Them) and television star Hu Ge (Chinese Paladin, 1911). Actress Zhang Ziyi rounds out the star-studded cast as a Chinese meteorologist who assists the mission.

New Version

We are happy to show you the brand new version of ZZI and we hope you like it! The past few weeks were quite busy for Ziyi and we missed some news. Here’s a summary of Ziyi last film projects.

Ziyi recently filmed a new short film taking place in Japan. Directed by Zhang Yibai and starring taiwanese actor Eddie Peng, the short is a part of a new anthology film called “Crying Out Love in the Centre of the World“. Some pictures are in the Gallery!


As previously announced on the site, Ziyi will co-produce the science-fiction comedy “Oh My God“. Ziyi recently attended the starting ceremony of the shooting of the film. Ziyi also filmed a few scenes some days ago. She will only have a cameo in the film.


Corriere della sera Style

On January 22nd, Ziyi was in Italy to promote her collaboration with I Pinco Pallino. The Corriere della sera interviewed the actress and she was photographed by Fabio Lovino. Some gorgeous pictures were added to the gallery.

You can read the interview and watch the video of the shooting here.



I Pinco Pallino Collection Lauch

On January 22nd, Ziyi was in Florence, Italy to attend the launch of a special capsule collection of the Italian children’s clothing brand I Pinco Pallino.


New Project and Other News

Once and again, sorry for the lack of updates!

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 photographed 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.

Ziyi in Talks for “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” Sequel

During the promotion of The Grandmaster in New York, Ziyi was asked about her involvement in the sequel of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. She answered that she didn’t know yet if she would return for the sequel. A few hours ago, various sources confirmed that she was indeed in talks to reprise her role as Jen Yu.

Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang is in talks to reprise her role as badass warrior apprentice Jen Yu in the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which will begin shooting in March 2014.

A source close to the film says Zhang’s part would be shot as flashbacks to explain what happened to her character. As previously announced by The Weinstein Company, Michelle Yeoh will return as Yu Shu Lien and Donnie Yen will star as Silent Wolf in the sequel, titled Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon — The Green Destiny. Yuen Wo Ping will direct; Ang Lee directed the original, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2000. John Fusco is writing the screenplay, based on Iron Knight, Silver Vase by Wang Du Lu, book 5 in the Crane-Iron Pentalogy series on which the original film is based.

Source

With Yuen Woo-ping directing, it is a possibility that Ziyi will join. They know each other very well, since he choreographed The Grandmaster.