Take a look at two new stills of the film.
Ziyi was once and again gorgeous in her golden dress at the 12th Chinese Film Media Awards. The actress receive a prize 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 some 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 the full article here
Ziyi also said that after The Grandmaster’s shooting, she will start filming Sophie’s Revenge 2.
To conclude, Zhang Ziyi Infos will never publish any trash news and we will always support Zhang Ziyi no matter what.
We have some really good news from the 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 were there to promote the film. The producer of the film revealed that the cut screened at Cannes was edited in a hurry.
Even if the film is not fully finished, it received a standing ovation at the end of the screening. Below, 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
The Chinese-language version of “Dangerous Liaisons” has been a huge hit at Cannes! Check out… fb.me/1URDIRLeX
Zhang Ziyi & Cecilia Cheung steal the show in Dangerous Liaisons. Zhang breaks your heart. Cecilia makes you root against her.
Dangerous Liaisons was exquisite, and brought in something new to familiar story. Cecilia Cheung is absolutely brilliant in it #cannes2012
And now, enjoy the first trailer…
Moreover, The Grandmasters was screened in Cannes yesterday, not the whole film but some footage. Thierry Frémaux said that the footage was edited by Wong Kar-Wai for the festival.
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 practising 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 cinematography. A Chinese journalist filmed the footage and posted it on Youku but it was quickly removed, although a copy was saved on Baidu. If you are curious. you can watch it here but be warned the quality is not good.
According to some 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” comes 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 is attached to the project at this point. It may takes some years for the project to develop and Ziyi is still 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!
Ziyi’s new movie, Dangerous Liaisons, will be screened at Directors’ Fortnight on May 24th and May 25th. A new poster has been released for the occasion. According to some rumours, Jang Dong-gun and Zhang Ziyi won’t be able to come to Cannes this year. Ziyi is still busy filming The Grandmasters. Let’s hope we’ll know more in the coming days…
Also, Ziyi recently signed with the Chinese brandGuizhou Braun to promote collagen products in China.
We have some more information about Dangerous Liaisons today…
The original novel indeed was banned. However, the novel doesn’t just cover matters concerning a love. It has more deep meanings. We interpret the novel’s humanism from a new angle. It will be the most ‘clean’ adaptation of the novel ever.