Victor Ma To Star Opposite Colin Firth In Zombie Brother Adaptation

Victor Ma Boqian, who grew up and went to college in the Los Angeles area but gave up his Hollywood dreams for China after being repeatedly rejected for roles because of reasons like his eyes were too big to fill the Asian diversity quota, is returning as the lead in an upcoming Zombie Brother adaptation. As Deadline reported, he’ll play the lead opposite Colin Firth in the film titled “New York Will Eat You Alive.”

In the film, Ma will star as Bai, a successful biotech engineer who has to lead his group of friends across a New York City overrun with zombies in order to save the world. STX is releasing the Todd Strauss-Schulson directed film in the U.S. and UK and through its foreign output partners with Tencent distributing in China.

Suspense thriller Home Sweet Home releases chilling theme song

Home Sweet Home 秘密访客 comes from Leste Chen and Qiao Shu, the director-writer pair behind last year’s cult hit A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower. Duan Yihong plays the driver responsible for a school bus crash that killed all students on board except one (Rong Zishan). Knowing full well his son may have been involved, the father (Aaron Kwok) invites the driver to live in their basement for three years. Tiffany Hsu costars as the mother, and Zhang Zifeng plays the daughter.

The movie is now playing in mainland cinemas.

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“If you visit my home, don’t be too curious.” – Sung byThe Bad Kids trio Rong Zishan, Wang Shengdi and Shi Pengyuan

Zhang Yimou’s espionage thriller gears up for premiere

I didn’t enjoy Zhang Yimou’s Shadow and One Second as much as I’d hoped, but Impasse / Cliff Walkers should be right up my alley. Granted, I’m not expecting the film to surpass The Message, but surely you can’t go too wrong with a cast like this?

Starring Zhang Yi, Yu Hewei, Qin Hailu, Zhu Yawen, Ni Dahong and the director’s latest starlet Liu Haocun, the film is slated to premiere on April 30th.

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Promo Round-up: Miss Crow With Mr Lizard

Fantasy rom-com Miss Crow With Mr Lizard stars Ren Jialun as an aloof CEO (Ren Jialun) who has an artificial heart and leaks electricity (really?) when he starts falling in love. Xing Fei plays the heroine who is unlucky in everything she does, and a quirky romance begins.

The drama willl release 2 subtitled episodes on WeTV / Tencent Youtube every Monday-Wednesday beginning tonight.

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Promo Round-up: The Dance of the Storm

The Dance of the Storm stars William Chan as an ex-bodyguard who returns to the company that once hired him to find the killer of his good friend. Nazha costars as his love interest. [Extended Synopsis]

The drama releases 2 episodes every Sunday – Wednesday on iQiyi / Youku / Tencent.

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