This trailer for an adaptation of the Yue Opera version of White Snake is so beautiful. The special effects, sets, cinematography and music flawlessly enhance without distracting from the Yue Opera. Titled White Snake 白蛇传·情, the film is coming out on May 21st, 2021.
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.
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.
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.Continue reading
After dropping out from 2020’s film line-up due to the pandemic, the third instalment of Detective Chinatown is finally ready to premiere on CNY in 2 days and is currently leading the box office pre-sales.
Liu Haoran and Wang Baoqiang reprise their roles as the genius detective x squeaky-voiced uncle. The film has also cast notable Japanese actors Satoshi Tsumabuki, Masami Nagasawa and Shōta Sometani.
The CGI from The Yinyang Master reminds me of Monster Hunt, except this time our hero is a half-mortal half-demon (Chen Kun) who joins hands with his former master (Zhou Xun) to defeat the demon king. William Chan, Wang Likun, Qu Chuxiao, Shen Yue, Wang Zixuan costar.Continue reading
Assassin in Red (A Writer’s Odyssey in overseas markets)stars Lei Jiayin as the father who is out to save his daughter from a monster, and Dong Zijian as the novelist who created it. Yang Mi plays the antagonist’s henchwoman. Costars include Guo Jingfei, Yu Hewei, Dong Jie and Tong Liya.
Directed by Lu Yang (Brotherhood of Blades series), the film will premiere on Chinese New Year’s Day.Continue reading
Hi, Mom 你好，李焕英 is written and directed by Jia Ling, and stars the comedian as the daughter who travels back to her mother’s generation after the latter’s untimely death. Zhang Xiaofei plays the younger counterpart of Jia Ling’s mother, while Shen Teng and Chen He costar.
The film is an adaption of Jia Ling’s popular skit of the same name, which in turn is based off her own personal experiences. The film is slated to premiere on Chinese New Year’s Day.
Across the Furious Sea is the much anticipated thriller comes from Cao Baoping, whose most notable works include Cock and Bull, The Equation of Love and Death and The Dead End. I’m also looking forward to watching The Perfect Blue, though with Fan Bingbing in the cast, I’m not sure when the film will be given the green light.
The film stars Huang Bo (Crazy Alien) as a father who is seeking revenge after his daughter died at the hands of her boyfriend, and Zhou Xun (Remain Silent) as the killer’s mother. Across the Furious Sea is scheduled for a Summer 2021 premiere.