Huang Bo, Zhou Xun star in Cao Baoping’s new film

Crossing the Sea of Anger 涉过愤怒的海 is the third film in director Cao Baoping’s Burning Hearts 灼心 series, and stars Huang Bo (Crazy Alien) as a fisherman who finds out his daughter was murdered while studying in Japan. Meanwhile Li Miaomiao, the victim’s boyfriend and biggest suspect, has avoided persecution by returning to China with the help of his parents.

In Laohuang’s original novel, the protagonist is a man determined to avenge his daughter, though the film will focus more on family, reconciliation and redemption. Zhou Xun (Last Letter) and Zu Feng (The Mask) costar.

The Chinese Pilot releases first teaser

The Chinese Pilot 中国机长 is based on the emergency landing of a Sichuan Airlines aircraft on its way to Lhasa, and stars Zhang Hanyu as the heroic pilot who safely lands the plane at Chengdu Airport. Ou Hao, Du Jiang, Yuan Quan, Zhang Tian’ai and Li Qin costar as crew members.

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Xiao Zhan, Li Qin’s Jade Dynasty unveils first teaser

The film adaptation of Xiao Ding’s xianxia novel of the same name, Jade Dynasty 诛仙 stars Xiao Zhan (The Untamed) as the ordinary protagonist who gets embroiled in the battle between good and evil.

From the released synopsis, it appears the film will not cover Guili’s arc.
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Ne Zha aims to be the animated hit of the summer

Ne Zha is advertising itself as the next-level-up to 2015 surprise hit Monkey King: Hero is Back.


When the world was created, the essences of heaven and earth gave birth to a brilliant gem. It was split into two, one good and one evil. When the two gems are accidentally switched and the chosen hero to defeat evil was reincarnated with the evil gem, which side will he chose?

A retelling of the classic story of Nezha, animated feature Ne Zha 哪吒之魔童降世 released its first set of promotional music, posters, and trailers. Reviews for the film, to be released on July 26th, have so far been extremely positive, in particular praising its script. Will it be able to be the previous animated hit Monkey King: Hero is Back, whose script was probably its biggest weakness?

The Rap of China winner Gai sings the mesmerizing theme song of the same name below:

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Rookie agents Wang Talu, Xu Weizhou, Sandrine Pinna team up in spy comedy

Top requirement to become an agent: being unreasonably attractive

Spy Comedy The Rookies 素人特工 is coming out this week and the trailer actually looks really fun. The film directed and written by Alan Yuen (Monster Hunt, Firestorm, New Police Story) comes out on the July 12th in China and seems to have potential for overseas releases.

Wang Talu, Xu Weizhou, Sandrine Pinna, Milla Jovovich, Xiao Zhan, and Liu Meitong star in this summer blockbuster that looks like it has some potential.

Jackson Wang sings a remix of Papillion for the film here.

A team of accidental agents consisting of an extreme sport lover (Wang Talu), a mad scientist (Xu Weizhou), a police officer (Sandrine Pinna), and an unemployed doctor (Liu Meitong) team up with the help of special agent Milla Jovovich to try and stop a group of terroists.

Cai Yao joins the cast of female spy ensemble film 355

The official Instagram of 355 the movie has added Super–Vocal star Cai Yao into its nine-people follow list, which had previously included the five female leads Fan Bingbing, Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger, and Lupita Nyong’o in addition to Sebastian Stan, Edgar Ramirez, and director Simon Kinberg.

I’m probably one of the two people who watch Chinese entertainment but haven’t watched Super Vocal, so I don’t know much about him, but he is 20-years-old and 193 cm. Here’s him performing English song Over the Rainbow.

The film’s official Instagram also posted a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the film. Filming reportedly begins this or next week.

Fan Bingbing’s spy thriller 355 begins production

Marion Cotillard has been replaced by Diane Kruger since the cast was first announced

The long-awaited female-lead spy thriller 355 finally began production on the 27th. The film stars Fan Bingbing alongside Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger, and Penelope Cruz as international spies teaming up to save the world. Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramirez play the “Bond boys” of the film.

In related news, Fan Bingbing and Li Chen announced their break-up yesterday.

Tang Wei encourages Lei Jiayin to become a Whistleblower in upcoming thriller

The Whistleblower 吹哨人 stars Lei Jiayin as an employee who accidentally discovers the new product his company is promoting had not passed the required safety tests. With the help of Tang Wei, he begins to search for evidence and uncovers a deadly conspiracy in the process. Directed and written by Xue Xiaolu (Finding Mr. Right, Book of Love), the film is slated for a September 12th release. The film will be distributed in North America by CMC Pictures.


 

 

Deng Chao directs and stars in heartwarming new film Looking Up

I usually wouldn’t touch Deng Chao or Yu Baimei directed films (Devil & Angel, Master Healing) with a ten-foot pole, but the trailer for Looking Up 银河补习班 looks very promising. Deng Chao plays a father who deviates from the usual parenting style seen in Asian families, and instead encourages his son, played by Feng Ze’ang and later Bai Yu, to chase his dreams. The film is slated for a July 26th premiere in both China and North America.