The Four 3 releases trailer

LIu Yifei’s character is called Heartless, by the way. You can add this image to your collection of ironic pictures.

The Four 3, the final installment to the film series, has released a trailer as well as announced its release date on August 22.  Starring Deng Chao (Cold Blooded), Liu Yifei Heartless), Collin Chou (the hot-blooded “Iron Hand”), Ronald Cheng (whose role Life Snatcher was previously held by “hotties” like Wallace Chung and Peter Ho), Anthony Wong, Jiang Yiyan, Alec Su, Wu Yingjie and Bao Bei’er, this film picks up from the abrupt and tragic end of the previous.  Presumably, it will bring to a close all the untied ends from the last two films with flurry of CGI.

More stills below the cut and trailer here.

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The Four 2, detective wuxia turned fantasy?

Artsy mash-up poster for The Four 2, which finally abandons the last pretense of being a wuxia film  and goes into fantasy.

While we wait on the upcoming drama version of “The Four,”  the film version has already released their second installment,   The Four 2 starring Deng Chao, Liu Yifei, Jiang Yiyan, Wu Xiubo and Liu Yan.  Following director Gordon Chan‘s previous Painted Skin/Mural series, the second promises to up the previous film in special effects and in detachment from reality.   The film was released on December 6, continuing from where the first left off.    

Listen to the theme by Hu Xia below, and see fire-and-ice themed characters posters below the cut.

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Zombie invasions continue to China with The Four JUNE 26, 2012

JUNE 26, 2012 | POSTED IN MOVIES, TAGGED ANTHONY WONG, COLIN CHOU, DENG CHAO, GORDON CHAN, JIANG YIYAN, LIU YIFEI, RONALD CHENG, THE FOUR

Painted Skin’s director returns for another magical wuxia film with gloomy tones.

Painted Skin’s director returns for another magical wuxia film with gloomy tones.

Even if the CDC knows of no zombie viruses, zombies are everywhere in the news and media. Next month, they’re even making their appearance in ancient China in Gordon Chan’s The Four. Starring Deng Chao, Liu Yifei, Colin Chou, Anthony Wong, Ronald Cheng and Jiang Yiyan, The Four is a detective-wuxia action flick loosely based on the book of the same name. The change of gender for Heartless may mean that bird girl Heartless ( Liu Yifei ) and wolf boy Cold Blood (Deng Chao) also have a romantic relationship somehow .

The sequel’s already been approved for filming.