Zhou Xun produces film starring Liu Chang


Liu Chang is hoping for his knees that any co-stars will be taller than his producer.

Remember when I was wondering if female producers/directors like to use new actors more? Add to that list Zhou Xun, whose first production gig stars model Liu Chang.     Based on a series of “diary entries” of Anthony the Bunny  in A Journey Through Time With Anthony 陪安东尼度过漫长岁月, the film is yet another one of publications from  Guo Jingming‘s ZUI Times to be picked up for adaptation this year. The film is directed by Janet Chun.

Watch the microfilm teaser by Wing Shya featuring Zhou Xun and Liu Chang here. I don’t think it’s actually a part of the film itself.

Yes, that is a tablecloth I'm wearing as a collar.

Yes, that is a tablecloth I’m wearing as a collar.  You can probably thank Chanel for it.

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Zhou Xun falls in love with Jing Boran as an alien


Is anybody else getting a Lady Gaga vibe?

In an upcoming mini-movie I Know U with Jing Boran, Zhou Xun becomes an alien under the lenses of photographer-turned-director Wing Shya.

Actually, she becomes three aliens. On the planet that she comes from, every alien looks the same. It seems that those aliens aren’t terribly gifted in the culinary department, because three of the aliens decide to go to Earth in search of good food. One becomes a preschool teacher, the other a vet, and the last a beautician. It so happens that all three of the aliens fall in love with Jing Boran, who is an excellent chef. Jing Boran is going to be in for a roller-coaster ride as the three aliens decide, based on the ways of their planet, who should emerge victorious.

Look under the cut for a few more stills. IR

Upcoming Chinese Romance Movies of 2010

Sorry – the new site and forum is being fixed and worked out. We’ll make an announcement on this site when it is more  complete.

In the meantime, here’s a list of modern day romance movies to look forward to in 2010, because these films are covered less than the ancient/wuxia/martial arts films by English-language media and yet, China has completely nose-dived into this genre in the past year.  Cinema goers in China want the choice of  light-hearted entertainment from the cinema, and the Chinese film industry is rapidly accommodating that niche in the market.

Last year, there was only a small selection – this year there’s much much more. With China’s total box office up 44% in 2009, and 1.65 cinema screens added per day, with no signs of slowly down, this should only be one sign to look forward to of the growing diversification of China’s rapidly rising film industry.

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