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Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.
Zhang Yimou’s Shadow 影 will get a limited release in North America on May 3rd. Starring Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Guan Xiaotong, Wang Qianyuan, Hu Jun, and Wu Lei, the film is about a shadow or stand-in whose job is to be killed in place of his master.
With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.
Below is the North American trailer. See list of theaters screening it here.
Raymond Lam, Zheng Kai play brothers on opposite side of the law in mystery thriller The Mask 也平凡.
When officer Ji Fan (Zheng Kai) begins investigating a series of murders, he connects the new murders to a 27-year-old case involving his family. After his father Ji Tingshan (Zhang Guolin) is captured for his involvement in the murders, his brother Ji Ping (Raymond Lam) flees abroad. There, Ji Fan tries to find hid brother while performing his undercover task to uncover the motives and identity of a gang. Things become even more complicated than he had thought as the two brothers becomes involved in an even bigger plot.
Zhang Yimu’s upcoming wuxia film Shadow has confirmed a premiere date of September 30th, and recently released a new trailer that seems to feature a monologue by Deng Chao‘s shadow:
No people. No light. No sound. All alone in the darkness, I moved my hands over every single crevice in the walls. It was proof that I wasn’t crazy. It was proof that I was still alive.
Which poster is your favorite so far?
Zhang Yimou’s Shadow 影 has released three more posters and ton of stills. Some of the images are quite stunning, and Zhang Yimou is a visual master, but If this film doesn’t get some major shadow reduction, no one’s going to see anything that’s going on in a dark movie theater.