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Fan Bing Bing to play Blink in upcoming X-Men movie

By spcnet.tv on March 18th, 2013 | Hollywood Movies

Director Bryan Singer could not wait to express his excitement for the latest cast of “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” as he recently announced that Chinese actress Fan Bingbing will be joining the sequel of the Marvel superhero film prequel, “X-Men: First Class” according to MTV UK.

After making appearance in this year’s summer superhero blockbuster “Iron Man 3″, the Qingdao-born actress got herself another shot in Hollywood by playing teleporting mutant Blink in the film alongside the original cast of “X-Men” (2000) which includes Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, and the stars in “X-Men: First Class” (2011) such as James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.

Furthermore, Daniel Cudmore will reprise his role as Colossus and “Twilight” star Booboo Stewart has been recruited to play a yet-to-be-announced character in Singer’s directorial effort.

Fan was previously seen in box-office record breaking Chinese films like “Double Exposure” and “Lost In Thailand”. This year, the 31-year-old will be shooting “The Lady In The Portrait”, “The Moon And The Sun” and Empress Wu Ze Tian”. It was also reported that the 2006 Golden Horse Award winner is in talks to star in the sequel of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.

Singer’s most recent box office success is “Jack The Giant Slayer”, a loose adaptation of “Jack And The Beanstalk” about a farmer boy named Jack who tries to save the princess from the race of giants but unfortunately triggers a war between the humans and giants.

Set in the 1970s, “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” is set to start production on 18 July 2013.

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“The Grandmaster” to release in US

By spcnet.tv on February 11th, 2013 | Hollywood Movies, Hong Kong Entertainment

Director Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmaster” has been picked up by The Weinstein Company and will soon be seen across cinemas in the Western side of the hemisphere.

Deadline.com broke the news that TWC acquired all the rights in the US and English-speaking Canadian territories from Annapurna as well as the rights to Australia, New Zealand and the UK from Wild Bunch.

“I am pleased to continue our long-time and multi-picture collaboration with TWC on “The Grandmaster”. With Harvey’s (Weinstein) expertise and his passion for this genre, I am confident that he and his team will reach new heights with “The Grandmaster” by cultivating hard-core action fans as well as exciting and pleasing those long-time fans of my films,” said Wong.

Weinstein returned the compliments, praising Wong as an extraordinary filmmaker.

“The Grandmaster” tells the tale of Bruce Lee’s legendary mentor, Ip Man, who crosses path with various Kung Fu masters during the Japanese invasion in the 1930s. The film stars Tony Leung Chiu-Wai as the grandmaster as well as Zhang Ziyi, Zhang Chen and Korean actress Song Hye-Kyo.

The epic premiered in the Berlin Film Festival as the opening film on 7 February.

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Michelle Yeoh Wax From The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

By spcnet.tv on July 12th, 2008 | Hollywood Movies, Hong Kong Entertainment

Wax figure of Michelle Yeoh

Hong Kong’s Madam Tussauds wax museum makes its newest addition – Michelle Yeoh in wax garbed in her costume from the upcoming The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. The Mummy sequel stars Brandon Fraser again alongside several Asian stars such as Jet Li, Russell Wong, and Isabella Leong.

Source: CRI

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My Sassy Girl Remake

By spcnet.tv on January 20th, 2008 | Hollywood Movies, Korean Entertainment

My Sassy Girl 2008

We found out recently that Hollywood remade the Korean movie “My Sassy Girl” (2001), the hit based off novellas posted on the Internet about one guy’s funny, romantic, and sad relationship with a girl he saves from a train. The US version stars Jesse Bradford and Elisha Cuthbert (the ‘sassy’ girl). There’s no official release date yet for this movie but imdb.com‘s production notes says it’s “Completed”. Let’s hope it translates better than “Il Mare” (2000) (“The Lake House” (2006) starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock) for the Western screens.

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“The Eye” – Hollywood Jessica Alba version

By spcnet.tv on December 27th, 2007 | Hollywood Movies

The Eye 2008
Hollywood is remaking “The Eye” (2002), a creepy ghost movie with a startling twist that starred Angelica Lee. The 2008 version has Jessica Alba playing the “lucky” blind gal who receives donor corneas that give her the ability to see the dead too.

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