Monday, August 15, 2011

ASIAN INVASION: MIND BLOWING IMAGES FROM MESMERIZING CHINESE EPICS "LADY GENERAL YANG" AND "THE MURAL", BOTH FEATURING FEMALE LEAD HEROES!

Well, since it's a slow Monday in the news department, I'm sure you won't mind us having an Asian Invasion day here at HOLLYWOOD SPY, especially since, thanks to my dear Jaccsy, I
have two visually breathtaking upcoming Asian projects to present to you!
Over at my favourite BUZZES CAFE I've seen these magnificent and truly mind blowing concept art character posters for something that could easily be the most exciting Asian film in a long long time since it features all female heroes and warriors. LADY GENERAL OF YANG FAMILY (not to be mistaken with SAVING GENERAL YANG I've mentioned recently) will bring one of China's most amazing historical sagas to the big screens.
This expensive, and extremely lavish historical epic will tell a heroic tale of how the women from the Yang family of Song dynasty stepped onto the battlefield to avenge the deaths of their warrior husbands, who died while fighting the invading Xia army after being sold out by a traitorous Song official. As you can see from these spectacular pictures, the film will feature lots of different female characters from the Yang family including their 100 year old Yang matriarch, and her daughters some of which are extremely wise, some know how to use a  halberd, some are superb archers, some
possess
occult powers, some use embroidery needle as hidden weapon, some always have some inventive solutions ....According to BUZZES CAFE this expensive epic, which took ten years for the script to be prepared, will also use its budget to recreate battlefields on a 1:1 scale.
FAIRY LAND IN "THE MURAL"
Another Asian film which promises to be visually stunning and mesmerizing is Chinese epic fantasy film THE MURAL. As Buzzes
Cafe reports, this beautiful effect-heavy mix of action romance  and fantasy will be set in a magical fairy land and will follow  the journey of three men into a fantasy world populated and powered exclusively by beautiful women. The movie stars the newly married couple Deng Chao and Betty Sun (LOST BLADESMAN) and action star Collin Chou (THE MATRIX RELOADED). Check out some of the first beautiful pictures from this film. THE MURAL, which will try to create a
unique look reminiscent of Chinese water-colored paintings, should premiere in China later this September and it will hopefully get into foreign cinemas as well. PS click on the pics to seem them in bigger size!

35 comments:

  1. Wow!! My jaw is hanging open like a broken gate. These pictures are awesome and so is this movie. Girl power!!! Awesome post, Dez. :)

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  2. he he I knew you would be the first one to love these pics, Melsy :))

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  3. lady in the major role...like it!..

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  4. oh wow, truly amazing and gorgeous concept art. LOVE it.

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  5. Wow, love the artwork. The stories sound great too. You know I like my women warriors. Thanks for highlighting these. Very nice.

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  6. So beautiful! I can tell it will be up for best costume and best cinematography!

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  7. The costumes look incredible. I know I should care about the story, but the clothes are just so stunning!

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  8. Beautiful artwork. They really know how to use intense colors in Asian epic films. Costumes look amazing. Can't wait to see the 100 year old matriarch-LOL Girls Rule!

    Thank you Dezz :)

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  9. I love the photos from Lady General Yang! That sounds like it's going to be pretty epic :D

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  10. Thanks dear! They look awesomely charming here in your corner.
    I wish these films will get into foreign cinemas so you can also watch them with all your friends, Dezz.

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  11. This looks like something my parents would be interested in.

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  12. They do a different class of epic, great stuff.

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  13. wow truly stunning visuals there Dezzy!!

    how are you? i saw your man 'Momoa' yesterday. My word he is big in real life!!

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  14. @Lyndy
    they really are magnificent, aren't they? Imagine when they actually film all these pics!

    @Luanne
    I knew you're into the girl power thing :)

    @Clarissa
    yep, we can certainly expect larger than life costume design, cinematography and visuals!

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  15. @Libby
    imagine when we see them in real, at the big screen!

    @Fabo
    he he the 100 year old matriarch should be a very vivid and memorable character especially if she takes part in some fighting scenes too :)

    @Chris
    glad you liked them, Chrissy, they truly are gorgeous!

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  16. @Jamie
    if done right, it could be one of the biggest epics ever!

    @Jaccsy
    glad you like it, Jaccsy, and no worries, I will watch it outside cinema like I do with most movies :)

    @Dwei
    be sure to tell them then :)

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  17. @Lurk
    they certainly do, sometimes it's shocking how better Asian epics look than most of Hollywood films, even though their budgets are usually smaller

    @Custie
    and did you take pics and autographs for your wife and me? :))

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  18. oh wow!!! soooooo pretty! the yang one sounds really interesting!

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  19. sooooooo pretty indeed, Vics :)

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  20. And the winner of Best Art Direction is...

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  21. Gorgeous pictures and look like great movies...but honestly I prefer man in leading role than female ;)

    More eye candy the better.

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  22. love dresses I can see there!! :D

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  23. wow, lady general eye candy looks pretty. The mural looks pretty as well.

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  24. @Josh
    you're speaking of Chinese Oscars, yes? :)

    @Novia
    well you can make an exception at least once, it's not often that we get an Asian epic with female heroes ;)

    @David
    glad you like them :)

    @Budd
    it sure is an eye candy!

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  25. Sadly yes, because the American Oscars are biased in all categories except "Best Foreign Film - Long" and "Best Foreign Film - Short." Though with art like the above, they should be included in the Oscar race.

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  26. @Josh
    ah, sorry to disappoint you, Josh, but BEST FOREIGN FILM is probably the most biased category at the Oscars. It takes an awful amount of money,contacts and power for most of the films to get a nomination in that category, and sometimes that amount of money, used for campaigning, is even bigger than the budget of the film itself. That's why you usually see the same countries in that category. It's almost always reserved for Germany, France ... and almost never to any of the countries which are not popular in USA.

    @Movies
    glad you think so :)

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  27. Stunning posters. Wow. Now I want to see the movie.

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  28. These are beautiful indeed, thanks Dezzy and Jaccsy for spotlighting them.

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  29. be welcome, Flixy, glad you enjoyed them!

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