Monday, October 15, 2012

MOVING TRAILER FOR ADRIEN BRODY'S EPIC DRAMA "BACK TO 1942"! ZIYI ZHANG IS "MY LUCKY STAR"! RYAN REYNOLDS IN "BATTLE FOR BONNEVILLE"! JOE WRIGHT HELMING "THE SECRET LIFE OF HOUDINI"

According to "The Wrap" scandal loving Chinese star Ziyi Zhang will star in the sequel to her 2009 blockbuster SOPHIE'S REVENGE which followed two ex-lovers working together to win back their lost loves. The interesting
 thing is that the sequel, titled MY LUCKY STAR will be directed by Dennie Gordon who will be the first American filmmaker to helm a feature for the Chinese market. The comedic adventure will be set all over the globe, with featured locations including Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau. As I've reported before Ziyi will also star in THE GREAT WALL a period adventure depicting a mystery centered around the construction of the Great Wall of China. Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker are leading the cast. Later this December in China she will have the premiere of action epic THE GRANDMASTERS, the story of martial arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. She was also supposed to play a live action MULAN in Jan De Bont's historical film, but that one is on hold.

HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
Beside starring in crazy film THE VOICES and preparing to become the new HIGH- LANDER, Blake Lively's new hubs Ryan Reynolds will also take part in BATTLE FOR BONNE- VILLE. John Favreau directs this high speed drama based on the true story of half brothers Art Arfons and Walt Afrons who used to be fierce rivals on the race track, before teaming up to break the land speed record three times, using a jet-powered race car. Meanwhile ATONEMENT's and ANNA KARENINA's Joe Wright might helm THE SECRET LIFE OF HOUDINI. According to "MovieWeb" the project is based on the book written by William Kalush and Larry Sloman, which claims that world famous magician Harry Houdini also lead a double life as a British spy. Wonder if he'll put his talentless pet actress Keira Knightley in the Houdini role :) 
BACK TO 1942 TRAILER
And I have a deeply moving trailer for you today: it is the trailer for touching historical drama BACK TO 1942 with Oscar winner Adrien 
Brody, Chinese actress Fan Xu and Tim Robbins. The story of this sweeping war saga is set in the period of a deadly drought in 1942 which
took a dramatic toll on central China's Henan province during the war against Japan. Adrien Brody's and Tim Robbins' characters in the
film, an American journalist and a Catholic priest, are trying to deal with famine, warfare and the depths of human suffering. This $33 million
Chinese epic film should hit cinemas in November. The story of the movie is actually based on a true story depicted in a novel by Zhenyun Liu.

26 comments:

  1. Adrien Brody's best roles seem to involve the suffering of World War II.

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  2. Ziyi Zhang... my, my.... what big eyes you have! I know you don't see her eyes, how about this... you sure are purty! thanks for the update!

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    1. I took special care in chossing Ziyi's pic since I know my boys have refined taste :)

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  3. I like the sound of that Houdini project. I wonder if it was true that he was a spy? Never heard that before.

    The Back to 1942 clip was pretty good.

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    1. well, if me can be a spy, everyone can :)

      I liked the trailer too, it's my fave genre - deeply moving epic drama based on historical events with stunning performances.

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  4. I am always a sucker for your posts that have Ryan Reynolds involved! :)

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  5. I have been especially disappointed with Ryan Reynolds since I saw The Green Lantern. I sincerely hope he redeems himself!

    Back to 1942 looks so sad and absolutely amazing. I must see!

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    1. He sometimes have strange movie choices, I remember watching him in some kind of creepy horror in which he played a psycho, and it just wasn't him....

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    1. indeed she is, but I think it is mostly because she is exotic to people. A girl with the same look in the West probably wouldn't be a star. :(

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  7. They're making a new Highlander? Looks like I need to watch the original then.

    Also, isn't Reynold's also Captain America?

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    1. nope, that was Chris Evans, Demian :)

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  8. Love the trailer. It looks amazing. Can't wait for Ziyi's projects. Is she really scandalous?

    The Grandmasters is going to be awesome. I am a huge Bruce Lee fan and a film about his teacher has me hooked already.

    I answered your Hershel question on my blog. ;)

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    1. She is :( She was involved in some scandal about stealing money which was supposed to be for charity, and then she also had some scandalous pics from the beach... as far as I've heard people in China mostly don't like her.

      Will pop over immediately :)

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  9. Back to 1942 looks very good

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  10. Ziyi gets more beautiful with age it seems.

    Scare Me! Blogfest

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    1. I think it is an older pic, but I'm not sure :)

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  11. The last time Brody starred in a war drama he got an Oscar, wasn't he? BACK TO 1942 looks heartbreaking Dezzy. But my mind keeps thinking how lucky Ziyi Zhang to be starring with hunky Henry and Ben in The Great Wall! ;-)

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    1. the only problem is that the film with Henrylicious has been put on hold for now :( Hope it won't die in the darkness of someone's drawer :(

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  12. Brody returns to WWII era! I actually look forward to seeing it (not a Adrien Brody fan). Thanks for sharing the trailer. I hadn't seen it yet.

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    1. It should be a great and touching story. I always love watching Asian set war dramas since they're often very educational.

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    2. true. they are. I still have yet to see Flowers of War. did you?

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    3. I did, but I lost all respect for Bale after that horrid and morbid dark saga... so I didn't enjoy FLOWERS so much. I did like Jonathan Rhys Meyers CHILDREN OF HUANG SHI.

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