Wednesday, December 12, 2012

LAVISH TRAILER FOR JET LI'S "THE SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE" EPIC FANTASY! NEW SF SHOWS "HORIZON" & "HUMAN ERROR"! "TIPPING POINT" & "DOG STARS" SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES

According to "The Hollywood Reporter" USA Network has hired THE WALKING DEAD's Gale Anne Hurd to produce an unusual sf show. Titled HORIZON it will be set during the height of World War II and will centre on a secretary at the FBI who discovers that her husband might have been killed in a battle with a spaceship in the South Pacific. Obsessed with learning the truth, she becomes the only person standing between Earth and an alien invasion!
Meanwhile, STARZ is continuing with the development of their own scripted shows (they're preparing historical epics DA VINCI'S DEMONS, BLACK SAILS and THE WHITE QUEEN, alongside sf INCURSION) with new futuristic cop show: HUMAN ERROR will be set in the near future where artificial humans known as “synthetics" are being phased into the civilian sector. A veteran human detective is paired with one such synth and is tasked with a seemingly simple case that ultimately leads to a larger conspiracy.
HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
Since futuristic projects are trendy right now, Relativity Media is preparing TIPPING POINT a tense, riveting sci-fi thriller that paints an ominous picture of the world 100 years into the future. With the world's population approaching 10 billion, the penalty for having children without a
license is death - no questions, no excuses, and no mercy. Ruthless Population Control Officer Solomon Cage lives only for his job, until the day he discovers two fugitives he's been pursuing are the love of his life who mysteriously disappeared years ago and the 12-year-old son he never knew he had.  Yet another post apocalyptic project to hit the big screens will be a movie adaptation of DOG STARS, a novel by Peter Heller (named one of the best ones this year by Amazon) which is set years after a flu virus has taken most of mankind off the map and centres on a man who lives in the hangar of an abandoned airport with his dog. When he hears a radio transmission, he sets out, finding that things are both better and worse out there.

SORCERER & WHITE SNAKE
I have a gorgeous trailer for you today. I introduced you to fantasy epic THE SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE back in 2011 when it was released in China, but it hits cinemas in USA next February and you can check out beautiful new clip for it. With stunning and breathtaking CGI and mesmerizing visuals, with tones of memorable scenes and wonderful colours, this fantasy film, helmed by action director Ching Siu-Tung, is based on an old Chinese legend about a herbalist who falls in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake
disguised as a woman. Jet Li stars as a sorcerer who discovers her true identity and battles to save the man’s soul. The film also stars Shengyi Huang as the White Snake, Raymond Lam and Charlene Choi as
the Green Snake. Jet Li said that he accepted the role after being convinced that he won't have a lot of action scenes, but it proved
otherwise: it was his most tiring role to date because he had to hold back every punch against his opponents (mostly women with no martial art background) while they went all out on him.

34 comments:

  1. THE SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE... looks awesome.. those creepy cyborgs will be stuck in my head all day... thank you.

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    1. At least one of those two cyborgs will give you a certain pleasure, I'm sure :)

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    2. zoinks... shaggy, you are making it all kinds of wrong...

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  2. Wow, you went very futuristic and strange in this post. Lots of interesting projects coming up, but I think I'm going to put The Dog Stars on my reading list. Looks good.

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    1. it's an extremely dry week :( only a few big trailers and no news :(
      Glad I gave you a new book to read :)

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  3. Hmmm... my husband might just change his mind about snakes after all! Those cyborgs are disturbing - he looks like those drawings you see of cows all divvied up into cuts of meat :)

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    1. now, there's a way to show your hubs that snakes aren't all that dangerous :) Or maybe they are ....

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  4. The pictures for Cyborg are very creepy but I think because I feel like it's something that can be true in the not to distant future! Bwwaahhaaa!

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    1. See, you're just trying to make me freak out the rest of the day, Dezzy. Staring at the half naked people around town! I mean, never mind, we don't have half naked people where I live! =PP

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    2. methinks we should move to places where they have them. Miami maybe? :)

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    3. we can probably cover both places :)

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  5. The Sorcerer certainly looks lavish and awesome. Looking forward to that one.

    I like the sound of tipping point and Dog Stars. Both intrigue me.

    The female cyborg pic looks painful, lol.

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    1. I'm sure cyborgs feel no pain, at least Data the Android says so :)
      I do love love love the visual aspect of Jet Li's new epic!

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  6. Those cyborgs look creepy strange and the whole show sounds like a rip off of Blade Runner. But, I loved BR so I will most certainly tune in. ;)

    Love the sound of the apocalyptic films, though why can't it ever be a woman alone against the decimated world, I will never know.

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    1. yep, you're not the first one to notice the similarity with some older projects :)

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  7. I like the futuristic movies and so Dog Stars and Tipping Point sound like great movies.

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  8. The Sorcerer and the White Snake is going to end up in my video collection. The visuals are stunning, the colours are so vivid and the story unique for a western audience. I love it when you give us the Asian films darling.

    Those cyborgs are quite creepy, but it's an original looking style. So for me the art is interesting.

    Sorry I'm late darling, I've a bugger of a cold and have been down most of the day.

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    1. I try to post Asian flicks often, but they;'re not easy to find since most big film sites don't mention them :(

      Sorry to hear about your cold :( Your immune system is probably a bit down due to surgery :( Take care of yourself, darling.
      I also had a bad day since I had to call a plumber to replace a water-tank for my toilet :(

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    2. Plumbers are so expensive and so are all the parts. It's always something isn't it.

      The thing has gotten into my chest and I'm running a fever so I'm going to put on the humidifier and sack out. I'll be back tonight.

      Kitty Fang says thank you for the kittens and the oranges darling :)

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    3. he was here whole morning I didn't even managed to cook lunch :( And I had to pay him even though someone else broke the watertank :(

      Have you see a doctor, Annzie? Don't let it grow into something bigger now that your body is weaker after the surgery :(

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  9. Stunning trailer.

    I don't read or watch a lot of sci-fi, but sometimes the sci-fi mood hits me. It's good to know I'll have things to watch.

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    1. always here to give you possibilities, Medeia :)

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  10. white snake looks pretty cool

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  11. Those cyborgs are freaky.

    ......dhole

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    1. that seems to be the general opinion today :)

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  12. Dezzy - the cyborgs are....*shivers*. The Sorcerer and the White Snake looks good. I'm such a fan of these types of movies though. Weird. Cool. Beautifully choreographed fight scenes. =)

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    1. and they're terribly inspiring with all those stunning visuals and lavish sets and scenes :)

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    1. we're always looking for new horizons, lol

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