Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON" GETS "SILVER VASE, IRON KNIGHT" SEQUEL! "ROBOTECH" LIVE ACTION MOVIE! UNUSUAL TRAILER FOR MICHEL GONDRY'S "MOON INDIGO" WITH AUDREY TAUTOU!

And after our Sunday spotlight on upcoming Asian epics, here are some more movie news from Asia: "Deadline" reported last week that one of the most famous Asian epics CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON is getting a sequel! With the production scheduled to start this May, the film will be helmed by Ronny Yu which is a rather strange choice since he is known for gorry horrors such as BRIDE OF CHUCKY and FREDDY VS JASON, but he did direct Jet Li's FEARLESS too!  The story of the sequel will be based on SILVER VASE, IRON KNIGHT, the fifth book in Wang Du Lu's Crane Iron
pentalogy which revolves around the Yu Shu Lien character which was portrayed by Michelle Yeoh in the original movie directed by Ang Lee! And Asian anime ROBOTECH will also get a live action film adaptation since Warner Bros. has hired Nic Mathie to helm the project. As "THR" reports, the story is set in a future where humans have developed massive robots from a downed alien spacecraft on a South Pacific isle. Humanity is forced to battle waves of unrelenting invaders, while the fate of the planet has been put into the hands of two young pilots.

MOON INDIGO TRAILER
Are you up for something strange and unusual today? If yes, than I have the first trailer for bizarre French drama MOON INDIGO which will open up in French cinemas this April directed by Michel Gondry (can't say that I 
personally like his work since he directed THE GREEN HORNET and wrote ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND)! In a world where you can travel around on a pink cloud or literally be swept off an ice-skating rink into a hole, Colin (Romain Duris), a wealthy young man and inventor of the cocktail-mixing piano, wants to fall in love. With the help of his cook Nicolas and best friend Chick, he meets Chloe (Audrey Tautou), the incarnation of a Duke Ellington tune. But soon after their wedding, Chloe falls ill. She has a water lily growing in her chest. Ruined by medical expenses, Colin resorts to increasingly desperate methods to save his beloved's life!

42 comments:

  1. Hey Dezmond. Hope your day finds you well. I am home resting and just finished watching a Chick Flick. The two pups were snuggled neck to me and I'm headed back out for another.

    Hope your day is grand.

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    1. which chick flick? I've watched SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN yesterday, it is also very romantic, and officially my favourite movie of 2012! A true delight and a tear inducing flick.... which we love....

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    2. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and then later, Failure to Launch. They were both just fair - thought they missed the funny boat on the second movie. Especially given the cast.

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    3. methinks, you're a fan of McConaughey :)

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  2. Hi Dezzy ~ Hope you are fine.

    Thanks for the updates and will check out the trailer in a bit ~ I like the words Moon Indigo, can be a title for my poem..he..he...I am still watching out for the trailer here of Upside Down...Will let you know if I get to watch it.

    Take care ~

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    1. it really could, I think you will like the film since it is very poetic :)

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    2. That was a really unusual trailer...like a fairy tale ..he..he...

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  3. A water lily growing in her chest???? I would prefer an orchid.

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    1. and me a white peony so that I would smell divine when I open my mouth :)

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  4. Hi Dezzy
    Oh, I love the idea and thoughts that arrive when I see the Moon Indigo preview! I love Audrey's work-she is a delight! Thank you Dezzy for these happy thoughts on a gloomy Monday!
    Hope you are doing well~ :D

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    1. we do love the title, isn't it poetic and creative?

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  5. I didn't really think it needed a sequel.

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    1. we could use it, since it was a beautiful film, and we don't get much beauty in today's films

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  6. Again some movies to look forward at!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  7. Awww :) Moon Indigo looks like a sweet, quirky tale. Love the music.

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  8. That was surreal! I don't know if it's a hit or a miss. It could be thought provoking, artistic and interesting or it could be just an overindulgent attempt at being an "art film"

    The Hubby and I loved Crouching Tiger and bought it on DVD to keep in our collection. So, yes, I'm looking forward to Silver Vase.

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    1. Did you and hubs also watch THE HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS and THE CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER? The second one is my fave Asian flick, it is all in golden and purple colours, absolutely stunning, and has amazing Gong Li in the lead role.

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  9. I enjoyed "Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger" but was a bit nonplussed by the special effects. WTF?

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    1. yes, that film was based on special effects

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  10. I loved Crouching Tiger and Eternal Sunshine - but not so much the Green Hornet. I shall adopt a wait and see attitude, I think.

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  11. I am a big fan of Audrey Tautou. I went through a stage on Netflix where I watched all of her movies. She's very adorable, but she does make off-beat films sometimes. Remember Amelie?

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    1. people are usually surprised,but I'm one of the people who didn't like Amelie :) I did appriciate the idea and the positive vibe and all that, but I thought the director ruined the good material and the good idea and in the end the film was kinda of a mess and a great opportunity missed. The same goes for her A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT.

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  12. Ronny Yu's previous work in Hong Kong's actually similar to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon's genre, I don't know why when he came over to the States here, he made so many crappy films. He's not as talented as Ang Lee but he's a good fit for this sequel.

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    1. Hope he will use the given chance in a good way and make a nice film.

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  13. Mood Indigo looks like a trippy, sweet, poignant film. I love Audrey so I will most definitely see it.

    A Crouching Tiger sequel without Ang Lee seems silly. This guy they've got directing better find some vision or he will have a lot to answer for. His resume pretty much sucks.

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    1. I was shocked too, where did they find him?

      And how did my penguins end up in that museum, Melsy? So very strange :) What kind of exhibition was it?

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    2. The penguins are part of a hall of optical illusion exhibits. They were so cute I could not resist. :)

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    3. lovely :) Too bad they didn't have coons too!

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  14. I like strange and unusual.

    I've been meaning to watching Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It received so many accolades and it looks stunning.

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    1. it really was stunning back in the time. You should watch it.

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  15. Interested to see how well the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel will do. I still need to watch it though...

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    1. ah, yes, I remember you saying that you don't like Asian epic films, unlike your parents.

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  16. An interesting array today. And, I'm behind on blog reading :(

    .....dhole

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    1. it's been a terribly poor week in movie news, so I have to come up with all kinds of things, Donnzie :)

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  17. CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON the tree actors on the poster is very great actors of asian movie , i like Chow Yun-fat .

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    1. he had a number of interesting roles.

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  18. do i dare say... about time, or omg... really a sequel...

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