Manhunt (追捕) is an upcoming thriller movie that is directed by John Woo as a way to commemorate late Japanese actor Ken Takakura, who starred in the original in 1976, which was also based on Japanese novel Kimi yo Fundo no Kawa o Watare by Juko Nishimura. The new remake follows the same story setup with Zhang Han Yu as a prosecutor who is framed for robbery and multiple murders and on the run. He’s chased by Japanese actor Masaharu Fukuyama, who plays a detective. Female cast includes Qi Wei and Korean actress Ha Ji Won. Plenty of reasons to catch this one!
William Chan‘s foray in films takes him into the beautiful grassland as he plays the conqueror and founder of the Mongol Empire by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia in the movie Genghis Khan (战神纪) alongside Jelly Lin Yun and Hu Jun. First teaser and some stills after the jump!
A remake of the old classic franchise movie series starring Chow Yun Fat (!!), the new story still centers on the theme of brotherhood and drug-dealing with its three male figures in Nick Wang Kai, Ma Tian Yu and Darren Wang (absent from press conference).
Movie Animal World (动物世界) is based on a Japanese manga series about the art of gambling called Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji, aka Ultimate Survivor Kaiji written by Nobuyuki Fukumoto. The storyline reminds me of Liar Game! Any fans? Good? There will be a lot of local and international stars including possible big bad played by Michael Douglas.
Saw pictures of the cast of Feng Xiao Gang‘s movie, Youth (芳华), crying their eyes out at the press conference and I thought someone was injured. Turns out the coming-of-age movie about the military art troupe is delayed and won’t be premiering during the national weekend next week, as anticipated by movie goers, who found out they couldn’t book tickets. The production and director did not give an official explanation but many theories have been mentioned. 1) Sensitive subject (the Sino-Vietnam war) 2) movie’s final script is different than the submitted version calling for changes 3) Fierce competition for national holidays weekend with a total release of 10 different films.