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Postby dleedlee » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:38 pm

"Shinjuku Incident" to open HKIFF
http://varietyasiaonline.com/content/view/7775/1/

Astro Boy
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/f/2009-01-04/09512326836.shtml (more)

'Red Cliff' Sequel Premieres
http://english.cri.cn/6666/2009/01/05/1261s439463.htm
Jackie Chan and Zhao Wei
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/p/2009-01-05 ... 8419.shtml

Karena Lam "Snoops" Hong Kong Film Awards
"Claustrophobia" is set for official release on Feb 12
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/cna/20090105/t ... bb342.html
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Karena-L ... 15121.html

All's Well End's Well 2009
Sandra Ng
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2009-01-05/10542328470.shtml

'The Chaser' Is a Superb Thriller
http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview ... 7&rel_no=1


'The Good, the Bad, the Weird'
Kim Ji-woon's slickly made 'Manchurian western' hobbles a bit
http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview ... &back_url=

Queens and kings of the silver screen
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?i ... pe=Feature

Zhang Ziyi and Vivi vacation at St. Bart's
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/m/p/2009-01-05 ... 9038.shtml (more)

Huang Shengyi readies for Spring Festival with new EP
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/m/p/2009-01-05 ... 7965.shtml

Lin Chiling & Rainie Yang's relations with Mainland China gradually thawing
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Lin-Chil ... 14851.html

Lisa S made a proposal ring for Daniel Wu
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Lisa-S-m ... 14894.html

Pastor confirms Vivian Chow and Joe Nieh married in private ceremony
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/p/2009-01-05 ... 9268.shtml

Edison Chen narrowly beaten by Barack Obama for "Person of the Year 2008"
http://shanghaiist.com/2009/01/05/ediso ... n_of_1.php

Fan Bingbing and Richie Ren mobbed at real estate development promo in Hunan
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/m/p/2009-01-05 ... 8087.shtml

Friend says, Ai Iijima running high fever before death
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/cna/20090105/t ... bb342.html

Jade Solid Gold (JSG) Awards photos
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/showbiz/20 ... 363979.htm
Joey Yung at JSG, Erica Yuen felt the results were unfair
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Joey-Yun ... 14992.html
Eason Chan Denies Being Upset Over Loss to Leo Ku
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Eason-Ch ... 14949.html
Wong Cho Lam not winning an award proves TVB is fair
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Wong-Cho ... 14919.html

11 nabbed in huge Chinese anti-piracy bust
http://varietyasiaonline.com/content/view/7773/53/

A Matter Of Taste Or Tastelessness
Hong Kong newspapers used different photographs and illustrations to cover the same traffic accident.
http://www.zonaeuropa.com/20090104_1.htm

4-Year-Old Found Dismembered in Fridge of Man Who Reportedly Called Human Flesh 'Delicious'
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,475964,00.html

Happiness was a year called 2008
http://www.blackandwhitecat.org/2009/01 ... lled-2008/
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Postby dleedlee » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:12 pm

'Detective Dee' puts Tsui Hark, Andy Lau on case
Thriller from Huayi Brothers was penned by Chen Kuofu

BANGKOK -- Tsui Hark will direct Andy Lau in the period martial arts suspense thriller "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame" in Hong Kong and China beginning in May, production company Huayi Brothers said.

With a $13 million budget, a script by Chen Kuofu and production by Chen, Tsui's wife and partner Nansun Shi and former Columbia and Emperor executive Peggy Lee, Tsui and Huayi will bring to life an imagined case solved by a real Tang Dynasty detective.

When the mysterious deaths of a series of loyal subjects threaten to delay the 690 A.D. inauguration of Empress Wu, China's only female leader, she calls the infamous Detective Dee (Lau) back from an exile into which she cast him eight years earlier.


"They had such an interesting relationship of hatred, love and passion," said Tsui, who is focused on finding the perfect empress to play opposite Lau ("Infernal Affairs"). "She was the sole one, the first and last empress in China, who claimed to be very iron-fisted, using all these cruel methods in handling her politics. At the same time she was very smart, using all the intelligent people she selected for her cabinet."

Dee accepts the challenge and partners with gung-ho Commander Bei and the Ghost Doctor, a master of disguise, to solve the crimes. Tsui has not yet chosen actors to play the rest of the historical figures who will follow him on his shoot from Hong Kong and Beijing to Hangzhou and Henan.

After years of planning and scheduling delays around the Beijing Olympics, Huayi got a shooting permit from the Film Bureau in October. The company hopes to finish the film in time for a summer 2010 release in Asia.

Felice Bee, head of international sales, said Huayi and Tsui chose to call Lau's character a detective, rather than a judge -- a title closer to the historical record -- to avoid confusion with a popular series of Judge Dee books based on Tang Dynasty court sleuth Di Renjie by Dutch diplomat and novelist Robert van Gulik.

"We want this movie to be fun, not to give people too much of a history lesson," Bee said.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/con ... 4183?imw=Y

Really looking forward to this. I still have my set of Judge Dee novels from the '80s.
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