July 5th, 2010


'City under Siege' throws out first trailer


Hong Kong director Benny Chan has released the first trailer of his latest film "City under Siege", which features Aaron Kwok, Shu Qi and Zhang Jingchu, Sina.com.cn reports.

The trailer has revealed splendid visual effects and many innovative ideas. The explosion scenes, which usually dominate Benny Chan's films, will take the audience's breath away in this film by blowing up more than 30 different vehicles including cars, trucks and even buses. The budget for explosions has been added up to more than 70 million yuan (US$10 million).

Singer-actor Aaron Kwok acts as a clown who accidentally breathes poison gas and changes into a super-powered mutant. The film involves a series of action plots. However, Kwok refused to use stuntmen. Shu Qi plays a selfish bad girl who takes advantages of Kwok to fulfill her goal but finally falls in love with him.

The film is scheduled for release on August 6.


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'Amazing'! Basketball Film Begins Shooting This Fall

The upcoming basketball film "Amazing" will be produced by the Shanghai Film Group Corporation (SFGC) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) and will begin shooting this August, the Oriental Morning Post reports.

NBA commissioner David Stern came up with the name for the film, and invited Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, and Chinese players Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian to star in the film.

Michael Jordan, who is the most influential basketball star among Chinese fans, might also appear in the film.

It has been reported these famous players will take advantage of the off-season to showcase their superb skills for fans and audiences alike.

Meanwhile, a handful of Asian actors will get the chance to play with those great players for the project. Actors who may appear in the film include Jay Chou, Daniel Wu, Wu Chun, Peter Ho, Han Geng, Huang Xiaoming, Shawn Yue, Ethan Ruan, Mark Chao and Nicholas Tse.

As this year's most anticipated SFGC production, the company's president Ren Zhonglun first spoke with commissioner Stern about the film last October, and both quickly reached an agreement to make the film.


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Li Bingbing Appointed United Nations Environment Program Ambassador

Li Bingbing's recent photoshoot with a baby tiger as a World Wildlife Fund spokesperson

During the opening ceremony of an environmental protection exhibit at the Shanghai Expo, actress Li Bingbing was formally appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), making her the first celebrity in Asia and fifth celebrity worldwide to receive such a distinction.

When asked why Li Bingbing was picked as a Goodwill Ambassador, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said, “We paid much attention to and thoroughly investigated Miss Li Bingbing’s contributions to environmental protection both in China and internationally. When we got in touch with her, we could really feel her passion for and persistence in pursuing environmental protection. Among all the Asian actors we have been in touch with, it can be said that she is the most systematic and most able to carry things out.”

Li Bingbing expressed her thanks to three different groups: “the two billion people who participated with me for Earth Hour — it is you who give me confidence and courage; the people who participated in the ‘Million Forest’ project — it is you who make the Earth a shade greener; the friends and teams who have supported me — it is you who gave me a reason to achieve greater dreams. I believe that in the future, there will be more people who will work together with us!”

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, director of the environmental film HOME, was also present at the event; when asked if he would be working with Asian actors, he looked at Li Bingbing and smiled, saying, “I’m very honored to have seen Miss Li Bingbing do so many things relevant to environmental protection. I plan to film another environmental movie in November and hope to invite Miss Li Bingbing to participate.”

According to reports, after the event Li Bingbing rushed to New York in order to record the dubbing for her part in the Hollywood movie Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Her co-stars Hugh Jackman and Korean actress Jun Ji-hyun will also be doing their recording during this time. Li Bingbing will be in America for a month.

Sources: cfensi, sina