May 11th, 2012


Bona's Flying Swords of Dragon Gate to Be Released in IMAX® Theatres Across North America

LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- IMAX Corporation IMAX -0.67% CA:IMX -0.13% , in partnership with Indomina Releasing (Indomina), today announced the release of Bona Film Group's BONA -1.22% blockbuster Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, starring Jet Li, for an exclusive, limited engagement across North America in September in the immersive IMAX® 3D format.

Acquired for North American release by Indomina, the motion picture distribution arm of The Indomina Group, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate is the first Chinese-language film to be released in the IMAX® 3D format and the fourth-highest grossing Chinese-language film of all time.

"We're delighted to be working again with Bona and Tsui Hark and to release their newest film, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate," said Indomina Group Vice Chairman and CEO, Jasbinder Singh Mann. "It's an ideal fit for Indomina - just as IMAX is the ideal movie-going experience for the film. Audiences are in for a real treat when they see this Chinese martial arts masterpiece on the IMAX screen."

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Are Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan getting married soon?

Rumour has it that multi-hyphenate Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan, his rumoured girlfriend who is 15 years his junior, will be getting hitched in Guam next month.

The limelight has been on the couple since rumours of the pair dating each other surfaced last year, although they had denied the speculations.

Recently, someone, who claimed to be a friend of Jay's mother, shared that the duo are going to tie the knot in Guam. However, another tip claimed that Jay and Hannah will get engaged in Guam instead, and relatives had already received invitations to the event.

The speculations tied in with the 33-year-old's confession in an earlier interview that he wished to get married before he turns 35.

The friend of Jay's mother also let on that the soft-spoken Hannah listens to Jay's mother, who shares interesting snippets of her life and good food with the 19-year-old. Hannah's affinity with Jay's mother is said to be a plus point for Jay, who is known to be a filial son.

Responding to the absurd rumour, Jay denied, saying that "there's no such thing", while Hannah claimed that it is a groundless rumour.

Jay's management had also shared that the singer's schedule for the next month is too packed for anything else, revealing that the 33-year-old will be filming the sequel to movie Secret in June.



Vincent Zhao casted for Ip Man TV series

The TV series for Ip Man, helmed by director Fan Xiaotian, is rumoured to have casted Chinese actor Vincent Zhao as the show's male lead.

Addressing the press on Wednesday, Director Fan shared that conceptualization for the TV series started two years ago. He added that they have officially invited the 40-year-old Chinese actor to join the cast and there is a high chance that Vincent will take up the role offered.

The director let on that the series has yet to cast its female lead, adding that they might "choose a female idol star" for the role.

The movie version of Ip Man and its sequel featured Donnie Yen as the lead. Previously, Donnie fell out with Vincent on the set of action movie Special Identity and several celebrities, including Shu Qi who was forced to shut down her microblog by Vincent's fans after voicing her support for Donnie.