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Vicki Zhao - Mulan

20 October 2009 - 07:23 PM

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Another big screen adaptation of the Hua Mulan story is coming, and director Jingle Ma has cast Zhao Wei, aka Vicky Zhao, in the title role. Twitch directed me to the original story at CriEnglish. Zhao is not only an actress but also a pop singer, as appears to be the norm in Asia. Zhao even postponed her graduation from pursuing a master’s degree in directing because she wants to focus on this film. She said that playing the lead role in Mulan is the most important thing to her this year because it will have a great influence on her career.

In essence, the story tells of a young girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to take her ailing father’s place in the army. Most tellings then have her caught in a romantic situation complicated somewhat by her subterfuge. There’s no longer any record of whether the story is a history or an allegory, but it’s great drama in either case.

I’m rather fond of the Disney film. I recall that, in particular, the sequence in which Mulan commits to her decision in the middle of the night is very, very good storytelling. I’ve never seen a line action version of the story however, despite there being several. There’s no doubt that it doesn’t need the added Disney florishes to be compelling and will make for a great film even without grasshopper companions and wisecracking dragons.

Other casting on the film will include Xu Jiao as the young Mulan (last seen in drag as the little boy lead in Stephen Chow’s wonderful and undervalued CJ7) and Chen Kun (actor-come-singer, wouldn’t you know it) as Mulan’s would be lover/fellow soldier. See the director and his three stars announcing the project in the image at the header of the story.

Zhao’s best known work in the West is likely Shaolin Soccer, though So Close and John Woo’s Red Cliff are probably well known to readers of /Film too. In China, it would go without saying, she’s a big star and even had the gig of re voicing Princess Fiona for Shrek 2 as well as being the recipient of a good handful of prestigious awards.

Large press conferences announcing the beginning of filming on large projects is rather common in China. I’d like to see more of this kind of thing here - did it last happen with Sherlock Holmes? I think so. It’s all some silly, fluffy fun, anyway and a lot more enjoyable than a blank tablet of text in Variety.

The movie was initially scheduled to be released December 8, 2009 but might be still subject to change.

source: slashfilm & asianmoviepulse


cant wait till this movie come out coz Vicki play in it... and finally can see she is fighting again in movie yay...
and this is the second time gonna see Vicki and Chen Kun play together after Painted Skin...

[REQ] My Dream English Translation

10 May 2009 - 05:27 AM

according to the title, can anyone share with me??? this is Save Your Last Dance For Me OST
thanks in advance ;) :D

Tohoshinki For Eco Live Sendai Vol. 4

08 February 2009 - 05:22 AM

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ECO LIVE SENDAI Vol. 4 will be there in February

“Eco-live”, KHB combines music and ecology. The event is aimed to be “fun, fun, yet serious”. Visitors will get an opportunity to get closer to environmental problem throughout the event and post-show viewers will be held.

Eco-live will be hosted by the popular charismatic young people’s self-proclaimed DJ: Eaves Bumpkin.

[Sponsor] 東日本放送KHB
[Sponsor] (tentative) Ministry of Environment, Sendai City, Miyagi
[Cast] LGYankees, TVXQ, HOME MADE Family
[Moderator] Eaves Bumpkin
[Date] 2009 February 28 (Sat) 17:00 open 18:00 pm
[Location] ZEPP SENDAI
Admission: Free
(Invited full-pairs from 250 pairs of applicants for a total 500 guests)

source: sharingyoochun
credit: Eco Live + asianfanatics


I wish i could go there...

Kim Bum,Sung Ho,Seungri in upcoming movie "71"

03 February 2009 - 07:37 AM

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According to soompi, the filmed is based on the accident in 1950 (Aug 10th).

The film is titled “71” and takes as its backdrop real events of the Korean war, in particular the August 10, 1950, incident at Pohang in north Gyeongsang province. Combat had broken out between several hundred soldiers from North Korea and 71 young student soldiers defending their homeland over a 12-hour period, which would later prove to be a pivotal moment marking a reversal in the war.

The casts are Kim Bum (Boys Over Flowers),Yoo Sung Ho and Seung Ri from Big Bang while the director is Jo Seung Hee

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©huangsy @soompi

Mnet ‘Super 100′ Idols

03 February 2009 - 07:24 AM

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1 - Big bang, Kwon Jiyong
2 - Wonder Girls, Sohee
3 - DBSK, Xiah junsu
4 - Big Bang, TOP
5 - DBSK, U-Know Yunho
6 - SS501, Kim Hyunjoong
7 - Fin.K.L, Lee Hyori
8 - SNSD, Taeyeon
9 - H.O.T, Jang Woohyuk
10 - DBSK, Micky Yoochun
11 - Big Bang, Daesung
12 - SES, Yoojin
13 - Shinhwa, Eric
14 - Wonder Girls, Sunye
15 - Big Bang, Taeyang
16 - DBSK, Hero Jaejoong
17 - 2PM, Nickhun
18 - Fin.K.L, Sung Yuri
19 - Shinee, Taemin
20 - Super Junior, Eunhyuk
21 - 2AM, Jokwon
22 - SNSD, Yoona
23 - G.O.D, Yoon Gyesang
24 - FT Island, Lee Hongki
25 - Sechs Kies, Eun Jiwon
26 - Dbsk, Changmin
27 - H.O.T., KangTa
28 - Wonder Girls, Sunmi
29 - SHINee Minho
30 - KARA, Han Seungyeon
31 - Bigbang, Seungri
32 - Super Junior, Heechul
33 - H.O.T., Tony An
34 - Shinhwa, Andy
35 - Se7en
36 - 2PM, Chansung
37 - Super Junior, Shindong
38 - SS501, Kim Kyujong
39 - Wonder Girls, Yoobin
40 - SNSD, Tiffany
41 - SHINee, Onew
42 - Super Junior KangIn
43 - Wonder Girls, Yeeun
44 - F.T.Island, Choi Jong Hun
45 - Sugar, Ayumi
46 - Shinhwa, Kim Dongwan
47 - Buzz, Min Kyunghoon
48 - CSJH, Stephanie
49 - Super Junior Siwon
50 - Sechs Kies, Go Ji-Yong
51 - Jung Jihoon (Rain)
52 - S.E.S, Bada
53 - 2PM, TaecYeon
54 - KARA, Goo HaRa
55 - Super Junior Sungmin
56 - SS501, Kim Hyung Joon
57 - 1TYM, Danny
58 - Super Junior Eeteuk
59 - SHINee, Jonghyun
60 - G.O.D, Son HoYoung
61 - SNSD, Seohyun
62 - Shinhwa, Junjin
63 - H.O.T., Moon Heejun
64 - Shinhwa, Shin Hyesung
65 - Click B, Oh, JongHyeok
66 - SNSD, Yuri
67 - Super Junior, Hangyeong
68 - Sechs Kies, Jang Suwon
69 - CSJH, Dana
70 - Super Junior, Kibeom
71 - FIN.K.L, Leejin
72 - Taesaja, Park Junsook
73 - NRG, Moon Seonghun
74 - Baby Vox, Kan Miyeon
75 - Click B, Kim Sanghyuk
76 - SS501, Heo Young Saeng
77 - FIN.K.L, Ok Juhyeon
78 - G.O.D, Denian
79 - Ttma, Soy
80 - 2PM Jaebeom
81 - SHINee, KEY
82 - Sugar, Park Sujin
83 - NRG, No Yumin
84 - 1TYM, Oh Jinhwan
85 - SNSD, Jessica
86 - Shinhwa, Lee Min Woo
87 - F.T.Island, Choi Minhwan
88 - Click B, Yoo Hosook
89 - Super Junior, Donghae
90 - Baby Vox, Shim EunJin
91 - Buzz, Son SungHee
92 - Supernova ,Geonil
93 - Taesaja, Kim hyungjun
94 - SNSD, Sooyoung
95 - Choi Changmin
96 - Milk, Seo Hyunjin
97 - Battle, Hwichan
98 - The TRAX, Jay Kim
99 -Sechs Kies, Kang Aunghoon
100 - Baby Vox Yoon Eunhye

source: Spectacle! Forum
credit: etbbong + daum + mnet + asianfanatics
translated by: sunmijjang

congrats to GD #1 :D
and wow.. Seo Hyunjin and Yoojin on the list... and of course my fave U-Know although he is #5