August 12, 2005


Those wily folks at the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (that's HAF to you) are financing more upcoming projects than you can shake a stick at.

Wilson Yip, hot off his jaw-shattering Sammo Hung/Donnie Yen/Wu Jing action flick, SHA PO LANG, (to be released in November 2005) is doing a US$5 million martial arts movie, DRAGON TIGER GATE. It's an adaptation of a Hong Kong comic book from the 70's about three righteous brothers.

McDull is Hong Kong's lovable piglet, and his animated movies (two released, and a third one on the way) are classics. McDull number 4, MCDULL, THE ALUMNI, spends half its time animated hanging out with McDull's kindergarten class while they fantasize about what they're going to do when they grow up (be a capuccino foam blower, a chicken liver chopping expert). The other half of the movie is live action and depicts what actually happens to them when they do grow up. Expect toddlers to blow their brains out after watching this.

Barbara Wong is shooting THE MARRIAGE CELEBRANT in Vancouver, with Tony Leung Kar-fai, Karena Lam and Daniel Wu (who is mandated by law to appear in every single Hong Kong movie). The flick is about a chick who performs weddings.

The director of the Thai film BEAUTIFUL BOXER, Ekachai Uekrongtham, is working on THE COFFIN, a near-death-experience horror movie.

The director of the Japanese film GO and Shunji Iwai's one-time assistant director, Yukisada Isao, is shooting a juvenile delinquent flick, INNOCENT SIN.

August 12, 2005 at 02:05 PM in News | Permalink


I'm curious now-Relatively speaking, how much (for a HK budget) is US$5 Million? I admit I see something like back when Casshern came out and I say "Hey! They must have broke the bank on that!" Then you find out they spent almost 20 Million US......Roughly half the budget of the last headache provoking indie film I saw...

Posted by: FiveVenoms | Aug 12, 2005 4:38:14 PM

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