March 29, 2006


A few new Hong Kong movies have crept into production while no one was watching and Screendaily carries the full updates. The first is EYE IN THE SKY, the new Milkyway movie and the directorial debut of Yau Nai-hoi, the writer of almost 20 Milkyway Image films. Slated to be released in August 2006 and starring the ELECTION team of Simon Yam and Tony Leung Kar-fai, there's little to no info about the script except that it's a thriller set in the CIB.

Canadian poker player Eve NgThere's two Pang Brothers movies in pre-production, DEATH OF FOREST and DIARY, both of which are horror movies. ZEN DRUMMERS is also in pre-production and it's a musical gangster flick starring Anthony Wong. Also, the Chow Yun-fat/Ann Hui film, POSTMODERN LIFE OF MY AUNT, is listed in post-production but has no release date yet.

My favorite movie, however, has to be JESSICA CAUGHT ON TAPE starring Anthony Wong (as usual). The plot?

Jessica, a young and beautiful Eurasian girl from France, arrives in Hong Kong with dreams of becoming a movie star. But the Hong Kong film industry proves unforgiving as we witness the brutal destruction of Jessica’s dreams through her fast-paced voyeuristic video diary.

I get the feeling that Evelyn Ng, the Canadian poker player, is going to be playing Jessica, the French sacrificial lamb. I guess the reason I like this so much is that I think of myself as Jessica, and Kaiju Shakedown as our very own fast-paced voyeuristic video diary.

March 29, 2006 at 07:44 AM in News | Permalink


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Um... what's the CIB? Me dumb.

These all sound more or less tantalizing. The Chow/Hui one sounds particularly happy; first I've heard of it. Is he going to be splitting H'wood and Hong Kong now, the way Jackie and some others do? That would be nice. I miss him, and I don't know that Tinseltown is ever going to really use him properly.

Posted by: Michael Wells | Mar 29, 2006 12:36:05 PM

You know, I'm actually quite heartened that the HK film industry still has the strength in it to unforgivingly destroy a beautiful Eurasian girl's dreams. It's got to be a good sign?

Posted by: Bunta Sugawara | Mar 30, 2006 3:43:07 AM

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