August 03, 2006


A sharp-eyed reader writes in to let us know that Tsui Hark has wrapped his section of IRON TRIANGLE and is sitting around twiddling his thumbs and waiting for Ringo Lam to start shooting his piece. The bad news is that it looks like the international title will be JIGSAW rather than the catchier IRON TRIANGLE.

This piece in The Hindu makes a couple of interesting points:

- the plot is described as being about "...a women fearful of her husband's violent tendencies."

- the actors don't know what's going on. Kelly Lin says, "
Lam [Ka-tung] should be a police officer, I'm guessing," and Lam says the actors are having to riddle out the story and their characters from minimal information.

- Tsui Hark wears velcro shoes.

August 3, 2006 at 02:35 PM in News | Permalink


Isn't that really, really quick? I thought they started a few weeks ago

Posted by: quadshock | Aug 3, 2006 5:48:27 PM

Yeah - that's HK filmmaking - like "drive-thru filmmaking" - only the servers are old men - And in Tsui Hark's case, he's been serving one too many flat sodas lately. I hope this latest chicken nugget is edible. I know - the analogy sucks - whathehell.

Is it just me or is the state of movies (all movies) these days just don't have the "pull and excitement" of before. Like no one is taking any risks, and are just making horror movies. Also, there are no new "sensations", like a Tarantino, or a Brad Pitt break-through role in Thelma and Louise, or a Julia Roberts break-through role in Pretty Woman to make a new "Super-Star" - are there no more super-stars to be born? Brandon Routh didn't become the next Super-Star even for his Superman debut. In Hong Kong, the state of super-star progeny is even worse, the only stars are the ones that have been there forever - like, Andy Lau, Jacky Chan, Jet Li, Tony Leung, etc... but there is no new super-star. The closest thing to a sensation is Tony Jaa, and the Korean Halyu wave is doing ok, but we talking international. Is it possible that the bootleg DVD's and online rip-offs have forced the studios to play it safe to the point of paranoia? Maybe it's just me.

Posted by: razz | Aug 3, 2006 8:02:42 PM

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