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2 Trailers for John Woo's War Romance Epic The Crossing

20 November 2014 11:14 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Two new trailers have been released for John Woo's upcoming 2-part epic war romance film called The Crossing.  The film is set against the tragedy of a capsized ferry in 1949, and it's a story of romance, war, and disaster. The movie looks like it has a huge, sweeping epic feel to it. 

The feature was written by Melody Wang, who wrote Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and here's the synopsis:

Based on the true story of the the Taiping ferry that capsized on January 27, 1949 in the Baijie Strait (about 71 miles southeast of Shanghai, China), the film revolves around an epic love stories of three couples, played by Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-kyo, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming, Tong Dawei, and Masami Nagasawa.

The Crossing Part 1 opens in December 2014 and The Crossing Part 2 opens May 2015 in China. There’s no U.S. release date yet, but I hope it gets one because I want to see this movie! »

- Joey Paur

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Watch: New International Trailer for John Woo's Epic 'The Crossing'

20 November 2014 9:17 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Earlier this fall, we got a good look at John Woo's two-part romantic epic The Crossing starring Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-kyo and more. We're still waiting to hear when the films will arrive in the United States, but the first part of this sprawling love story arrives on December 2nd in China, so one more international trailer has just surfaced. This looks like a truly massive undertaking for Woo, like a mix of Atonement and Titanic with some Saving Private Ryan thrown in there too. Is there a chance we'll see the first part of this film as one of the nominees for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars next year? It certainly looks like it. Watch! Here's the new international trailer for John Woo's The Crossing (via SlashFilm): Watch the first international teaser trailer for John Woo's The Crossing right here. The Crossing is a »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Trailer For The Crossing: Part 1, John Woo's Romantic Epic

18 November 2014 10:01 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Director John Woo returns in true Titanic fashion with his most ambitious film project since the war epic Red Cliff in 2008. Judging by the first trailer for the two-part period drama The Crossing, it seems he spared no expense to bring his vision to the big screen. Melody Wang, the screenwriter of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Lust, Caution, scripted the story.Based on the true story of the Taiping ferry that capsized on January 27, 1949 in the Baijie Strait (about 71 miles southeast of Shanghai, China), the film revolves around an epic love stories of three couples, played by Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-kyo, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming, Tong Dawei, and Masami Nagasawa.The Crossing: Part 1 is scheduled for theatrical release in China on December 2 while...

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UK Poster and trailer for The Grandmaster

16 November 2014 7:13 AM, PST | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

We’ve already told you (on more than one occasion) that one of the best martial arts movies of the year is heading to the UK next month. Press blurb time.....”The Grandmaster, the highly-anticipated film by acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai, will open through Metrodome on 5 December. Six years in the planning and three years in the making, The Grandmaster is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Nominated for two Academy Awards, for Cinematography and Costume Design, The Grandmaster features virtuoso performances from those at the film's heart: Wong regular, Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House Of Flying Daggers, Hero) and Chang Chen (Happy Together, »

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Wong Kar Wai to be feted at Iffi Goa, Makhmalbaf’s The President opening film

11 November 2014 8:40 PM, PST | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Wong Kar Wai’s Grandmaster will close Iffi 2014

Celebrated Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 45th International Film Festival of India (Iffi), to be held in Goa from November 20-30.

The festival will open with Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s  The President. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be the Chief Guest of the opening ceremony of the festival to be held on November 20 which will be attended by Chinese film actress Zhang Ziyi and Swedish filmmaker Jan Troell. Polish film maker Krzysztof Zanussi will be the Guest of Honour of the ceremony.

Wong Kar Wai’s Grandmaster will close the festival on November 30.

Superstar Rajnikanth will be honoured with the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year.

Iffi will hold Retrospectives of filmmakers Gulzar and Jahnu Barua and pay homage to Richard Attenborough, Robin Williams, Zohra Sehgal, Suchitra Sen and Farooq Sheikh. »

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John Woo’s ‘The Crossing’ Set For IMAX Release (Exclusive)

8 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Woo’s 1945-1949-set epic “The Crossing” will be served up in IMAX format – but only in limited territories.

The big budget film, which stars Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Song Hye-kyo at the head of an ensemble pan-Asian cast, is the story of people’s lives ripped apart by the revolutionary period at the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. Many of them are on board the steam ship Taiping which sank while taking emigrants from China to Keelung in Taiwan. The screenplay is by Wang Huiling (“Lust Caution,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.)

The film will release in the giant screen format in China (Dec. 2) and in Singapore, via Shaw Bros., on Dec 5.

“We are checking the interest of other territories,” said a spokesman for producer and sales agent Beijing Galloping Horse.

The release of the picture is a massively complicated affair as it will be »

- Patrick Frater

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John Woo's The Crossing Part 1 releases its final trailer

7 November 2014 9:59 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

John Woo's The Crossing Part 1 has released its final trailer.

The two-part movie, which stars Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), centres around three couples caught up in the 1949 sinking of the Taiping steamer.

The ship was crammed well over capacity with refugees fleeing China to Taiwan after the Civil War, leading to over 1,500 deaths after it collided with a cargo boat.

Song Hye-kyo, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming, Bowie Lam, Tong Dawei and Masami Nagasawa also star in the film.

The Crossing Part 1 will be released in China on December 2, with Part 2 following on Chinese New Year 2015.

Western releases are yet to be announced. »

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Watch: Destiny & War Collide In New International Trailers For John Woo's 'The Crossing'

7 November 2014 8:01 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It can be easy in the fall months for your cinematic view to become focused on the awards contenders and blockbusters that are arriving stateside. But in other major movie markets, this time of year is also a big one for movie audiences, and overseas John Woo is getting ready to unleash his massive epic "The Crossing." A couple of new international trailers for the film have arrived. Told across two films, the picture features Zhang Ziyi, Huang Xiamoing and Song Hye-kyo in a saga (presented in IMAX 3D, of course) that chronicles three couples and their intertwining love stories set in 1940s Taiwan and Shanghai. But most significant of all will be Woo getting his own "Titanic" moment, with some of the drama involving the 1949 sinking of Taiping, which caused the deaths of over 1500 people who were trying to flee following the Chinese Civil War. So yes, this is a big, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Crossing Part 1 Trailer: Check out John Woo’s Epic Romance Set Against the Backdrop of Revolution

6 November 2014 10:12 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It looks like leaving the U.S. in his rear-view mirror was an excellent decision for John Woo.  After making a string of flops in America, he returned to China and made the acclaimed historical epic Red Cliff.  It's been five long years since Red Cliff II, but now Woo is back with another sweeping tale.  The Crossing will be released in two parts, and is based on a true story about three couples fleeing China for Taiwan on a steamer during the 1949 revolution.  A new trailer has gone online, and it's refreshing to see Woo tackle this kind of material, and I like the grand, operatic vibe he's showing off. Hit the jump to check out The Crossing trailer.  Part 1 is slated to release on December 2nd in China while Part 2 will be released in May 2015.  The films star Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Song Hye-kyo, Huang Xiaoming, Tong Dawei, »

- Matt Goldberg

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John Woo’s ‘The Crossing': Hot Trailer For Epic Dubbed China’s ‘Titanic’

6 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

After last helming 2009’s Red Cliff II, veteran director John Woo returns to the big screen in December with The Crossing. A passion project for Woo who came to Cannes in May to talk up the Beijing Galloping Horse production, it’s been dubbed by local media as the Chinese Titanic. The two-part epic is set during the Chinese Civil War and revolves around three couples from different backgrounds whose lives are affected by the sinking of the steamer Taiping, which led to the deaths of over 1,500 passengers and crew.

The first installment releases in China on December 2 in what is expected to be a banner month for local movies. Part II has a May 2015 date.

Melody Wang, the screenwriter of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Lust, Caution, penned the story. The lead cast includes Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro (House Of Flying Daggers), Song Hye-kyo (The Grandmaster), Huang Xiao Ming »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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The 31 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now

31 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When you're in the mood for an action movie, Netflix has plenty to stream. Great, except that so many of their action titles are no-name, forgettable schlock. So we've done some of the heavy lifting by highlighting the best of the best currently available in the genre. Who do you want to see duke it out? Take your pick, from gangsters to gladiators, robots to ninjas, schoolkids to superheroes.

Cue that suiting-up pre-battle montage and start streaming, because here are some of the best action movies Netflix has to offer. (Availability subject to change.)

1. "13 Assassins" (2010) R

From director Takashi Miike ("Audition," "Ichi the Killer") comes this action-packed, samurai spectacular about 13 assassins on a suicide mission. Dig that 45-minute battle scene!

2. "48 Hrs."(1982) R

A cop (Nick Nolte) and a criminal (Eddie Murphy) have 48 hours to round up two cop-killers in this fast-paced action comedy classic.

3. "Assault on Precinct 13" (1976) R

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- Sharon Knolle

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China Packs Hollywood Pics Into October, Paving Clear Path For Local December Heavyweights (Video)

5 October 2014 6:54 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

With China‘s National Day holiday week still in swing, the box office got an extra boost this frame thanks to the timely release of Breakup Buddies, a sort of follow-up to 2012’s smash hit Lost In Thailand. Playing on half the screens in the massive market, the film grossed just under $38M in China this weekend, sending its cume since release on September 30 to about $93M. (It also went out in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand at the weekend.) The original film was arguably responsible for a reversal in China’s fortunes in December 2012, when box office share was lagging behind that of U.S. films. That year ended with Hollywood out front but Lost In Thailand made global headlines and bolstered the unofficial practice of blackout periods when no foreign studio movies are released, allowing high-profile local titles to goose box office in the People’s Republic. »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Busan: Song Hye-kyo to Reign in Desen Media’s ‘Queens’

4 October 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Busan — Korean star Song Hye-kyo, Vivian Wu and Shawn Dou star in “The Queens,” a contemporary Chinese rom-com in the vein of “Tiny Times” or “So Young.”

Like “So Young,” which was directed by actress Vicky Zhao, “The Queens” is the directorial debut of actress Annie Yi (“The Assassins,” “Good Men, Good Women”.)

Production is by Ann An, whose Desen Media was among the producers of “Tiny Times,” and the “Ip Man” features, and which is currently preparing a wartime epic “Moon Flower of Flying Tigers,” with Hollywood’s Paula Wagner.

“Queens,” currently in post-production, arrives at the Busan market handled by Easternlight, the specialty Asian arm of Australian-u.S. sales and production finance group Arclight Films.

The story involves three cosmopolitan women – an actress, a PR specialist and a gallery manager – wrestling with the ups and downs of their romantic lives. Along the way they manipulate friends, embarrass their »

- Patrick Frater

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The Golden Era at the Golden Horse Awards

1 October 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

You may recall that last year the Golden Horse celebrated its 50th year so it was a big big deal. All the stars of Chinese language cinema were out with all the living winners of the lead acting prizes prominently displayed on stage. Zhang Ziyi finally took home Best Actress for The Grand Master, a prize that had continually eluded her. This year, the 51st, is bound to be a let down in comparison but it's still worth noting since we like to see how the Oscar submissions from various Asian countries fare. So let's just hit that straightaway...

Tang Wei stars in The Golden Era, a 30s era biopic of an important Chinese writer

The Golden Era (Ann Hui) - Hong Kong's Oscar submission

This historical bio of a famous female writer finds Lust Caution's then-novice star Tang Wei headlining another acclaimed 3 hour period epic. It's nominated for 5 awards »

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Politics Aside, S. Korea, China Find Plenty of Reasons to Work Together in Film Business

1 October 2014 4:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Over the centuries relations between neighbors Korea and China have often been strained, but the entertainment industry is putting history and politics behind them.

A sequel to Korean hit “My Sassy Girl,” which began lensing last week, is set to be the first official treaty co-production between South Korea and China. That follows the long-awaited signing of a bilateral trade agreement between the two countries in July.

But producers from both sides of the Yellow Sea have not waited for their governments to catch up with reality, and a steady trickle of Korean-Chinese movies over the past decade has already turned into a fast-flowing stream in the past two years.

Recent cross-border co-ventures have included “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” starring Zhang Ziyi and the original “Sassy Girl” Gianna Jun (previously known as Jun Ji-hyun); CGI-heavy family pic “Mr. Go,” which made money for the Chinese partner Huayi Bros. »

- Patrick Frater

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Crouching Tiger's Zhang Ziyi in John Woo's The Crossing trailer

22 September 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

John Woo's The Crossing has released a new trailer.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Zhang Ziyi stars in the two-part film.

It centres around three couples caught up in the 1949 sinking of the Taiping steamer.

The ship was crammed well over capacity with refugees fleeing China to Taiwan after the Civil War, leading to over 1,500 deaths after it collided with a cargo boat.

Song Hye-kyo, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming, Bowie Lam, Tong Dawei and Masami Nagasawa also star in the film.

The Crossing: Part One will arrive in China in December. It is yet to announce a western release. »

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'The Crossing' International Trailer from Director John Woo

22 September 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Five years after director John Woo's two-part epic Red Cliff hit theaters, fans have their first look at the filmmaker's next project with an international trailer and a poster for his two-part drama, The Crossing.

The plot is based on the true story of a steamer ship dubbed Taiping, which sunk between China and Taiwan during the Chinese Revolution in 1949, claiming the lives of over 1,500 people. The story follows a number of intertwining love stories, including a couple played by Chinese superstars Ziyi Zhang and Takeshi Kaneshiro. Take a look at the first footage below, along with the first three photos and a poster, then read on for more information.

The Crossing doesn't have a domestic release date set at this time, but the drama is set to debut on December 2, 2014 in China, with The Crossing 2 set for release in May 2015. It isn't known if the two-part project »

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Watch: New Teaser For John Woo's Epic 'The Crossing'

22 September 2014 8:19 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A love story, a war film and all around epic-sized endeavor, John Woo's upcoming "The Crossing" might be his most ambitious film ever. And while we wonder if he'll find space to cram in some carefully choreographed flying doves, a new teaser has arrived for the movie, promising a story that's aiming straight for the heart.  Zhang Ziyi, Huang Xiamoing and Song Hye-kyo are among the more well known names in the two-part film, which tracks three couples and their intertwining love stories set in 1940s Taiwan and Shanghai, that will involve the tragic 1949 sinking of the ship Taiping. “Lust, Caution” screenwriter Wang Hui-ling penned the script, and with the story set to play out in 3D and IMAX, this is going to be a heckuva spectacle. However, there's no word yet on when or if U.S. audiences will get a chance to check it out. Part 1 of »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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International Trailer For John Woo's The Crossing Debuts

22 September 2014 2:22 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

 If you’ve been wondering what action maestro John Woo has been up to in the five years since his last movie, 2009’s Red Cliff II, here is the answer in the form of the international trailer for The Crossing – perhaps the most ambitious Chinese film of all time.  brightcove.createExperiences();Based on the true story of the steamer ship Taiping, which sank between China and Taiwan during the Chinese Revolution of 1949 and claimed the lives of 1,500 passengers and crew, Woo’s latest is already being billed as the Chinese Titanic.Even if that event is only hinted at at the end of this trailer, there’s still plenty here, from epic battle scenes to the seeds of the yearning, intertwining love stories, featuring Zhang Ziyi and Takeshi Kaneshiro, that propel the plot, to suggest that Woo is planning to up the ante established by Red Cliff. And while there’s plenty of slow-motion, »

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First Trailer for John Woo’s The Crossing; Plus Photos from the Beijing Press Conference

21 September 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With John Woo's The Crossing opening later this year in China, Woo and his cast held a press conference in Beijing today where they revealed the first trailer for the film.  Starring Zhang Ziyi and Kaneshiro Takeshi, the two-part love story follows three couples fleeing China for Taiwan on a steamer during the 1949 revolution, and it's based on a true story.  Earlier this year Woo talked about why he wanted to make the film and said, “I’ve wanted to make this movie for a long time, because people always see me as an action director, but they don’t realize that I can make romantic love stories, too.  I wanted to make a film that showed a turbulent period in modern history, to show how love can survive and overcome all difficulties.” Hit the jump to watch The Crossing teaser trailer and for photos from today's Beijing press conference. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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