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Poster - The Serial Killer Flick, 'The Horsemen'

30 December 2008 10:15 PM, PST | GetTheBigPicture.net | See recent Get The Big Picture news »

I'll always pay a little more attention when Zhang Ziyi is involved, and especially since we haven't seen much of the beautiful and talented star of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero, and The House of Flying Daggers in the past couple of years, I'm probably more interested in The Horsemen than I should be.

Actually, it has a lot of pretty compelling story, on the surface. Dennis Quaid plays a recently widowed detective is investigating a serial killing spree that has links to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Through the course of his investigation, he discovers a connection between himself and the prime suspects in the case.

And it has Zhang Ziyi.

On the downside, the film went into production two years ago and then went back in front of the cameras a year ago for reshoots. I wouldn't buy a lot of that stock. Here's the new Italian poster for The Horsemen, »

- Colin Boyd

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Intl Horsemen poster

30 December 2008 4:29 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Once again, you guys outside the Us get the coolest effing marketing media. In this case, the below international poster for the Dennis Quaid starring horror thriller The Horsemen. In it, Quaid stars as a widowed detective who finds a link between a series of murders he's been investigating and the Biblical Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Ziyi Zhang co-stars as a psycho, murderous hottie. The Horsemen are unleashed on March 13th. »

- Omar Aviles

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Italian Horsemen

17 December 2008 10:09 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The folks over at "Bad Taste" have gotten the first trailer for the upcoming horror thriller The Horsemen and if you speak Italian then you're in luck because there's not a lick of English to be found in there. Despite that, though, there's a lot of purty and creepy images floating around, Dennis Quaid looks freaked the hell out and Zhang Ziyi seems to be a murderous psycho. A hot murderous psycho. Which goes a long way towards…something. It seems as if the trailer »

- Omar Aviles

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International Trailer for The Horsemen

17 December 2008 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

An Italian trailer for The Horsemen is now live at BadTaste.it - if you're having trouble loading the site, you can watch it here . Between the subject matter of the film and the Italian dubbing, it almost gives the film a giallo feel... The Horsemen was recently announced as hitting theaters in a limited run on March 13th. Lionsgate is picking up distribution duties for the Platinum Dunes production. Dennis Quaid plays a recently widowed detective who discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Ziyi Zhang, Clifton Collins Jr., Patrick Fugit and Peter Stormare co-star. Dave Callaham wrote the film; his latest, Tell-Tale , is currently in post-production. »

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Moodysson, Kaige, Potter, Angelopoulos and Rebecca Miller set for Berlin Film Fest

13 December 2008 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- A little bit of fluff (Harald Zwart’s Pink Panther II), an Oscar hopeful (Stephen Daldry’s The Reader) and some prestige titles from master filmmakers who might have lost their touch and offerings from less-seasoned directors are among the world preems that have been announced in the Berlin Film Festival’s Competition and Out of Competition section). Some long-awaited films from the veterans in Sally Potter, Theo Angelopoulos and Chen Kaige (see pic) are being paired with filmmakers such as Moodysson, Bouchareb and Rebecca Miller. Along with Miller and Moodysson’s films, I’m looking forward to seeing Oren Moverman’s directorial debut – which will be soon a couple of weeks earlier at Sundance.  Here is the complete ten list of films announced. The fest begins on the 5th of February. Alle Anderen Germanyby Maren Ade (The Forest for the Trees)with Birgit Minichmayr, Lars Eidinger, Hans-Jochen Wagner, »

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First titles announced for Berlinale film fest

12 December 2008 11:41 AM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

While we eagerly await more info (and trailers) for the films playing at Sundance (and hopefully news on where Cory McAbee's Stingray Sam is going), the first competition and out of competition titles have been announced for one of the other biggest fests on the planet, the 59th Berlin International Film Festival, and all I have to say is Wtf? Pink Panther II is playing out of competition?! Who's running this menagerie? They redid the entire program this year, so I hope they're still going to have the genre goods.

You can check out the real short list after the break or you can read the press release.

Alle Anderen Germany

by Maren Ade (The Forest for the Trees)

with Birgit Minichmayr, Lars Eidinger, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Nicole Marischka

World premiere

Rage Great Britain / USA

by Sally Potter (The Tango Lesson, Orlando)

with Dame Judi Dench, Jude Law, Dianne Wiest, »

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Cabin Fever 2, Burrowers and more Lionsgate release news

12 December 2008 6:20 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Following yesterday’s announcement that Lionsgate will open The Haunting In Connecticut in June, the company has begun nailing down more of its 2009 horror slate. Two of the most-awaited titles, Fango has learned, will be going straight to DVD.

We hear that Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, the sequel to Eli Roth’s theatrical hit written and directed by The Roost’s Ti West, and J.T. Petty’s The Burrowers (pictured) will have their disc debuts in April. Details have yet to be finalized, but no doubt they’ll be given the special-edition treatment. Cabin Fever 2 takes the flesheating virus out of the woods and brings it to a high school’s senior prom, while Burrowers is a horror/Western about hungry subterranean creatures; you can see our review of the latter here.

Meanwhile, the Gate will open The Horsemen in theaters March 13; Jonas Akerlund’s film stars Dennis Quaid »

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Update & First Look: Dennis Quaid in The Horsemen

11 December 2008 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Currently listed under "where is it now?" is Platinum Dunes' The Horsemen , one of the company's latest original productions next to the upcoming The Unborn (opening January 9th). Starring Dennis Quaid, the film follows a recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death until he discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Ziyi Zhang, Clifton Collins Jr. and Patrick Fugit co-star. Update: Lionsgate has picked the film up for distribution and will offer it a limited release on March 13th. Today, the fellas at Bad-Taste scored nearly 50 photos unreleased until now. Click below for their gallery! »

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Asian Cinema Scene: Zhang Ziyi as Peking Opera Star

10 December 2008 6:02 PM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Eight years ago, Zhang Ziyi soared into public consciousness as the tempestuous heroine in Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. She's continued to score in sumptuous epics like Hero, House of Flying Daggers, and The Banquet, as well as off-beat pleasures such as Seijun Suzuki's Princess Raccoon. (Let's all try to forget Memoirs of a Geisha, shall we?) In her latest film, which opened in China last week, she plays a Peking Opera singer.

Forever Enthralled is the English title of Mei Lanfang; the name of a real-life, internationally-recognized opera star well-known for playing female roles over the course of a career that lasted more than 50 years. Leon Lai, a veteran Hong Kong actor and pop singer, takes on the challenging assignment to play the legendary character, while Zhang plays fellow performer Meng Xiaodong, who was known for playing bearded men (?!). The two singers met, married, became parents, and divorced, »

- Peter Martin

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Has Chen Kaige Returned To Form With Forever Enthralled?

29 November 2008 9:17 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Let’s be honest and call Chen Kaige’s previous film The Promise what it is:  a pretty to look at, entertaining in bursts great big failure of a film made by a talented man who did not at all understand the genre he was dabbling in.  Hence there has been a great deal of anticipation for Kaige’s new film, Forever Enthralled, a biopic of famed Chinese opera singer Mei Lanfang starring Zhang Ziyi and Masanobu Ando.  This sort of thing is the type of sumptuous relationship drama that made Kaige’s name in the first place and fans are rightly happy to see him return to it.  The one possible hiccup?  Kaige initially cast Hong Kong pop star Gillian Chung in a key role.  Shot her role, too, and then the whole Edison Chen scandal broke and Chung’s nude photos were spread all over the Hong Kong tabloids, »

- Todd Brown

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Grant walks out on 'Lost For Words'

20 October 2008 4:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hugh Grant has quit Working Title's new romantic comedy Lost For Words. The actor left the project, which he agreed to star in last summer, over "creative differences", according to Variety. Grant would have portrayed a British actor who stars in a movie for a Chinese director (Ziyi Zhang). After romancing a translator, he eventually falls for the director. Susanne Bier is directing the film from a script by Jamie (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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Grant no longer Lost

20 October 2008 2:42 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Hugh Grant has starred in some pretty bad romantic comedies over the years so it's saying something that the man finally threw down the gauntlet and found a script he disliked so badly he just couldn't go through with it. Grant has dropped out of Lost For Words, a Universal Pictures romantic comedy with "creative differences" cited as the reason. The film, where Grant would co-star with Zhang Ziyi, was originally scheduled to begin filming this past September but script concerns »

- Mike Sampson

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Hugh Grant Quits Rom-Com Film "Lost For Words"

20 October 2008 1:20 AM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Hugh Grant has quit the productions of "Lost for Words," a new romantic comedy film opposite Chinese superstar Ziyi Zhang.

The prominent leading man had agreed to star in the film and play a British actor approached by a Chinese director (Zhang). But after a flirtation with the translator, he eventually falls for the director.

Working Title is producing the film, while Susanne Bier is directing.

However, Grant officially withdrew from his role late last week.

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Grant Abandons Curtis Project

19 October 2008 3:58 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hugh Grant has pulled out of his latest movie with long-time collaborator Richard Curtis after a reported dispute over the script, which was developed by Curtis' younger brother.

Grant had signed on to play the lead role in new romantic comedy Lost For Words but abandoned the project last week (begs06Oct08), after production had already begun, because he wanted the screenplay changed, according to British reports.

The star's withdrawal has allegedly infuriated executive producer Curtis, who wrote the British star's previous hit films Four Weddings And A Funeral, Notting Hill and Love Actually, and whose younger brother Jamie had worked on the script.

A source tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph, "Grant wanted changes made to the script. A compromise could not be agreed."

A spokesperson for the movie's production company, Working Title, confirms Grant's departure, adding: "The film will go on. We are now in talks about who will replace him as the leading actor."

Grant, 48, had been cast in the movie as a womanising English actor who becomes entangled in a love triangle with a Chinese actress, played by Ziyi Zhang, and her translator. »

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Hugh Grant out of "Lost for Words"

19 October 2008 12:15 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Hugh Grant has dropped out of "Lost for Words," tUniversal Pictures' romantic comedy which Working Title were producing. This was apparently due to creative differences. Grant was attachedk to star as a British film star who is asked to star in a film directed by a Chinese filmmaker (played by Zhang Ziyi). At first he falls for the translator but later develops true feelings for the director. Unfortunately, the translator is the only one who can get his feelings across and things start going awry as she has the translator has her own plans »

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Hugh Grant out of "Lost for Words"

19 October 2008 12:15 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Hugh Grant has dropped out of "Lost for Words," tUniversal Pictures' romantic comedy which Working Title were producing. This was apparently due to creative differences. Grant was attachedk to star as a British film star who is asked to star in a film directed by a Chinese filmmaker (played by Zhang Ziyi). At first he falls for the translator but later develops true feelings for the director. Unfortunately, the translator is the only one who can get his feelings across and things start going awry as she has the translator has her own plans »

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Hugh Grant out of "Lost for Words"

19 October 2008 12:15 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Hugh Grant has dropped out of "Lost for Words," tUniversal Pictures' romantic comedy which Working Title were producing. This was apparently due to creative differences. Grant was attachedk to star as a British film star who is asked to star in a film directed by a Chinese filmmaker (played by Zhang Ziyi). At first he falls for the translator but later develops true feelings for the director. Unfortunately, the translator is the only one who can get his feelings across and things start going awry as she has the translator has her own plans. Susan Bier is helming the project produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Jonathan Cavendish. Jamie Curtis and Dan Mazer wrote the script. »

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Hugh Grant out of "Lost for Words"

19 October 2008 12:15 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Hugh Grant has dropped out of "Lost for Words," tUniversal Pictures' romantic comedy which Working Title were producing. This was apparently due to creative differences. Grant was attachedk to star as a British film star who is asked to star in a film directed by a Chinese filmmaker (played by Zhang Ziyi). At first he falls for the translator but later develops true feelings for the director. Unfortunately, the translator is the only one who can get his feelings across and things start going awry as she has the translator has her own plans »

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Zhang Ziyi Is the Next Kate Hudson

5 October 2008 8:49 PM, PDT | GetTheBigPicture.net | See recent Get The Big Picture news »

The lovely Zhang Ziyi will go for laughs in a new Chinese-language romantic comedy called Sophie's Revenge. Variety reports that she will also co-produce the $2 - $3 million film with South Korea's Cj Entertainment.

Said Mike Suh of Cj, "Romantic comedy with big stars like Zhang Ziyi, is not an established genre in China and we look forward to a successful collaboration."

Zhang, who broke through in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and has also been superb in The Road Home, Hero, and House of Flying Daggers, will next be seen in The Horsemen, an American horror flick that will be distributed by Universal, presumably next year.

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- Colin Boyd

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Chen Kaige and Jang Dong-Gun Team Up Again for 趙氏孤兒 (The Orphan of Zhao)?

11 August 2008 9:59 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Chen Kaige is a busy man. Oh yes. Apparently.

What’s for sure is that director Chen of 霸王别姬 (Farewell My Concubine), 荊柯刺秦王 (The Emperor and the Assassin) and Killing Me Softly fame (gee, that’s like going from a Pagani Zonda to an Aston Martin DB9, to end up with a 1970s tractor carrying cow manure) is currently working on 梅兰芳 (Mei Lanfang). About the life of qingyi legend Mei Lan (film title was his stage name), the Us$ 15 Million period epic will have a huge cast, with Zhang Ziyi, Leon Lai, Chen Daoming, Ando Masanobu, Sun Honglei and Gillian Chung. Now, what could become his next work is slated to be an adaptation of famous Yuan Dynasty play 趙氏孤兒 (The Orphan of Zhao). But now the interesting bit: TV stars (and real life couple) Zhang Guoli and Deng Jie were raising funds already for their own version of the film, »

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