27 January 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

BEIJING -- Coming off the quiet "Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles," director Zhang Yimou will use 20,000 Chinese soldiers as extras when he begins shooting Autumn Remembrance in February, producers said. For a Chinese film, the budget also is super-sized at 360 million yuan ($44 million), topping the $30 million spent by director Chen Kaige on Master of the Crimson Armor, China's official submission for the upcoming Academy Awards and the most expensive Chinese film made to date. To be co-produced by Hong Kong hitmaker Bill Kong (House of Flying Daggers, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Remembrance will star Chow Yun-Fat. Negotiations with Gong Li for another key role are under way. The film marks the first collaboration between Zhang and Gong since Shanghai Triad in 1995.


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