Project A (1983)
The film is set up as a co-venture between Fame and Swen and will see the return of Australia’s Wade Muller on the Chinese-language picture.
Something of an origins story, “Project A” kicks off with a half-drowned young man washing up on a beach in Hong Kong, discovering he has skills as a cook and a martial artist, and then taking on a group of racketeers who want to take over his restaurant. The movie will be released in January 2018 in Hk and certain other Asian countries. Filming of “Project B” will take place in Hong Kong and Taiwan from the first quarter of 2018.
Lee, who speaks Korean and Mandarin, has a growing fan base. He recently released his first album as a singer and played
The martial arts master Jackie Chan made some amazing movies. We take a look back at the superb Project A series...
It’s a mystery to me why Jackie Chan appears in so few Greatest Director Of All-Time lists. I mean, sure, he’s a household name and any martial arts enthusiast, no matter how deep or casual, will be quick to let you know how good he is at fighting. Yet, outside the genre fandom, he rarely seems to get the respect he deserves as a filmmaker. Perhaps the problem is that two of the most critically dismissed or maligned genres in film are action and comedy, which also happen to be the two things Jackie Chan does best.
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Blackfin Productions’ Xie Meng and Wang Zijian have launched a Beijing-based sales company, Rediance, to grow the international market for Chinese independent films.
The new outfit is launching at the Shanghai International Film Festival (Siff) with a debut slate of four projects, including Geng Jun’s Manchurian Tiger, which has been selected for Siff’s film financing platform, Siff Project.
Produced by Blackfin, the film is a dark comedy about a man seeking revenge against people who owe him money. Geng previously directed Free And Easy, which won a
-Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have acquireed “Youth in Oregon,” directed by Joel David Moore and written by Andrew Eisen. The film stars Frank Langella, Billy Crudup, Christina Applegate, Mary Kay Place, Josh Lucas, Nicola Peltz and Alex Shaffer. “Youth in Oregon” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will screen at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January. The movie will be released theatrically and on demand in the U.S. on February 3, 2017.
Per the film’s official synopsis: “When 79-year-old curmudgeon Raymond (Langella) makes arrangements to be euthanized in Oregon, his family refuses to accept his decision. But when another family emergency arises, Raymond’s daughter Kate (Applegate) turns to her husband
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“Hong Kong filmmaking has its own unique style and orientation, which I think works side-by-side with the Chinese film industry,” says Chan, who will be presented with the award on Nov. 12. “Our Chinese culture is the same but I don’t think Hong Kong cinema will cease to exist,” the Hong Kong-born action superstar tells Variety.
Chan is arguably the world’s best known Asian actor since Bruce Lee. Born in 1954, Chan was enrolled in the China Drama Academy for training in the art of Peking opera when he was 7. He made his motion picture debut a year later, but continued his training until he was 17.
Initially Chan was a stuntman. His major breakthrough came
Alibaba Pictures, Sta and Fosun Group have said that they will jointly invest resources in order “to push forward infrastructure upgrades in terms of nurturing talent in China’s film, television and entertainment industry.”
Sta will contribute its teachers, student body and other educational resources towards the initiative, while Alibaba and Fosun will provide funding and technology.
“Profound innovations will be made on top of the existing schooling model in order to nurture high quality talent in the film and television industry who is adaptable to demand from a globalised market and demand from industry applications,” the parties said in a statement.
Alibaba Pictures launched an initiative called ‘Project A’ in October 2015 to nurture a new generation of film talents across the globe.
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Project A (1983)
There’s a scene early in the 1983 pirate caper Project A that pretty perfectly sums up Jackie Chan’s entire filmmaking style. The first of the movie’s many big, insane set pieces is a wild bar fight between Hong Kong’s police and Coast Guard. (For reasons the movie never really adequately explains, they completely fucking hate each other.) It’s a hectic, busy scene, with bodies and bottles and pieces of furniture flying in all directions—the sort of scene where the music starts when a combatant gets his head slammed into a record player. Chan, a sailor, and Yuen Biao, a police officer, smash wooden chairs over each ...
Peking Opera Days
The Peking Opera school was run from a small theatre by Master Yu Jim Yuen, this was where Sammo Hung would begin his journey. In them days, the stundents would normally enroll for around 10 years, each day performing gruelling tasks for up to 18 hours a day which included training in the Martial Arts, weapons training, acrobatics, acting and singing. The Peking opera of course brought together Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Corey Yuen, Yuen Tak and Yuen Mo, who would eventually be known as the 7 Little Fortunes. They took the first name “Yuen” in a sign of
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It will handle $65 million action adventure “Kung Fu Yoga,” which is now in production under the direction of Stanley Tong, and the previously announced action comedy “Railroad Tigers.”
Chan, who alternates between studio and independent productions, remains a potent brand both in Chinese markets and in international territories. His last indie pictures, “Skiptrace” and “Dragon Blade,” carried budgets estimated at $32 million and $65 million, respectively, and were widely sold. “Dragon Blade” grossed $117 million in China in a Chinese New Year release.
Starring Chan, India’s Sonu Sood, Hong Kong’s Aarif Rahman, K-pop star Lay, and China’s Zhang Yi Xing and Miya Muqi, “Kung Fu Yoga” sees a Chinese archaeologist team up with an Indian professor to search for ancient treasures scattered between China, India and the Middle East.
After the early 1980’s, Golden Harvest started to branch out into the modern-day world leaving behind the Kung Fu cinema age and progressing into something massive. From 1981 onwards, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao (The Three Dragons) were about to embark on a sensational journey, progressing from there Kung Fu genre into modern-day Martial Arts and stunt work, something Shaw Brothers were left behind and Golden Harvest was to be the new global company.
Jackie Chan back then headed to the United states to try to break into the international market, but the movies he appeared in didn’t really take off and Jackie was also disappointed with the filming of The Big Brawl. Jackie felt he never had chance to show off his action choreography and wasn’t given the space to add his world of experience to the movie. Although it was Directed
It's been said that 1984 was a vintage year for movies, and looking back, it's easy to see why. The likes of Ghostbusters and Gremlins served up comedy, action and the macabre in equal measure. James Cameron's The Terminator cemented Arnold Schwarzenegger's star status and gave us one of the greatest sci-fi action movies of the decade.
This was also the year where the Coen brothers made their screen debut with the stunning thriller Blood Simple, and when the Zucker brothers followed up Airplane! with the equally hilarious Top Secret! And we still haven't even mentioned Beverly Hills Cop, This Is Spinal Tap, The Karate Kid, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom and the unexpectedly successful romantic comedy, Splash. Then there was Milos Forman's sumptuous period drama Amadeus, which
In the cover story of this week's issue of The Edit magazine, Julianna Margulies talks about the intersection of her philanthropic efforts and celebrity status.
Case in point: The Good Wife star's efforts to get Erin's Law (which seeks to empower victims of child abuse) passed in all 50 states landed her on Time's 100 Most Influential People list for 2015.
"I feel honored to be among such amazing people [on Time's list], and the spotlight it shone on Erin's Law made it all the sweeter," Margulies, 49, says.
The Good Wife star also addresses her reluctance to participate in social media,
The financial prize, to be invested in the production of the winning project, was introduced this year by the Cannes Marché and Project A: Jackie Chan’s Young Filmmaker Development Fund. Eight new Chinese talents participated in the forum.
Jerome Paillard, executive director of the Marche du Film, said: “Each of the eight directors and projects was unique and full of potential, and we are proud of such a fantastic line-up. We wish all the participants all the best for themselves and their projects in the future and we look forward to seeing them back in Cannes with their finished films.”
Xia Hao’s project revolves around a high school student majoring in painting, despite the fact he is colour-blind, who discovers
With his directorial project “No. 23,” Xia wins a $165,000 (RMB1 million) prize that can be put towards production of the film.
A ‘special mention’ was given to Song Yufeng and his project “Wild Horns.
Funding of the prize came from the Cannes Market, Champs Lis and Project A, Jackie Chan’s Young Filmmaker Development Fund.
“No. 23” is the story of a color blind art student who falls in love with a demonstrative female student, who turns to prostitution.
Xia already has an impressive track record with work on films including Wang Quan’an’s “The White Deer Plain” and Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster.” His short “Confession” was named best micro-film at the first edition of the Silk Road Film Festival.
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