9:16 AM 1/30/2014 by Senh Duong
Chow Yun Fat, star of The Monkey King (along with Donnie Yen and Aaron Kwok), draws the line on sequel possibilities. The $65M adaptation of Journey to the West, one of the most popular novels in China, will need to gross $150M at the box office in China just to break even.
latino-review.com – Sony Pictures has released the first poster for 22 Jump Street, the sequel to their smash-hit movie 21 Jump Street. The film is directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller from a screenplay written by Michael Bacall and Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman. 22 Jump Street stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Amber Stevens, and Craig Roberts. 5 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
collider.com – Open Road Films has shifted the released date for director David Ayer’s (End of Watch) upcoming actioner Sabotage. Loosely based on Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel Ten Little Indians, the film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and centers on a DEA task force who heists a drug cartel safe house, only to start getting picked off one-by-one by an unknown assassin. 5 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
10:26 AM 1/27/2014 by Senh Duong
Costing $65M, Soi Cheang’s The Monkey King is the third most expensive movie ever made in China. Starring Donnie Yen, Chow Yun Fat, and Aaron Kwok, the budget for the fantasy/action-adventure film is only surpassed by Zhang Yimou’s $100M The Flowers of War and John Woo’s $75M Red Cliff, which was eventually split into two films to better recoup its then record-high cost.
3:32 PM 1/24/2014 by Senh Duong
I was wondering how the Aaron Eckhart-starrer “I, Frankenstein” would do at the box office in comparison to the “Underworld” films because they’re from the same producers. According to Nikki Finke, the initial numbers aren’t looking good for “I, Frankenstein.” For Friday, the initial estimate is $4M-$5M, which will result in a weekend gross around $11M-$14M. Because genre films tend to be front-loaded, it’ll probably end up at the lower end of the estimate.
11:31 AM 1/24/2014 by Senh Duong
Action-wise, Special ID is Donnie Yen's best since Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster. The fight scenes, collectively, are more satisfying than Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (except for the first five minutes), The Lost Bladesman, and Wu Xia. (Movie-wise, it’s probably the lesser of the bunch.
1:34 PM 1/23/2014 by Fred Topel
The Raid 2 premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to thousands of satisfied fans of the original. While director Gareth Evans was in town, we got to speak with him about the sequel. He said the action is bigger than The Raid because they actually choreographed Raid 2 first!
12:02 PM 1/22/2014 by Binh Ngo
A man in his thirties fell ill during the Sundance screening of The Raid 2: Berandal Tuesday night, and the movie had to be stopped for a couple of minutes so that he could be attended to. Did the man really fell ill because of the movie or was it a publicity stunt?
4:30 PM 1/19/2014 by Senh Duong
Ok, I know from TV Spots that I, Frankenstein is from the creators of Underworld, but do you they have to copy the latter film’s poster too? They’re pretty much the same, except Underworld’s is a bit more zoomed in.