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Nu Image Eyes Ben Stiller and Jack Nicholson for Remake of Hong Kong Comedy "Delete My Love"

4:05 PM 5/8/2014 by Senh Duong
Michael Hui and Wong Cho-Lam in "Delete My Love"
While I was in Hong Kong during the Hong Kong International Film Festival, I saw posters for Patrick Kong’s comedy “Delete My Love” (Wong Cho-Lam, Michael Hui) all over the city. Apparently, the comedy was being shopped to foreign distributions at the Filmart, and Nu Image had expressed interest.

Super Belated HKIFF Wrapup: "That Demon Within," "No Man's Land," "Particle Fever," and Much More

10:33 AM 4/30/2014 by Senh Duong
Daniel Wu and Nick Cheung in "That Demon Within"
The 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival ended about three weeks ago … and I’m still recovering from it. Like Cannes, it’s difficult to find a good balance between watching films, writing about them, and absorbing the culture from another country in just a few weeks.

"The Raid," Zombies, Boobies: Join the "Zombie Fight Club"

6:35 AM 4/6/2014 by Senh Duong
"Zombie Fight Club"
Situated just a block away from the “Kung Fu Jungle” (aka “Kung Fu Killer”) booth in the Filmart was a booth for a film intriguingly titled “Zombie Fight Club.” How can I not be interested enough to at least take a peek?

Simon Yam and "The Grandmaster"'s Max Zhang Join Tony Jaa and Wu Jing in "SPL 2"

1:35 AM 4/2/2014 by Senh Duong
Simon Yam and Max Zhang in "SPL 2"
Last week, while walking around the Filmart, I picked up a promotional flyer for SPL II, a sequel to Donnie Yen’s cop thriller known for its Mixed Martial Arts infused fight choreography. It’s the first collaboration between director Wilson Yip, Sammo Hung, and Donnie Yen that would eventually lead to Ip Man. SPL wasn’t a box office hit locally, grossing a measly HK $7.4M ($1M US), but it gained a following with action fans worldwide through film festivals and home video.

HKIFF: Pang Ho-Cheung's Dramedy "Aberdeen" Surprisingly Decent

2:36 AM 3/31/2014 by Senh Duong
The cast of "Aberdeen" in the opening ceremony of the HKIFF
When tickets for films from the Hong Kong International Film Festival went on sale in early March, Pang Ho-Cheung’s Aberdeen, one of the two opening films, sold out in just eight minutes. Unlike other film festivals like Sundance and Toronto, a press pass doesn’t guarantee you a seat. If a film’s sold out, you’re kinda out of luck (more on the “kinda” later).

Donnie Yen's "Kung Fu Killer" Retitled to "Kung Fu Jungle"

1:13 AM 3/28/2014 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen in "Kung Fu Jungle"
A couple of days ago, I briefly stepped into the Filmart section of the Convention Center in Hong Kong during the Hong Kong International Film Festival. The Filmart is where Asian film studios try to sell the foreign rights to their movies.
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