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"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.

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.

HKIFF: Fruit Chan's "The Midnight After" Is A Riot

10:45 PM 3/25/2014 by Senh Duong
The Midnight After
Fruit Chan’s The Midnight After is the second opening film in the Hong Kong International Film Festival. Starring the ubiquitous Simon Yam, Johnny To vet Lam Suet, and Janice Man, it’s a comedy, horror, and sci-fi mix similar to Seth Rogen’s This is the End.

HKIFF: Me, Simon Yam and "The Midnight After"

10:17 PM 3/25/2014 by popcorn
Fruit Chan's "The Midnight After"
There are movie fanboys, celebrity obsessed fans, and then there are people like me who love a great movie and the wonderful actors in them, yet lack the enthusiasm to enjoy the rare one on one encounter with a high profile celebrity. I have chatted with them, walked next to them, sat next to them, stood by them, and never took advantage of the opportunity to ask for an autograph or a photograph.

Aaron Kwok Joins Chen Kaige's "The Monk"

5:46 PM 3/20/2014 by Senh Duong
Aaron Kwok in "The Monk"
Aaron Kwok, fresh off the success of The Monkey King, will join Wang Baoqiang (Lost in Thailand) in Chen Kaige’s martial arts epic The Monk. Adapted from a best-selling novel by Xu Haofeng, Wang will play a monk who re-enters society and discovers an extraordinary martial arts book coveted by other masters. Kwok will play a kung fu master, but I’m not sure if he’ll be one of those looking to steal the book.

Tony Jaa Resumes Production on "Fast and Furious 7"

5:09 PM 3/20/2014 by Senh Duong
Vin Diesel and Tony Jaa in "Fast and Furious 7"
According to an interview with Action Elite, international action star Tony Jaa will rejoin the cast in June to finish his scenes for Fast and Furious 7. He had already shot some scenes with the late Paul Walker, and those scenes will apparently be kept in the film -- looks like the producers will try to preserve as much footage with Walker as they can to celebrate and honor him.

Asia News Round-Up: Donnie Yen's "Iceman 3D" & "Kung Fu Killer"; Chen Kaige's "The Monk"

4:02 PM 3/14/2014 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen in "Kung Fu Killer"
Now that the Winter season in China have came and gone, it’s time for Spring, which means it’s time for yet another Donnie Yen movie (Yup, he has a movie for every season). Opening in April, The Iceman 3D is a remake of a minor 80s action-comedy that starred Yuen Biao.

Donnie Yen and Chow Yun-Fat Not Committed to "The Monkey King 2"

12:49 PM 3/13/2014 by Senh Duong
Chow Yun-Fat, Aaron Kwok, and Donnie Yen in "The Monkey King"
Chow Yun-Fat originally said he would return for a sequel to the $65M budgeted The Monkey King if it makes $150M at the box office in China, which is its breakeven mark.

Jackie Chan and Mel Gibson Team Up for "Dragon Blade"

10:30 AM 3/12/2014 by Senh Duong
Mel Gibson and Jackie Chan
According to Impact Online, Jackie Chan and Mel Gibson are partnering up for a martial arts epic called Dragon Blade. Gibson's character is the leader of a Roman army, and Chan's is a Chinese hero. The two join forces to save the world. Production will begin at the end of March for a 2015 release. This is the first time I've heard of this, and Impact Online's the only site reporting on it, so I'm not sure how legit this news is.
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