Fist of Fury News
Action cinema, especially if it involves an elbow to the head.
5:46 PM 3/20/2014 by Senh Duong
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.
5:09 PM 3/20/2014 by Senh Duong
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.
4:02 PM 3/14/2014 by Senh Duong
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.
12:49 PM 3/13/2014 by Senh Duong
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.
10:30 AM 3/12/2014 by Senh Duong
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.
4:16 PM 3/11/2014 by Senh Duong
Jean Claude Van Damme wrote The Expendables fansite ExpendablesPremiere.com to, pretty much, beg Sylvester Stallone to write him back into the franchise with The Expendables 4.
2:12 PM 2/13/2014 by Senh Duong
Robocop opened a couple weeks ago in Asia to take advantage of the Chinese New Year holidays and took in a solid $5.5M from three small territories. I can see why after a press screening. One of the key locations in the film is China, although I think Hollywood needs to think just a bit harder than rice paddies to represent the country.
11:45 AM 2/7/2014 by Senh Duong
Will distributors want to buy a romance from John Woo in the Berlin Film Festival? Described as a Chinese Titanic, The Crossing is John Woo’s second most expensive Chinese production to date -- the film cost $50M.
11:21 AM 2/3/2014 by Senh Duong
Soi Cheang’s The Monkey King, starring Donnie Yen, Chow Yun Fat, and Aaron Kwok, did even better than initially estimated at the box office. The latest adaptation of Journey to the West opened last Friday in China with an estimated $17M. Turns out the estimate was $3M short. The actual figure is $20M, which makes it the biggest opening day gross of all time, but with an asterix.
10:35 AM 1/31/2014 by Senh Duong
In my previous article, I wrote that in order for the $65M budgeted The Monkey King to break even, it would have to reach $150M at the box office in China; and the first thing it must do is break the opening day record.