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‘Cliff Walkers’ Trailer: Zhang Yimou’s Snowy Spy Thriller Hits Chinese and U.S. Theaters on the Same Date

The master of wuxia is taking on the spy genre. Zhang Yimou, whose wuxia masterworks House of Flying Daggers and Hero helped catapult the Chinese martial arts film to the global stage, is back with his first film since 2018’s Shadow, and his first-ever espionage movie. Cliff Walkers is a snowy spy thriller set in […]

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Misha Green to Make Feature Directorial Debut With ‘Tomb Raider’ Sequel for MGM

Misha Green is taking on Lara Croft.The “Lovecraft Country” and “Underground” creator is set to make her feature directorial debut, writing and directing the next installment of “Tomb Raider” for MGM.Alicia Vikander will reprise her role as Lara Croft in the sequel to the 2018 action flick, which earned nearly $275M at the global box […]

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‘Shadow’ Trailer: Director Zhang Yimou Returns With Grace And Action In Beautiful New Film

The master of artful combat, Zhang Yimou, is ready to rebound with his next film, “Shadow.”After the disastrous and disappointing “The Great Wall,” Yimou seems to be going back to his roots, bringing an elegantly crafted martial arts movie that we’ve seen in more of his promising projects such as “House of Flying Daggers” and […]

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‘Burning’ Tops Asian Film Awards Nominations

Lee Chang-dong’s smoldering drama “Burning” picked up the largest number of nominations for the 2019 edition of the Asian Film Awards. The Korean adaptation of a Japanese short story was nominated in eight categories, including best film.Other best film nominees were Pema Tseden’s “Jinpa,” Wen Muye’s “Dying to Survive,” Rajkumar Hirani’s “Sanju,” and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s […]

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‘Shadow,’ ‘Elephant’ Take Top Honors at Politically-Tinged Golden Horse Awards

The atmosphere on stage at the Golden Horse film awards ceremony in Taiwan on Saturday was politically-tinged. But the destination of the top prizes, at the event usually considered as the most prestigious for Chinese-language cinema, was largely predictable.Powerful period drama, “Shadow” was the numerical winner, taking home four prizes, including best director for Zhang […]

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Zhang Yimou’s ‘Shadow’ Finds Cmc as Multi-Territory Buyer (Exclusive)

Cmc Pictures has picked up multi-territory rights to ‘Shadow,” the Zhang Yimou-directed action drama that premiered this week at the Venice Film Festival. The film continues its run this week at the Toronto Film Festival.The China-based Cmc Pictures has acquired rights in Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Africa in a […]

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