By Anthony James, Staff Writer 

reel_filmBale returns to China

Ending rumors that Leonardo Decaprio or Tom Cruise would take a role in Zhang Yimou's highly anticipated new film Jinling Shi San Chai (Nanjing Heroes), it was announced that the featured Hollywood A-lister would be Christian Bale. This would mark the return Far East of the critically acclaimed actor after his film debut in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun.

By Anthony James, Staff Writer  

reel_filmBale returns to China

Ending rumors that Leonardo Decaprio or Tom Cruise would take a role in Zhang Yimou's highly anticipated new film Jinling Shi San Chai (Nanjing Heroes), it was announced that the featured Hollywood A-lister would be Christian Bale. This would mark the return Far East of the critically acclaimed actor after his film debut in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun.

Bale will be playing a missionary in 1930's Nanjing during the infamous massacre. The story will be based on a novella which tells the story of a group of young people seeking refuge along with Chinese soldiers during the turmoil.

This will be the first time that the famous fifth-generation director Zhang Yimou will be working with Christian Bale. Shooting began in January. 

reel_filmChan promotes new film with co-star Fan Bingbing

 

World renowned actor and martial artist Jackie Chan is promoting his new film, Shaolin, with co-stars Fan Bingbing and Andy Lau. The film is a remake of Jet Li's 1982 Shaolin Temple and will feature 1,000 of the famous Shaolin monks which have been portrayed in Bruce Lee films as well as in David Carradine's Kung Fu. The choreography was completed by Cory Yuen, who also did X-Men and Lethal Weapon 4 fight scenes.

 

reel_filmAvatar-like film to center around China's Bigfoot

 

China is home to the famous legend of the Yuren, China's version of the North American Sasquatch. In seeking the same multi-million dollar success that James Cameron's 3D epic Avatar had in the past year in China, it has been announced that a 3D film that will feature the cryptozoological creature is currently in production. The film will cost around US$15 million and will be financed by a Beijing company.

 

U.S. scientists have sought the renowned beast for decades, the last thorough search occurring 30 years ago.

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