Father Geek here posting another far east report from Ye Meng, fast becoming the Ozymandias of that part of the world, and I love it. Give us a dozen reporters like Ye and Ozy and AICN will rule the entertainment scooping world. Here's Ye's latest...
Ye is here!
Yesterday, Jackie Chan showed up at a news conference in Hong Kong. During the conference, Ying Huang (?) Film Group announced a plan of making The Higbinders with Jackie Chan next September. As a "Hollywood movie", according to the company, it has the investment of $40 million US (record-breaking in Hong Kong?). Jackie Chan has become a non-executive director of the company. Also, Rush Hour II will officially start its shooting on November 13th in Hong Kong. I apologize for not being able to provide you more info. Looks like the reporters had kept their focus on a rumored scandal involving Jackie Chan and a young girl despite Jackie's "no comment " tactics.
(Sources: Apple Daily & Ming Pao)
At least three projects will keep Tsui Hark busy next year. The first one is a love story with Hong Kong star Leslie Cheung (Farewell, My Concubine) as the leading man. The second one is Xi You Ji (A Journey to the West), which had been planned for many years. Xi You Ji is a centuries old novel with a fantasy tale of a Chinese monk (Tang Seng) and three of his disciples, the Monkey King (Sun Wu Kong), a pig (Zhu Ba Jie) and Sha He Shang, travelling to India for sacred Buddhist books. It is full of stories of gods, monsters, devils and witches. Leslie Cheung will likely play the Monkey King. The third project is Black Mask II without Jet Li.
(Source: the Internet)