Third annual Asian Film Award nominations

Below is a complete list of nominations for the third annual Asian Film Awards, an event organizers hope will grow to become the Oscars of Asia, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Martial artist and actress Michelle Yeoh will head the jury that selects the winners, which will be announced in Hong Kong during a March …
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Jackie Chan may be the next Mr. Miyagi

Jackie Chan is in negotiations to star in Columbia Picture’s remake of 80’s hit The Karate Kid. Chan would play the role of Mr. Miyagi, originally played by the late Pat Morita. These developments are according to a posting by The Hollywood Reporter. Columbia also just signed Harald Zwart (Agent Cody Banks, upcoming The Pink …
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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor game now online

AOL and Universal Pictures have teamed to debut a thrilling online adventure for movie fans and gamers alike: The Dragon Emperor’s Challenge – a series of eight games inspired by Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic adventure The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. The promotion also includes a sweepstakes with daily prize giveaways and Grand Prizes …
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Diesel’s sci-fi flick Babylon A.D. gets a trailer

Vin Diesel is back, but not in Hannibal the Conqueror (that’s still on tap though). He’s starring in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Babylon A.D. Diesel plays another mercenary, this time named Thoorop, who takes on the job of escorting a woman from Russia to China. The featurette I watched a few months ago for this …
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Weinsteins, Andy Lau and 300 producer Krantz form new martial arts movie label

The Weinstein Company, internationally acclaimed director Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs) and prolific producer Tony Krantz (24, Mulholland Drive) have formed the new martial arts label Qi (pronounced ‘Chee’) to produce the next generation of sophisticated, high-quality, English language martial arts films that will feature leading international martial arts superstars. The company has begun working on …
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Jet Li’s War trailer online

The film once called Rogue, now called War, finally has a trailer. Looks like lots of action, as one should expect from a film starring Jet Li and Jason “Transporter” Statham. This film was supposed to be “highly anticipated” though. I am not sure if the trailer says classic to me. Here’s a synopsis: After …
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Danny Boyle’s Sunshine Trailer Intro

Sunshine is Danny Boyle’s (28 Days Later, Millions, Trainspotting) newest thriller, set 50 years into the future. The Sun begins to die, and Earth is decaying as a result. A team of astronauts are sent to revive the Sun, but the mission fails. Seven years later, a second team is sent to complete the failed mission as Earth’s …
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Weinstein’s to Build Huge Library of Asian Cinema

Bob and Harvey Weinstein recently announced the unveiling of Dragon Dynasty, a new label under which all The Weinstein Company’s Asian titles will be released, including “Ong Bak 2,” “The Protector” (aka “Tom Yum Goong”), “Born to Fight”, “SPL”, “Seven Swords” and “Dragon Squad”, as well as a package of high profile titles, which was licensed from Fortune Star Entertainment: the distribution division of News Corporation’s …
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