Rogue gets a name change

The highly anticipated action thriller Rogue, starring Jet Li, Jason Statham, Devon Aoki, Kane Kosugi and John Lone, is now going to be called War. I confirmed this at the IMDB website also. Interestingly, Lionsgate still has the www.roguethefilm.com website online, with the original name. I’m sure that’s going to change soon.

Jackie Chan and Jet Li Film Finally Greenlit?

Coming Soon reports that according to Variety, the long in development Jackie Chan and Jet Li pairing on film, has been flagging a go. The two will star together for the first time in a $70 million action-adventure that Relativity Media will finance. Robert Minkoff (The Lion King, Stuart Little) will direct, while martial arts expert Yuen Woo-Ping (The Master, The Matrix Trilogy) will create …
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Zhang Yimou’s Curse of the Golden Flower Trailer

The first teaser trailer for Zhang Yimou’s Curse of the Golden Flower is up, and it looks sweet. Judging by Yimou’s previous efforts, which include House of Flying Daggers, Jet Li’s Hero and Raise the Red Lantern, I’d say he’s well qualified to bring a beautifully directed piece of action-art to the screen again. Curse of the Golden Flower focuses on the …
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Stephen Chow Starts Work on Yangtze River 7 (Long River 7)

Shooting on Stephen Chow’s (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer) Long River 7 (Yangtze River 7) has started at an elementary school in Ningbo City in eastern China, according to several Chinese newspapers. Long River, also called the Yangtze River, is China’s longest and the world’s third longest river. Long River 7actually refers to a Chinese satellite, inspired by …
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Tony Jaa Appearing in New York

Martial Arts star Tony Jaa (Ong Bak, The Protector) will be signing posters and greeting fans on Tuesday, August 22nd at The Wat Gym, in New York City starting at 6PM in support of his new movie The Protectorwhich hits theaters in the U.S. on September 8, 2006. The Martial Arts studio is located at 31 Howard Street, on the …
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The Protector Trailer and Updates

The Protector is the highly anticipated full bodied action film starring International Martial Arts superstar, Tony Jaa (Ong Bak). The film revolves around a young Thai fighter (Jaa), who is shaped by ancient traditions, that is called to defend his people and their honor after outsiders ruin all that is sacred. Fueled by desire to protect a way …
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Bug, Foodfight! and More New Film Previews From Lions Gate

Lions Gate continues to be at the forefront of innovative horror film releases. But they also continue show their versatility and eagerness to promote and distribute off-center films that have the capability to enlighten and enact change. Below are synopses for some of their upcoming slate of films, including The U.S. Vs. John Lennon, about U.S. government …
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Exclusive District B13 Martial Arts Demonstration

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet the stars of the film District B13, which is in limited release right now. They were giving a demonstration in New York City of some of the techniques used in the film, a movement called Parkour, which uses urban surroundings. If you haven’t had a chance to …
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The Banquet (Ye Yan) Trailer

What do you get when mix the beauty of Zhang Ziyi, the fight choreography of Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix Trilogy, Kill Bill), and the direction of Xiaogang Feng (A World Without Thieves)… You get the Banquet. The Banquet is a loose adaptation of Hamlet, set in an empire in chaos. The film sounds like a Chinese soap opera, but with serious intentions, as an …
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Jet Li’s Fearless Trailer

Another film about ethnic identity… only Jet Li in Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) wears his cultural heritage with great pride. In Fearless, Jet Li plays a Martial Artist who dreams of continuing the legacy his father established as a world-class fighter in China. After reaching his goal, personal tragedy causes him to disappear for several years. He’s not heard from until …
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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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District B13 U.S. Teaser Trailer

Paris isn’t the open, artistic city it is now in 2010, according to District B13. No… The ghettos of Paris have surrounded by concrete barriers, keeping people in… and out. That is, until a nuclear bomb gets hijacked by a drug gang, looking to sell it on the black market. The real strength of District B13 is the amazing …
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