China box office up 29.3% in 2014 Q1
Domestic films take 65% share
China Film Directors' Guild self-criticises
No award for Best Film and Best Director
Alibaba extends into film business
Giddens projects; crowd investment scheme
Grandmaster leads HK Film Award nominations
11 for Unbeatable, 9 for Rigor Mortis
Location Face-off: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia
Experience, incentives and facilities attract shoots
Wang Lee-hom to headline Annihilator
Chinese-American actor takes superhero role
Chan and Fan jump for Skiptrace
US-China co-production to be unveiled at Cannes
Li to star with 400 Boys
UK indie thriller to shoot in Pearl River region
Shanghai off to razzle-dazzle start
Chinese festival launches with exceptional red carpet parade
Shanghai secures world-class jury
Li Bingbing and Heather Graham to bring glamour to festival
Yang Gui Fei and Kwak agree to separate
South Korean director to be replaced mid-shoot
Bullets still flying at HK Film Awards
Films by Jiang Wen and Tsui Hark receive 13 nominations each
CineAsia closes with night of awards
Chang, Yan, Yoda, Halim, Zhang and Li recognised in Hong Kong
Li Bingbing to receive CineAsia award
Chinese actress honoured as star of the year
Bingbing to give gong in Tokyo
Festival jury members include Fan and Kobayashi Masahiro
Shanghai has starry opening
Feng Xiaogang and Susan Sarandon honoured
ScreenSingapore's red carpet unrolls
Chinese stars brings glamour to opening night
Tang leaves Party early
Wu Xia star's scenes cut from political epic.
Grammar gains Tokyo prize
Chinese language films score strongly
Snow Flower ploughs on without Zhang
Filming gets underway despite cast upheavals
Greater China stars join Hollywood productions
By Kevin Ma
Mon, 15 July 2013, 23:40 PM (HKT)
Five household-name stars from the Greater China area have been cast in major Hollywood productions.
In May, China's FAN Bingbing 范冰冰 was spotted in Canada for the shoot of Bryan SINGER's X-Men: Days of Future Past. The superhero film is Fan's second Marvel-related project after a cameo in the China version of Iron Man 3.
Meanwhile, TANG Wei 湯唯 and WANG Lee-hom 王力宏 are currently in Hong Kong shooting Cyber, a thriller about Chinese and American law enforcement agencies teaming up to combat cyber-terrorism. The Michael MANN film, co-starring Chris HEMSWORTH, began its Hong Kong shoot in early June, and it is expected to go on until later this month. October Pictures Ltd 拾月堂製作有限公司 is assisting with production in the city.
The latest Chinese star to go to Hollywood is HAN Geng 韓庚. The pop star announced in the early hours of Monday morning that he is joining the cast of Michael BAY's Transformers: Age of Extinction. Han, who has led a successful solo career in China after leaving South Korean boy band Super Junior, is the second Greater China star to join the cast after LI Bingbing 李冰冰's casting was announced in May.
Production for Transformers 4 has begun in the United States. It is set to shoot in Hong Kong and China in the autumn.