Trailers: One for "The Astronaut Farmer," in which the Polish brothers dip their matching big toes into the mainstream, here. We’ve ever been big fans , but…urgh. One for "Da Dian Ying Zhi Shu Bai Yi (The Great Movie: Tens of Billions)," here. Link from MonkeyPeaches, where they describe the film as the Chinese equivalent of "Scary Movie." The film apparently spoofs "House of Flying Daggers," "Kung Fu Hustle," "Infernal Affairs," "In the Mood for Love," "2046" and others, and opens in China later this month. We would die to see any spoof of Wong Kar Wai‘s oeuvre, but how the hell does one possibly make fun of "Kung Fu Hustle"?
Clifford Coonan at Variety reports that Jet Li, Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro will star in $40-million historical epic "Ci Ma (This Violent Land)," to be directed by Peter Ho-Sun Chan of "Perhaps Love" and "Comrades: Almost a Love Story":
"Ci Ma" is an heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi. The story was filmed by Zhang Che in 1973 as "The Blood Brothers."
Demme and his crew will follow Carter across the U.S., through red states and blue, to bookstores and talk shows and Wal-Marts, as he undertakes a book tour for his new tome, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." At the same time, Carter, who has written more than 20 books, will speak about how to achieve peace in the Mideast and his lifelong philosophy of human compassion.
Also at the Hollywood Reporter, Etan Vlessing writes that MGM has picked up the writes to "A Dog’s Breakfast," an indie comedy shot by the cast and crew of "Stargate Atlantis" and "Stargate SG-1" while on production hiatus. No, Richard Dean Anderson did not participate.
+ Trailer: The Astronaut Farmer (Warner Bros)
+ Trailer: THE GREAT MOVIE: TENS OF BILLIONS (Real Media) (G-film.com)
+ Asian actors salute the past in war epic (Variety)
+ Demme helms docu on Carter for Participant (Hollywood Reporter)
+ MGM serving ‘Breakfast’ with comedy (Hollywood Reporter)