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    Joe Cornish To Helm Spy Thriller 'Section 6,' Channing Tatum Eyes 'The Son' To Direct & More

    Joe Cornish—Edgar Wright's frequent screenwriting partner—made a splash a few years ago with his feature-length directorial debut “Attack The Block” and since then he’s been rumored to take on films like the next “Star Trek” installment, but it seems the British director has thought it best to stick...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Zhang Yimou's 'Coming Home'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand to Zhang Yimou's "Coming Home." A 20th-century-spanning romantic drama about a Chinese dissident, the film stars Gong Li and Chen Daoming, and is currently in post-production.

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    Sony Classics to Release Zhang Yimou's Latest, 'Coming Home'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American, Latin American, Australian and New Zealand rights to Zhang Yimou's latest "Coming Home," starring Gong Li. This marks the company's whopping twelfth collaboration with Yimou (best known for "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers"). "Coming Home" is cu...

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    Zhang Yimou Goes Hollywood With Robert Ludlum Thriller 'The Parsifal Mosaic'

    While 2011’s “The Flowers Of War” starred Christian Bale and had 40% of its dialogue in English, Zhang Yimou has mostly stayed away from the Hollywood machine, preferring to continue working in his native county. Universal, however, seems to have found a way to lure the “Hero” director stateside.

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    Zhang Yimou Replaces Tim Burton On Josh Brolin-Starring 'Quasimodo'

    File this under: Projects You Forgot About. Way back in 2011, it emerged that Tim Burton and Josh Brolin were teaming on a new big screen version of Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame," with a script from Kieran and Michele Mulroney, the writing pair behind the upcoming "Sherlock Holmes: A G...

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    Marrakech '12: Zhang Yimou Talks Working With Christian Bale, The Growing Chinese Box Office & More

    Zhang Yimou ("Raise the Red Lantern," "Ju Dou," "Hero," "House of the Flying Daggers") has been making movies in his homeland of China, from within the system, for the past two and a half decades. During this time, he has witnessed, and participated in, the gradual, incremental thawing of Chinese re...

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    Review: Overwrought & Superficial ‘Flowers Of War’ Never Even Blooms

    While the historically overlooked massacre and genocide of China's city of Nanking is experiencing a resurgence in cultural awareness (and therefore cinema) as an under-remembered tragedy worth memorializing (see the 2007 documentary "Nanking"), the brutal events – Japan killing ...

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    Wrekin Hill To Take U.S. Rights To Zhang Yimou’s ‘The Flowers Of War’ Starring Christian Bale

    There is still a lot of time for things to play out in the awards season race, but often there are indicators as to how far (or not) a film will go. While on paper, two-time Best Foreign Film nominee Zhang Yimou directing Christian Bale in a period piece war movie seems like a no-brainer, "The ...

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    Zhang Yimou's "Flowers of War" Finds American Home

    China’s Oscar entry, “The Flowers of War” directed by Zhang Yimou (“Hero”) and starring Christian Bale, has been acquired by Wrekin Hill Entertainment in association with Row 1 Productions for North American distribution. It will open in New York, Los Angeles and San Fr...

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    'Heroes Of Nanking' With Christian Bale Now Titled 'The Flowers Of War'

    Today, the Toronto International Film Festival was host to twenty minutes of "The Flowers Of War," the new film from Zhang Yimou seeking a distributor. If you're confused, thinking that the world was finally going to get a look at "Heroes Of Nanking," don't worry, it's the same movie, with Christian Bale as an American priest who helps a number of local women take shelter during the Nanking Massacre of 1937. The synopsis also suggests they "fight back," though the original title is much more aggressive than the new, more graceful one. Both are a bit too melodramatic for our taste, and we suspect to most this will be "that Chinese movie with B...

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