For some reason, the people promoting the Four must really like Crystal Liu. I mean, she’s in practically every picture they release. Not that I’m complaining or anything.
Anyways, here are some images of the Four for you guys to enjoy:
Wu Dang also got some more images released, though they wont’ do much for you if you already didn’t care about the film.
Both of these movies are very different in style, and it will be interesting to see how they do when they are released. Wu Dang already released a final trailer, but I’m still waiting on the Four to do so.
Time to catch up with all of the news that’s been floating around. Let’s start off with a sweet new poster for the Expendables 2:
Twitch says that this is the final poster for the film, and it looks pretty sweet. Hopefully there will be more trailers coming out, as I’d like to know more about the story and who will be fighting who.
Next up is a trailer for Jean Claude Van Damme’s Six Bullets:
While I’m glad that JCVD is getting more jobs recently, this seems like it’s almost the exact same as Taken was. Given the fact that Taken 2 will be out in October and this comes out in August, I’m curious how strong these connections are going to be.
Lastly, a final trailer has been released for Wu Dang:
To be honest, I’m not sold on the film. It still looks too showy to me, and I don’t think the action will be that good. While I’ll try to grab a copy when it come out, I don’t think I’ll be in any rush to do so.
I’ve been curious about Wu Dang ever since I saw the first trailer. Skipping over all of the Vincent Zhao drama, Wu Dang looked like a movie that could be hit or miss for me. I thought there was a lot of wirework going on, and I was right. There is a TON of wirework in this film, judging by the making of video that has been released. Sorry, it’s not subbed.
I know that some people out there like wirework, and I typically don’t mind it. It just seems really excessive to me, like every move is showy and exaggerated (like Fan Siu Wong saving those ducks.) If you like that sort of thing, Wu Dang may be your cup of tea.
I don’t think I’ll be rushing out to see this one anytime soon, but I’ll be sure to check it out to see if it’s what I expect and for review purposes.
Wu Dang comes out on July 17th, so there is still plenty of time for Wu Dang to sway my opinion as well.
Wu Dang will be opening debut at the 65th Annual Cannes International Film Festival. I doubt there would be a better time to get promotional work going so people start talking about the movie, right? Which is why I’m puzzled why the promotional posters for Wu Dang look like….this:
To me, this just doesn’t promote anything. First of all, most of the poster is blank, and what is filled is just a rainbow stream across the top. I don’t think this has anything to do with the movie itself (which is a treasure-hunting martial arts film) and looks more like a lazily done project. To be honest, these stills from the film sell the movie better than the posters do.
While I may be coming down pretty hard on Wu Dang, I am still curious to see how it does. You have Vincent Zhao, Min Yang, and Fan Siu-wong in the cast, so it could be pretty good. I’m hoping for a better trailer so that I can see more action, as what they have shown so far is mostly wirework.
With the July 17th release date approaching, I honestly hope that a better poster comes out, cause these are just sad.
A few weeks have passed since the last time Wu Dang made it into the news, but there is a fresh new trailer to get people talking once more. Patrick Leung is directing the movie, while Louis Fan (Fan Siu-Wong) Dennis To, Min Yang, Xu Jiao and Vincent Zhao will be all be playing roles.
Check out the trailer here, courtesy of MTime:
To me, it looks like the movie will be very wire-heavy, which is a shame. I hope that there is more to the action than floaty slow motion effects, but there isn’t too much choreography on display either. Corey Yuen did a great job choreographing Shaolin, so there is plenty of potential for this movie to be great as well.
It’s been a while since I’ve talked about Special Identity, and that’s probably a good thing. Accusations have started to drop off and the flames have been fanned out. Shu Qui even started up her blog once again, which is always a good sign of things. Hopefully, this means that we’ve passed that “drama” stage and the next time we hear about this movie, it will be with footage and images to back it up.
There have been some images circulating the internet lately, and I wanted to share them with you guys. While Vincent Zhao is no longer attached to the film, we have some images of what we could have expected from him and his role.
It’s still sad to know that these guys won’t be trading blows anytime soon, but at least we know that Andy On, Collin Chou, and Donnie Yen will do their best to bring quality work to their audience. These images do look cool, so hopefully we’ll get some other pictures with the new cast soon for comparison purposes.
No, this isn’t an April Fools joke (if it is, I’m gonna be bummed I fell for it.) Mtime has reported that Collin Chou was initially asked to co-star in the Special Identity, but had to turn it down due to scheduling issues. It’s not clear if he would have played Zhao’s role, or if it was a separate character entirely. His character is currently being negotiated and will be announced soon. Either way, it’s great news to hear that he’s on board with the project.
Special Identity is trying really hard to recover from all of the negative press it’s received lately. After getting Andy On to play Vincent’s role, it’s even been confirmed that there will be a 10 minute fight sequence between him and Donnie. While it’s hard to judge how the movie will be until we see some actual footage, the sparks really flew the last time Donnie and Chou exchanged blows, so I think we can expect good things.
I’m glad that Special Identity is still in the works and is avoiding all of the drama that is being attached to the name. While the stars may not have let things go yet, at least some people know there’s still a movie to film.
There are numerous sources on this article, but I mainly used the Actionist (Eric Jacobus’ blog) for my info. So you can blame him if it’s some kind of crazy joke…or just visit his site since it’s a great place to get info as well.