Good, Bad, Don't Know: Gong Li Goes Chow Yun-fat On Ken Watanabe And John Cusack

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Honestly, I really don't know anything about this film, but I kind of just wanted to post on it simply because I got to use Chow Yun-fat as a verb - and really - that's all I need.

"Shanghai," starring John Cusack, Chow Yun-fat, Gong Li and Ken Watanabe, is their first Asian production. The Weinstein Co. gave the time frame for the release of the World War II-era thriller "Shanghai" in a statement sent to The Associated Press.

The project has been hit by several delays. Chinese movie officials blocked filmmakers from shooting in the country because of concerns about its script [...]

"Shanghai," directed by Sweden's Mikael Hafstrom, is about an American intelligence official (Cusack) who investigates his friend's death in the months before the Pearl Harbor attack. The production moved to London for interior shots and to the Thai capital, Bangkok, where film crews built an elaborate set that reproduced 1940s Shanghai. Filmmakers said during a set visit in August 2008 that the movie was aiming for a U.S. release that Christmas, but those plans were postponed.

The Weinstein Co. said in its statement Thursday that it is "looking toward opening the film in Asia this fall," but an American release date has not been set.

So while it could suck - or be really tasty because it does have some great people in it (and yes, that's the word I'm going for right now if only because I'm very hungry) - I make no judgements.
I'm just happy that again, I got to use Chow Yun-fat as a verb.