Saturday, May 12, 2007

House of Flying Co-Stars

Remember a few days ago when I enthused about Takeshi Kaneshiro & Tony Leung making a movie together for the first time in ages? Well... Takeshi is suddenly keeping busy. He's also reuniting with his House of Flying Daggers co-star Andy Lau in The Warlords. Lau, you'll recall, was Tony Leung's rival in Infernal Affairs the film which led to The Departed (Lau originating the Damon role, Leung the DiCaprio) The movies are so oroborus like, aren't they?



Lau is looking a little thick in this trailer. Jet Li also stars but since he's got third billing I'll assume it's a minor role (I thought he wasn't going to do action films any more?) This teaser seems to be cut from one single battle scene. Is it that narrow in narrative scope?

8 comments:

J.D. Judge said...

Maybe Jet Li won't kill anyone, maybe he's there as a dramatic role, non-actiony. I don't know. Ziyi's not in this, so I'm torn on whether to see it or not...

NATHANIEL R said...

surely you don't suggest that Ziyi is the only Asian superstar worth watching?!

;) sorry i know you have a thing for her

Chinese Odyssey said...

As a first time visitor,i dont know if you know this or not:

Tony, Takeshi Kaneshiro, and Chang Chen will team up again in John Woo's Red Cliff, which is now the most expensive Asian-financed film to date.

Here is a picture of three of them at press Conference:
http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/p/2007-05-10/19011548869.html

NATHANIEL R said...

welcome first time visitor!

I love all three of those actors (which you can see if you stick around) so thanks for letting me know! I knew Tony was in it but didn't realize about the other two.

Chinese Odyssey said...
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J.D. Judge said...

Of course I don't. But she's the ultimate incentive. The only it didn't work was Rush Hour 2. [sighs] I feel sad just thinking about it...

Colin said...

Jet Li notes that Fearless was his last "martial arts" film, so he claims technicality on action films because they don't have the attending moral/philosophical attitudes.

Anonymous said...

looks sort of like Nomad.