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[Movie] Bodyguards and Assassins
« on: June 07, 2009, 10:03:55 AM »

Bodyguards and Assassins (十月围城) is a 2010 Chinese/Hong Kong action/drama film featuring an all-star cast including Donnie Yen, Leon Lai and Nicholas Tse. It tells the story of a group of bodyguards protecting Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) from assassins in 1905 Hong Kong.

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Re: [Movie] Bodyguards and Assassins
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 10:10:26 AM »
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Asia signs up 'Bodyguards'

Cinema Popular inks raft of pacts

We Distribution has inked multiple territory deals around Asia for the Donnie Yen actioner "Bodyguards and Assassins" at Cannes, an early success for the Cinema Popular shingle. The $23 million "Bodyguards," formerly known as "Dark October," is currently lensing in Shanghai with Yen, Leon Lai, Nicholas Tse, Eric Tsang and Hu Jun. Pic is produced by Peter Ho-Sun Chan and Huang Jianxin and is the first of five pics on their Cinema Popular slate.

Mediacorp Raintree Pictures and Festive Films co-acquired for the territory of Singapore. Malaysia and Brunei rights go to RAM Entertainment while PT Teguh Bakti Mandiri picked up for Indonesia. Parkit Films took Vietnam and Applause Entertainment will handle Taiwan. Pic features three-time world kickboxing champion Cung Le and also marks the debut of Li Yuchun, past winner of China's "American Idol"-styled singing contest "Super Girl."
http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=festivals&jump=story&id=1061&articleid=VR1118003828

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Cinema Popular unveils $23m historical epic Bodyguards & Assassins

Start-up production and financing outfit Cinema Popular is unveiling its debut production today at Filmart – $23m historical epic Bodyguards And Assassins – to be directed by Teddy Chen. The film, which starts shooting in early April, features a host of Hong Kong and Chinese stars including Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Nicholas Tse and Chinese actor Wang Xueqi (Forever Enthralled).

The long-gestating project, which Chen has been developing for ten years, revolves around an assassination attempt on the founder of modern China, Sun Yat-sen. The production team has constructed elaborate sets at studios outside Shanghai, including a recreation of 1905 Hong Kong. In addition to Cinema Popular, the film is backed by China Film Group and Shanghai Media Group, amongst other investors. The high-profile ensemble cast also includes Hu Jun, Tong Leung Ka-fai, Eric Tsang, Simon Yam, Fan Bing-bing, Wang Po-chieh and Zhou Yun.

Launched in February, Cinema Popular is a joint venture between Peter Ho-sun Chan and Chinese filmmaker Huang Jianxin’s We Pictures and Beijing-based Polybona. Chan has created Cinema Popular in response to the rapid box office growth in mainland China. The company, which is investing around $73m in 15 films over three years, is overhauling the financing model for Hong Kong-China co-productions.

"A few years ago, China would contribute 25% of the budget and recoup around 30-40%," explains Chan. "But in the present climate, China is accounting for around 60-70% of the recoupment. Therefore we should be raising a bigger proportion of the budget from mainland China."
http://www.screendaily.com/ScreenDailyArticle.aspx?intStoryID=43743
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Re: [Movie] Bodyguards and Assassins
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009, 10:01:26 AM »
No shit! Sun Yat-sen finally gets a big screen biopic! AKA Father of Modern China. The one who got everyone to stop shaving their heads half way with degrading pony tail.

Tony Leung Ka Fai looks nothing like him :lol:


And haven't seen Nic Tse do shit in a long time. Not that I think he's great, he's like #2 on HK Douchebags List.


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Re: [Movie] Bodyguards and Assassins
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2009, 02:35:51 AM »

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Re: [Movie] Bodyguards and Assassins
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 08:08:18 AM »
I never considered Leon as a credible artist (bad singer/actor, general stiff) but shit, he looking fucking CRAZY in these stills:

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Leon Lai's costume stills from film "Bodyguards and Assassins" [Photo: ent.sina.com.cn]



Leon Lai's costume stills in upcoming film "Bodyguards and Assassins" are released on the internet. :thumbup

The veteran actor plays one of the bodyguards who were united in a mission to protect Sun Yat-Sen against a series of assassinations when he was in Hong Kong in 1905.

The 150-million-yuan project, produced by Peter Chan, gathered a lineup of A-list stars, including Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing, Nicholas Tse, Wang Xueqi, and mainland talent show sensation Li Yuchun.

The film will hit screens in December 2009.

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Re: [Movie] Bodyguards and Assassins
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2009, 10:38:23 AM »
another poster!


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Re: [Movie] Bodyguards and Assassins
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Re: [Movie] Bodyguards and Assassins
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2009, 09:06:27 PM »
Here's the Taiwanese trailer:
Bodyguards & Assassins - Taiwanese Trailer

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Re: [Movie] Bodyguards and Assassins
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2009, 03:22:40 AM »
what a stunning cast ... :w00t: ...I bet it will be a stunning movie too.. :twothumbs
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PS: Fan Bing Bing ... :wub:

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Re: [Movie] Bodyguards and Assassins
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2009, 03:36:58 AM »
Pix from the stellar premiere ceremony was held in Hong Kong on Sunday for the highly anticipated film.







Chris Lee Li Yuchun 李宇春- is actually pretty cute, her first acting role too.


here she sings the theme



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Re: [Movie] Bodyguards and Assassins
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2010, 09:05:33 AM »
The cast and crew of "Bodyguards and Assassins" held a celebration party on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 in Beijing as the film's box office has exceeded 208 million yuan. Cast member Li Yuchun had a nice time talking with Simon Yam, who plays her father in the epic. [Photo: CRIonline/CFP]


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Re: [Movie] Bodyguards and Assassins
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Re: [Movie] Bodyguards and Assassins
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2010, 10:33:12 AM »
HK Film "Bodyguards and Assassins" 9 Golden Horse Award nominations



The 47th Taiwan Golden Horse Award Ceremony announced its nomination list yesterday. Hong Kong film Bodyguards and Assassins directed by Teddy Chen received 9 nominations including for Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Male Supporting and 5 other nominations. It is the highest nominated HK film. Yesteday director Teddy Chen expressed happily: "Very happy, we spent a decade preparing to shoot this film. (Who do you support to win?) I hope Wang Xueqi wins, he performed very well. As someone from Mainland portraying a Hong Kong businessman, he did very well."

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Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU

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Re: [Movie] Bodyguards and Assassins
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2012, 07:57:50 PM »
 :thumbsup for the story and actress who play the role  :twothumbs

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