Saturday, February 9, 2008

赤壁 The Battle of Red Cliff

Yes finally new movie based on 罗贯中's Romance of the Three Kingdoms. There has been some publicity incited for the movie already despite having its official release date projected to be around September this year. Not so surprising when you see the names of the cast featured in the film. John Woo, director of the film, considers his cast a dream team. The stars include Takeshi Kaneshiro as 诸葛亮, Tony Leung as 周瑜, Lin Chi Ling and Vicki Zhao.

Already hailed an epic, the film is the most expensive Asian movie to be filmed to date staggering at US$80 million. According to the production team, the movie may have 2 episodes due to the amount of content. Expect this to be almost as good as LOTR. Still, I'm excited for the Chinese world. Oh according to Wikipedia, the Chinese government views the film as a showcase of Chinese History and wants it released before the Olympic Games.

On a side note, one of my dream games would be a 3D ROTK MMO. It would be undoubtedly one of the most anticipated and best selling games of All time.

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