Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Auteur Update

Wong Kar Wai is back after the luscious yet lackluster My Blueberry Nights. His latest is a new-ish version of his 1994 epic, entitled Ashes of Time: Redux. The martial arts film stars all sorts of Hong Kong megastars and Kar Wai regulars such as Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin and Carina Lau. Considering it's the only film of Kar Wai's I've yet to see, I'm pretty excited, and that's maximized by the usual dazzling visuals promised by the trailers. The Redux opens on October 10.

The most impressive, enticing (unfortunately oversized) trailer can be found here.

The least impressive, less enticing (fortunately small) trailer is right here:

Danish mastermind Lars von Trier is set to begin production in Germany on his horror film entitled Antichrist. Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg have just been cast in the film as a couple dealing with the death of their daughter in an isolated cabin in the woods (Bloody Disgusting). The film is said to be of the psychological thriller vein and yet you know things will inevitably get ultra-vicious in true von Trier style. This one can't come soon enough!


1minutefilmreview said...

Can't wait to see the redux version. Von Trier's latest offer sounds cool.

Adam said...

Not that it was bad officially, but perhaps we'll get a redux of 'My Blueberry Nights,' with added Tony Leung.