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China's Version of Kate Basinger and Chris Evans "Cellular"
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Posted 8/16/08
The table have turn, asian is remake Hollywood movie now
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Posted 8/16/08
wow! I hope it's as thrilling as the hollywood one...hahahaha


and Barbie....does she ever age?????

I mean she looks 22! when she actually is like around 32....how does she do it?!


hahahahahaha..she looks young! i think this could be her big break after MG!
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Wow... can't wait to see it.. the cellular is one of my fave films.. wonder how they do it...

i dunno how or why, but barbie looks different on this film pics.. oh well..
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hot-n-crispy wrote:

Wow... can't wait to see it.. the cellular is one of my fave films.. wonder how they do it...

i dunno how or why, but barbie looks different on this film pics.. oh well..


how different?
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Cool! can't wait to see this movie . . . I hope someone can upload it here.
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xiaochien_08 wrote:


hot-n-crispy wrote:

Wow... can't wait to see it.. the cellular is one of my fave films.. wonder how they do it...

i dunno how or why, but barbie looks different on this film pics.. oh well..


how different?


i'm not really sure.. but i guess the quality of the pics are different. she looks prettier here and more mature, i guess..
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Cool! can't wait to see this movie . . . I hope someone can upload it here.


agree! and with subs pleaaassee...
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Posted 8/19/08

hot-n-crispy wrote:


xiaochien_08 wrote:


hot-n-crispy wrote:

Wow... can't wait to see it.. the cellular is one of my fave films.. wonder how they do it...

i dunno how or why, but barbie looks different on this film pics.. oh well..


how different?


i'm not really sure.. but i guess the quality of the pics are different. she looks prettier here and more mature, i guess..


i guess her age and looks are her advantage, she can play mature roles (shes a single mother here) and at the same time she can still play younger roles coz she can really look young if she wants to..
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Connected Promo, Hong Kong, August 24









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Taiwan actress Barbie Hsu poses during a news conference on her new movie "Connected" in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008. Hollywood has been mining Asian movies for ideas for years, but now an American studio is remaking one of its home productions as a Chinese-language movie with local partners. Warner China Film HG, a joint venture between Warner Bros. and China's state-run China Film Group and Hengdian Group, is releasing "Connected" on Sept. 25, remaking the 2004 New Line Cinema thriller "Cellular," starring Kim Basinger. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)


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Hollywood thriller 'Cellular' gets Chinese remake, stars Louis Koo and Taiwan's Barbie Hsu

HONG KONG: Hollywood has been mining Asian movies for ideas for years — but now an American studio is remaking one of its home productions as a Chinese-language movie with local partners.

Warner China Film HG — a joint venture between Warner Bros. and China's state-run China Film Group and Hengdian Group — is releasing "Connected" on Sept. 25, remaking the 2004 New Line Cinema thriller "Cellular," starring Kim Basinger.

New Line Cinema was an independent studio that's now part of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

"Cellular" is about a kidnapped woman who makes a call to a random mobile phone seeking help.

"Connected" changes the setting to Hong Kong and switches the cast to Chinese-speaking actors — Hong Kong's Louis Koo, China's Liu Ye and Taiwan's Barbie Hsu.

While Hollywood has remade Asian movies for years — Martin Scorsese's "The Departed," the horror films "The Ring" and "The Grudge" are based on Asian movies — "Connected" is billed as the first Chinese remake of a Hollywood movie.

Hong Kong director Benny Chan, who directed "New Police Story" and "Rob-B-Hood," says "Connected" improves on "Cellular" by injecting Hong Kong-style action sequences.

"In my movie, I added many elements that Hong Kong action movies do best — human combat, action, flying cars," Chan told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday.

The director said he doesn't mind making a remake.

"What the world lacks most is good stories. If there's a story that investors think will work in the market and that I like, I don't think there's anything wrong with remaking it," Chan said.

"Cellular" made US$32 million in the U.S. and US$24.4 million abroad on a production budget of US$25 million, according to the box office tracking Web site Box Office Mojo.

"Connected" was budgeted at only US$5.8 million — even a conservative figure among growing Chinese movie budgets. John Woo's recent Chinese-language historical epic cost at least US$70 million.

Hollywood producer Roy Lee, who worked on many of the recent American remakes of Asian movies, says the effort makes financial sense "because it is taking ideas that worked well in one market and adapting them for others."

source: International Herald Tribune
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Posted 8/27/08
I love the movie Cellular. I just hope that the Chinese versions don't murder it..
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"Connected," is directed by renowned filmmaker Benny Chan. It won't open in theatres across Asia until September 25th, but this remake of the Hollywood action thriller "Cellular" is much anticipated.

Stars of the film include Louis Koo, Barbie Hsu, and Liu Ye. The story is about a single mother hurled by chance into a maelstrom of danger in a kidnap gone awry.

The production is rife with car chase scenes, gun battles, and pyrotechnics.


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Posted 9/25/08 , edited 9/25/08
Never saw the original but might watch this as Louis Koo is in it :x
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Connected gets big Hong Kong Gala Premier
Tags: benny chan, connected, film review, hong kong gala premier, louis koo






Bob’s life isn’t going well at all. A single father in a dead-end job as a debt collector, he’s trapped in a job that goes against his usual easy-going helpful nature and he’s under tremendous pressure to be a better dad, a better brother, a better worker, even a better person.


While dealing with all this and his sister’s threat to move to Australia with his son to force him to clean up his act, Bob receives a call out of the blue. It’s a stranger called Grace who claims a mysterious kidnapper is keeping her against her will and begs him to save her and her young daughter.

Is it just a prank? The detective he tried reporting the call to seem to think so but Bob’s instincts tell him that he may just be the only thing standing between them and a painful death. But does he have the mettle to rise above his own self-centred concerns and risk everything – including his own son – for two people he has never met and who may not even exist?

This is Benny Chan’s newly released Connected (Cantonese title: “Bo chi tung wah!”; Literal title: Maintain the telephone conversation) starring popular actors Louis Koo and Nick Cheung. The filmmakers, cast and crew just celebrated the Hong Kong Gala Premiere on September 19th 2008. The movie opens in Hong Kong next week while the cast and director kick off for a short Asian promotional tour beginning with Singapore, Malaysia.

With Benny Chan’s recent directorial successes such as New Police Story, Rob-B-Hood and Invisible Target - many say with Connected he has done it again.
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Posted 9/27/08
I didnt really enjoy cellular tht much so elts see which version is better can't wait ^^
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