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Second Trailer for Tsui Hark’s Detective Dee and the Mystery of Phantom Flame

The story takes place in 690AD, during the time when Empress Wu Ze Tian was preparing to ascend the throne. Everything was the ready and people of the Chang-An city are holding celebrations every night to commemorate the big day. Just when nothing could possibly go wrong, a series of unexplainable deaths begin to occur, creating panic within the city.

Devastated, Empress Wu calls upon the only person she knows who can solve the crimes – the infamous Detective Dee, whom she sent on exile for defying her. Dee returns to Her Majesty’s service and as he sets out to unveil the truth, he is confronted with further danger and bizarre events…

[via Film Smash]

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First Trailer for Tsui Hark’s Detective Dee and the Mystery of Phantom Flame

Great first trailer for Tsui Hark’s upcoming (September 23rd) Wuxia adventure Detective Dee and the Mystery of Phantom Flame starring Andy Lau, Carina Liu, Li Bing Bing and Tony Leung.

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Synopsis

The story takes place in 690AD, during the time when Empress Wu Ze Tian was preparing to ascend the throne. Everything was the ready and people of the Chang-An city are holding celebrations every night to commemorate the big day. Just when nothing could possibly go wrong, a series of unexplainable deaths begin to occur, creating panic within the city.

Devastated, Empress Wu calls upon the only person she knows who can solve the crimes – the infamous Detective Dee, whom she sent on exile for defying her. Dee returns to Her Majesty’s service and as he sets out to unveil the truth, he is confronted with further danger and bizarre events…

[via Wu-Jing.org]

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Sneak Preview for Tsui Hark’s Detective Dee

Last saturday, a first sneak preview of Tsui Hark’s Detective Dee and the Mystery of Phantom Flame has screened during a press conferenz in den Hengdian studios. The footage isn’t officially released yet but thanks to somebody brave with a camera phone we’re able to take a first (shaky, dark and unfocused) peek for ourselves…

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[via Kung Fu Cinema & Wu-Jing.org]

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Concept Art for Tsui Hark’s Detective Dee and the Mystery of Phantom Flame

Chinese entertainment portal Sina has released some concept artwork from director Tsui Hark’s historical thriller Detective Dee and the Mystery of Phantom Flame. Reason enough for me to finally write an article on the project.
The film takes place in the Tang Dynasty and tells the story of the detective Di Ren Jie (or Dee) who gets called back from exile by the Chinese empress Wu Zetian to solve a series of mysterious deaths of high court officials. During his investigations Dee gains support from the bustling commander Bei and a master of disguise names Ghost Doctor.
Next to Hong Kong’s darling Andy Lau, Carina Lau (Ashes of Time), Li Bing Bing (Forbidden Kingdom), Tony Leung Kar Fai (Election) and Lau Ching Wan (Mad Detective) will star in this 13 million US$ production. Sammo Hung will be responsible for choreographing the action scenes. Shootings have begun in May, Detective Dee is supposed to start his investigations in Asian theaters in next summer.

[via Wu-Jing.org]

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