Thursday, April 17, 2008

Forbidden Kingdom Preview Clip

New preview clips are available for the Forbidden Kingdom.

Here they are:

A drunken Lu Yan (Jackie Chan) arrives to save young Jason from the evil War Lord's soldiers

The White Haired Assassin (Li Binbing) is a tough opponent!

Escape On Horseback
Lu Yan and Jason make their escape on horseback.

Jason (Michael Angarano),
Lu Yan aka the drunken kungfu master (Jackie Chan), Golden Sparrow (Liu Yefei)
and the enigmatic and skillful Silent Monk (Jet Li)

Drunken Master (Jackie Chan) vs Silent Monk (Jet Li): Showdown

Jet Li and Jackie Chan battle it out for the staff as the Silent Monk and the Drunken Immortal in The Forbidden Kingdom.

Cherry blossom fight

Should watch the extended preview of the Forbidden Kingdom too.

Girl fight: Golden Sparrow (Liu Yefei) vs the white haired Assassin (Li Bingbing)

Despite what Jet Li and Jackie Chan may have asserted about the movie, I'm quite sure fans of the two kung fu masters will be enjoy this movie!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Forbidden Kingdom Charitable Auction of Signed Posters

If you like Jackie Chan and jet Li and wants to do something good for your karma then you may take part to the charitable auction Lionsgate is currently hosting.

Several exclusive 'THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM' posters signed by Jackie Chan (!!!), Yifei Liu, Michael Angarano, Collin Chou, Rob Minkoff, and John Fusco benefiting The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation are waiting for you:

Benefits The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation

This auction will run til April 22, 2008. So hurry up to bid!

Such an initiative from Lionsgate and Jackie Chan is really nice. Thumbs up for the Forbidden Kindom.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Forbidden Kingdom Cast Interview

Here below an interview by Coming Soon of Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano and Collin Chou about the Forbidden Kingdom, upcoming kung-fu movie starring both Jackie Chan and Jet Li:

The Chinese in background isenough to make one to feel sleepy... Fortunately, the movie itself will be much more dynamic than this interview. Check the previews of the Forbidden Kingdom you'll understand what I mean!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Forbidden Kingdom Behind The Scenes Featurette

Although they are said to downplay their roles in the Forbidden Kingdom Jackie Chan and Jet Li did enjoy working together on this movie.
Indeed a behind-the-scenes featurette has been released and both Jackie Chan and Jet Li look like they enjoyed the filming.

Here below the Behind the scenes clip of the Forbidden Kingdom :

Kung Fu Superstars
Jackie Chan and Jet Li work with Yuen Woo Ping to create incredible fight sequences.

I heard that Jackie Chan and Jet Li are planning to work together again. But this time on a real kung fu movie: it promises great pictures!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Forbidden Kingdom Extended Preview

An extended preview clip of the Forbidden Kingdom has been released. It features a scene where Michael Angarano is learning the basics of Kung Fu from both kung fu Masters Jet Li and Jackie Chan at the same time.

Here below the extended preview of the Forbiddden Kingdom:

I prefer Jackie Chan to Jet Li: he looks much more friendly than Jet Li.

I hope we'll have some more preview clips before the official release of The Forbidden Kingdom (not too many though, I fear they spoil the movie...).

Friday, March 7, 2008

Forbidden Kingdom New Poster

I just found A new poster of the Forbidden Kingdom on flickr

Here it is:
(click the poster to enlarge it.)

The Battle for Eternity is the fantasy of a lifetime.

This last poster of the Forbidden Kingdom is more stylish than the former one.
I love it!

NB: this picture is linked from filmz at: picture source

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Forbidden Kingdom TV Spot

TV spots are going to pop up for The Forbidden Kingdom, upcoming kung fu movie with both Jackie Chan and Jet Li in the cast.

Here the first TV spots of the Forbidden Kingdom:

Big Action
Big Adventure
Big fun

Jet Li & Jackie Chan together for the first time!

The Forbidden Kingdom.

Our two kung fu heroes acknowledge that they're getting old: they are kung fu masters, not students anymore.

Update: The Forbidden has been a real success since its opening a week ago. The production want to thrive further in the wake of this success wave with a new TV clip:

Very Sharp,
Great Humor,
Great Fun,
Jackie Chan and Jet Li at the top of their game!

The Forbidden Kingdom

If you haven't seen it already I can but strongly recommend to go watch the Forbidden Kingdom right away!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Forbidden Kingdom Extended Trailer

An extended trailer had shown up for The Forbidden Kingdom. And I'm damned fond of The Forbidden Kingdom now! Indeed, there is everything I may look for in a kung fu movie: martial art, an initiation (Angarano has a lot to learn), magic, great kung fu actors (namely Jackie Chan and Jet Li), a nice girl (Liu Yefei) and a real and interesting plot.

Here below the extended trailer of The Forbidden Kingdom:

So impatient to see this kung fu / adventure movie now!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Forbidden Kingdom Trailer 2

The second trailer of Forbidden Kingdom, upcoming movie starring both Jet Li and Jackie Chan, has been released.

Here it is:

Kung Fu fighters will may have a good time watching the two stars. But keep in mind that this movie targets a North American public.
To my viewpoint it`s better like this: there will be a better plot even if less action.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Forbidden Kingdom Poster

Here below the official posters of the Forbidden Kingdom:
(Click on a poster to enlarge it.)

Forbidden Kingdom PosterForbidden Kingdom International Poster Singapore
Forbidden Kingdom International Poster Korea

Jackie Chan and Jet Li bound by the J!

And look at those gorgeous character posters:

The Forbidden Kingdom - Jackie Chan as the Drunken ImmortalThe Forbidden Kingdom - Jet Li - The Silent Monk
The Forbidden Kingdom - Liyu Yefei - The Orphan WarriorThe Forbidden Kingdom - Michael Angarano - The Traveler
The Forbidden Kingdom - Li Bingbing - The white haired Assassin
The Forbidden Kingdom - Collin Chou
The Forbidden Kingdom - Jet Li

According to an old saying: Great poster, great movie.
Let's hope it's true!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Forbidden Kingdom Soundtrack

Here below some soundtracks from the Forbidden Kingdom, to listen, click here or on the playlist below:

Click on the playlist to start the music!

The music was done by composer David Buckley for the Forbidden Kingdom:

David Buckley"In the end, we decided that the overall tone of the score should not be overtly Chinese. Rather, it should be something that would be accessible for western audiences and acceptable to eastern audiences." (David Buckley)

David Buckley was interviewed by Tracksounds .

Update: we received an email from David Buckley concerning the release of the soundtrack of the Forbidden Kingdom, here what he says:

"[...] The Forbidden Kingdom Album will be released close to the July 11 UK release of the film. This will be a digital release, but there is a deal with Amazon that will provide a physical CD (although I do not have all the details on this yet).

There will be 20 tracks on the album with over an hours worth of music.

I am thrilled with the product and am so happy it is now going to be released. [...]"
David Buckley

So July 11 is a date to put in our agenda!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Forbidden Kingdom Official Trailer

Here the trailer of The Forbidden Kingdom, the highly anticipated movie starring both Jackie Chan and Jet Li:

"A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King." (Source: IMDb)

In recent interviews Jackie Chan and Jet Li tried to minimize the impact of this movie saying it was first targeting the American public. But to my viewpoint it's going to be a really good Kung Fu movie!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Forbidden Kingdom Pictures

Here below some pictures from the Forbidden Kingdom, the first movie starring both Jackie Chan and Jet Li:
(click on a picture to enlarge it)

Forbidden Kingdom - Jackie Chan and Jet Li

Jackie Chan: what a funny chap!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Forbidden Kingdom Jet Li Monkey King

Jet Li is interpreting two roles in the upcoming movie the Forbidden Kingdom. Not only he is interpreting the role of the Silent Monk, but he also interpreting the role of the Monkey King himself!
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Forbidden Kingdom Jet Li as the Monkey King
Forbidden Kingdom - The Monkey King (Jet Li)

Forbidden Kingdom Jet Li as the Silent Monk
Forbidden Kingdom - The Silent Monk (Jet Li)

As you may know the Forbidden Kingdom is a liberal cinema adaptation of a traditional Chinese story called "Journey to the West" (read it here. Here below a more traditional representation of the Monkey King (known as Sun Wukong in China):

The Monkey King (aka Sun Wukong in Chinese) at the Beijing opera - Journey to the West

Well, Jet Li is interpreting a more up-to-date version of the Monkey King which is more likely to suit foreigners' taste. Here below some more pictures of Jet Li as the Monkey King:
(Click on a picture to enlarge it.)

It's not often that we may see Jet Li looking so funny in a movie. I hope you'll enjoy the film in your nearest theater, it's worth the price of a ticket!