Box office battle excites film fans in China

2012-11-25 22:55:31 GMT2012-11-26 06:55:31(Beijing Time)  CCTV

It's the time of the year when films of different genres stack up at the cinema, hoping to score a box office hit.

The box office battle starts at the IMAX. Academy award-winning director, Ang Lee has taken up the 3D challenge to tell his philosophic story, "Life of Pi", an epic journey of adventure discovery of a young man and a Bengal tiger.

Ang Lee, Director, "Life of Pi", said, "I haven’t seen anyone do well making realistic water in 3D, so I built a water tank and tried my best. I spent a whole year making an animated video, demonstrating the way I wanted my actual movie to be, and showed it to investors for approval. I worked with a group of 3D visual artists, great animation designers. And we have made it in a very creative way. "

Ang Lee’s rival on the silver screen is Chinese people’s favorite, Feng Xiaogang, who is bringing "Remembering 1942", his biggest investment ever, with an all-star cast including Zhang Guoli, Xu Fan, Adrien Brody and Tim Robbins.

In the meantime, director Lu Chuan’s long-awaited epic "The Last Supper" has finally revealed its release date. Adapted from a piece of history in the Han Dynasty, Lu Chuan is confident of interpreting the story from his own perspective, rather than previous historical dramas.

And cinemagoers have many other choices. They include Jackie Chan’s latest action movie "Chinese Zodiac", comedy sequel "Lost in Thailand", dubbed the Chinese version of "Hangover", and "The Last Tycoon", a gangster story set in 1940’s Shanghai, starring Chow Yun-Fat.

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