Zhang Yimou Starts Shooting Coen Brothers Remake

From AP:

has started shooting a remake of the Coen brothers’ debut “Blood Simple,” the Chinese director’s first film since designing the opening and closing ceremonies of last year’s Beijing Olympics, a publicist said Tuesday.

Filming on the Chinese-language film “San Qiang Pai An Jing Qi” — which roughly translates as “The Stunning Case of the Three Gun Shots” — kicked off on June 9, Ping Xue, a publicist at Zhang’s Beijing New Picture Film Co., told The Associated Press in a phone interview from Beijing.

The thriller-comedy, which will be released this year, stars Chinese actor Sun Honglei, comedian Xiao Shenyang and actress Yan Ni, Ping said.

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