Zhang Yimou Moving Forward with Three Guns Next

April 30, 2009

Zhang Yimou

Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, the creator/director/orchestrator and all-around genius behind the 2008 Summer Olympic Games' opening ceremony in Beijing, is starting work on his next film, called Amazing Tales - Three Guns, as reported by Variety today. The film is going to be part thriller, part comedy, and all visually stunning - if his previous films (House of Flying Daggers, Jet Li's Hero, Curse of the Golden Flower) are any indication. But the plot thickens. Those cinematic sleuths over at SlashFilm are reporting that Three Guns may actually be a remake of the Coen Brothers' first film Blood Simple.

Blood Simple involves, as you might expect from the Coens, double-crossing and cheating and death and blood all topped with a noirish bow. With Yimou on-board for Amazing Tales - Three Guns, there's sure to be some martial arts thrown in there and, again, did I mention the visually stunning bit? Now, none of this can either be confirmed or denied, since it's only just a rumor that comes from MonkeyPeaches, but Yimou's film is most certainly moving forward - that we know for sure. Shooting is set to start in the Gansu province in June with a hope to a release it at Chinese New Year (February 14, 2010). Whether it's a re-appropriated remake or a brand new property, if Zhang Yimou is behind the camera, I'll be in front of the screen.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


Thanks for the news Brandon. It sure sounds interesting, but whatever comes from this project count me in. Always good to see real filmmakers coming back. Greetings.

Mario on Apr 30, 2009


I'll definitely be in front of the screen as well! Zhang Yimou is one of my fav directors out there! I love his artistic approach to filming.

Somni on May 1, 2009


"there's sure to be some martial arts thrown in there" Most of his movies don't involve martial arts.

bcw on May 9, 2009

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