Shanghai Clip Making Of

Gong Li in the movie Shanghai.

John Cusack team up with Asian actors, namely Gong Li, Chow Yun-Fat and Ken Watanabe, to bring us Shanghai, an upcoming mystery drama movie set in China before the Japanese invasion. Have a look to the making of Shanghai with this behind the scenes featurette:

Shanghai Behind The Scenes Clip

The title is maybe Shanghai, but the movie was actually essentially filmed in Bangkok, Thailand. The Chinese government refused its authorization to the production team, so, they moved to the South-East-Asian country where there are cheap and modern studios thanks to a booming local cinema industry.

10 Responses - “Shanghai Clip Making Of”

  1. Inacio

    Great vid!! How about a trailer

    release date?

  2. Teaser Trailer

    The movie Shanghai is tentatively set for a limited release (NY and LA) on December 25, 2008 in the USA.

    So we may hope a Shanghai trailer in the coming weeks. :)

    No details yet for the extended release though…

  3. Inacio

    Thanks man! Lucious picture of Gong Li. Supposing the limited release date is for Oscar qualification?


  4. Teaser Trailer

    Probably for the Oscar, but the Weinstein Company isn’t communicating that much about the movie… Well, they did try to communicate a few months ago, but it is like their interest has waned since….

    With the great cast of Shanghai I think the movie deserves a wide release and more buzz.

  5. cocoa

    This film is still in post production. They are working on dubbing as we speak.

  6. annie

    Unlike the huge uproar over Chinese portraying Japanese in Memoirs of a Geisha, there will be an absence of complaints about ‘authenticity’ where the Thai extras look too southeast Asian to be portraying Shanghai Chinese.

  7. Teaser Trailer

    Well, from what I know almost half the population of Thailand has some Chinese blood.

    And one may not put the blame on the Weinstein company for going to Bangkok to film: they first started to shoot in Shanghai with Chinese nationals as extras, but the Chinese apparatchiks (I should say evil communist mandarins) decided a few days later to cancel the authorization…

    Besides there is no historical bone of contention between Thailand and China.

    So yeap, the Thai-Chinese extras will hardly fuel any controversy.

  8. Inacio

    I looked up so info on IMDB. Usually Weinstein drags out release dates . Here, he is trying to release this after just 3 or 4 months post. What’s the hurry? I would not be surprised if this was delayed till next year because they can’t finish it on time.

  9. Teaser Trailer

    Better they take time to produce a quality movie than to hurry to release an ill-cut version indeed. Shall see what they do.

  10. Inacio

    Feb 27th (Limited)

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