Assassins' search for best at calligraphy

09:37, July 08, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 


Actor Li Zonghan with his calligraphy.

A search for the perfect calligraphic title for new film Reign of Assassins was launched Monday in Beijing, with the distributors inviting entries from artists across the globe.

"We want to raise public awareness of traditional Chineseculture by collecting beautiful calligraphy for our film title and finally choosing one as our official calligraphy for our posters and all other marketing materials," Li Ming from HTV Film explained.

According to HTV, several people were asked to enter the competition before its official launch and over 100 cal-ligraphers from 10 different provinces are already onboard. The film's leading actor Li Zonghan has also submitted an entry. "Calligraphy is my hobby, I never thought I could show my humble calligraphy by these means, I'm so happy that I could get involved in this film by my professional acting and my hobby," Li Zonghan said.

Directed by John Woo and Chao-Bin Su and starring Michelle Yeoh, Woo-sung Jung, Wang Xueqi and Li Zonghuan, Reign of Assassins is set in ancient China and focuses on skilled assassin Mei Yu (Yeoh) who is in possession of a Buddhist monk master's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to their resting place.

"It is a very Chinese story, therefore we need beautiful Chinese calligraphy for the film title," Li Ming explained.

The film is currently in post-production with plans to screen at Venice film festival early September and hit Chinese cinemas later that month, according to HTV. Details of the competition can be found on the film's Sina blog.

Source: Global Times(By Leng Mo)

(Editor:王寒露)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows strong wind blows trees in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province. Typhoon Nesat heads towards south China and is moving at an average wind speed of 20 km per hour toward the west coast of China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)
  • A fallen tree is seen on a road in Qionghai, south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 29, 2011. Typhoon Nesat was predicted to land in Hainan later Thursday, bringing heavy rainfalls to the island. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)
  • Arash Kamalvand (L) of Iran spikes the ball during the semifinal against South Korea at the 16th Asian Men's Volleyball Championship in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 28, 2011. Iran won 3-1 to advance to the final. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
  • A man visits "Thy Word Is Truth, the Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Protestant Church in China", during its opening at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 28, 2011. Through the Bible's various Chinese versions, ancient or modern, as well as pictures, paintings, calligraphy, art works and historical documents, the exhibition was expected to give an overall understanding of how Bible was brought into China, how it was translated, published, distributed and loved. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
Hot Forum Discussion