Magazine article Screen International

Jiang Wen to Shoot Gone with the Bullets

Magazine article Screen International

Jiang Wen to Shoot Gone with the Bullets

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Leading Chinese filmmaker Jiang Wen is likely to reunite with Gong Li in his latest directorial project, Gone With The Bullets, according to Marco Ma, who co-owns Beijing-based Buyilehu Films with the director.

According to Ma, the film can be roughly seen as a sequel to Jiang's 2010 hit Let The Bullets Fly, although the two films' plots will not be closely connected. Buyilehu is also planning the film to be the second in a "Bullets trilogy". Set in the same period - the warring 1920s - the new film's location will be shifted from a small town in South-West China to a big city in East China.

"It will be another action drama about contests of wits and power, that has a tense pace and is full of Jiang Wen's playful imagination, but on a grander scale," Ma said, adding that the production budget will be much higher than the $20m range of Let The Bullets Fly.

Jiang will also star in the film, which reunites him with Gong, 25 years after they co-starred in Zhang Yimou's Red Sorghum (1987). …

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