Zhang Ziyi Gets to Work On the Over-Budget "Banquet"

by | September 6, 2005 | Comments

Described as as "Asian version of Hamlet," Feng Xiaogang‘s "Banquet" begins shooting this month in Beijing, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, at a cost of $20 million … its already $5mill over-budget!

"Chinese star Zhang Ziyi begins shooting "Banquet" this month which, with a cost of $20 million, is already $5 million over budget, a spokeswoman for the film’s Beijing-based production company Huayi Brothers said Friday. One of China’s leading independent film producers — it made the Hong Kong hit "Kung Fu Hustle" with Sony Pictures Entertainment — HB is co-producing "Banquet," billed as an "Asian version of Hamlet," with Hong Kong’s Media Asia.

The film has no distribution guarantor bonding the project. Helmed by the popular Feng Xiaogang, "Banquet" will be designed by Oscar-winning art director Tim Yip ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"), and scored by Tan Dun, who also worked on "Crouching Tiger.""

Tag Cloud

Adult Swim GoT NYCC USA E! Sundance Crackle Summer SDCC Esquire Watching Series Rom-Com Extras Year in Review CMT 2015 Awards Freeform ABC Syfy MTV First Look Star Wars TCA 2017 vampires El Rey TCM FOX Hulu Fox News History docudrama GIFs Pop Schedule Kids & Family travel Spring TV Election Toys Reality Competition Reality sports Rock Lionsgate Tumblr Disney Trailer TNT Comedy Central boxoffice GLAAD sitcom Action Ghostbusters cinemax Oscars Calendar crime thriller Sci-Fi MSNBC Holidays Valentine's Day Writers Guild of America SundanceTV Bravo Set visit VH1 Nat Geo Opinion Starz TruTV adventure Pirates Countdown VICE Horror Podcast crime drama Fall TV Universal FXX TIFF ITV CNN 007 Martial Arts Character Guide Nominations TV Land BET PBS Superheroes Lifetime 2017 diversity Animation Cartoon Network DirecTV Infographic Thanksgiving Mystery politics Exclusive Video Nickelodeon President Best and Worst Country HBO social media Photos period drama Tomatazos BBC 2016 comiccon DC Comics Musicals Drama dramedy Premiere Dates NBC Comedy Cosplay Amazon Showtime OWN BBC America AMC CBS All Access harry potter Box Office Marathons Sneak Peek Rocky Red Carpet Marvel Masterpiece Grammys cooking TBS American Society of Cinematographers thriller FX Trivia PaleyFest Disney Channel WGN The CW CBS IFC ABC Family LGBTQ Logo singing competition Food Network Winners Music Fantasy science fiction discovery TCA Polls and Games Netflix ESPN Video Games 24 frames serial killer Emmys Certified Fresh Biopics A&E Winter TV Interview