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Chinese remake of Coen's "Blood Simple" in production

Posted at 9:16 AM on June 29, 2009 by Euan Kerr

Just in case you missed it, the AP reports Zhang Yimou (director of "Raise the Red Lantern," "Hero" and the "House of Flying Daggers" amongst others) is shooting a remake of the Coen brother's debut feature "Blood Simple."

The AP reports filming on "San Qiang Pai An Jing Qi, which roughly translates as "The Stunning Case of the Three Gun Shots, kicked off June 9.

The AP report continues:The "Blood Simple" remake also marks Zhang's first movie since the 2006 imperial court drama "Curse of the Golden Flower," starring Chow Yun-fat and Gong Li. After that film, Zhang took a break to focus on the Beijing Olympics ceremonies.

Zhang's stunning opening ceremony -- which featured a retired Chinese gymnast who seemingly ran around the rim of the stadium while suspended by wires before lighting the Olympic cauldron -- won a Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.

You can read the full report here.

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