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Stanley Tong to Tell Nanjing Massacre Story with "The Diary"
2006-05-22 08:43:15      Monkeypeaches.com

 

(Stanley Tong / Photo: Orisun.com)

During an interview with Hong Kong's Oriental Daily and The Sun, director Stanley Tong said he would direct an ambitious Nanjing Massacre project literal titled "The Diary" with his China International Media Group Corp.

He said the mainland Chinese authority had approved the US$40 million project, which would be backed by investors from Germany, the US, Japan and the mainland China.

The story of "The Diary" is focused on a group of foreign nationals documenting the massacre on photos, diaries and films.

The proposed cast includes Chow Yun-Fat, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau and Japanese actress Norika Fujiwara, who worked in Tong's "China Strike Force" few years ago.

Stanley Tong would like Maggie Cheung to play Principal Wu of of Jinling Women's Middle School, a hiding place for thousands of refugees during the massacre and Norika Fujiwara to play a nurse served in the Japanese army.

Tong said he had been preparing for the project for five years and intended to release it by December 13, 2007, the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the massacre, during which tens thousands of Chinese slaughtered by the invading Japanese troops.

Stanley Tong has also been pushing for a Hua Mulan project for many years and no one else has made commitment to the project. Also according to IMDB, Tong is currently negotiating for the director's seat of "Fear Effect", based on the same name PlayStation game.

The is another Nanjing Massacre project now in preproduction pushed Viridian Entertainment and Nanjing-based Nanjing Culture Industry Group. Writer producer William J. MacDonald's cast wish list contains the names of  Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi.

 



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