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Harvey Weinstein Says Long Delayed 'Shanghai' Coming This Year, Still Wants To Make 'Shakespeare In Love 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2012 7:04 PM
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While Harvey Weinstein usually lets his marketing department do the work for him, he's been working the press pretty hard himself the past few weeks. Not only does he have his little arthouse hit "The Intouchables" to stump for, but a slate of eagerly awaited films including John Hillcoat's "Lawless," Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" and of course, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," which hits Comic-Con Saturday, promising a brand-new batch of footage to wow the crowds. But in talking with, he dropped some little nuggets about two particular films from the past that are still kicking with life.

Remember 'Shanghai' Starring John Cusack & Chow Yun-Fat? Well, It's Going Straight To Blu-ray...In England

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 10, 2012 11:58 AM
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Imagine you have a film with a cast of established international names like John Cusack, Chow Yun-fat, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Franka Potente, Gong Li, David Morse and Ken Watanabe, a director who’s done some respectable work on Hollywood thrillers like "Derailed" and “1408,” a ‘40s period setting, and the prestige of producer Harvey Weinstein to boot. Sounds like Oscar fodder at the very least, right? The thing is, you don’t have to imagine, because this film exists, it's called "Shanghai," and it's been sitting on Weinstein’s shelf for almost four years since it wrapped in August 2008, with a trailer hitting back in May of 2010 ahead of a June release solely in China, and radio silence ever since.
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