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    Special ID

    Donnie vs. Vincent. I'm down for this. I've always thought Vincent was underrated as a martial arts star.
    Yen, Zhao collaborate on action movie
    CRI, January 20, 2012



    Actors Donnie Yen (right) and Vincent Zhao promote the film "Special Identity" ("Te Shu Shen Fen") in Beijing on Thursday, January 19, 2012. [Photo: mtime.com]

    Donnie Yen says he feels excited about his first collaboration with fellow action star Vincent Zhao in the new film "Special Identity" ("Te Shu Shen Fen").

    "We never worked together before, although I really appreciate his talent," Yen told reporters who gathered at a Beijing hotel on Thursday to mark the commencement of filming.

    "Vincent and I will do some great action scenes," added Yen, who is also the movie's action director.

    Vincent Zhao also believes the action scenes are highlights, adding, "Also expect lots of breathtaking car-racing scenes."

    The actors didn't mention the movie's storyline.

    Donnie Yen's notable films include "Ip Man", "14 Blades" and "Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen", while Vincent Zhao's most famous character is the kung fu hero Wong Fei-hung, whom he portrayed for both film and TV.

    "Special Identity" is being directed by Clarence Fok. The cast also includes Zhang Hanyu and Jing Tian.

    The movie is scheduled for release this November.
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    Update

    Donnie Yen helms new action movie
    Updated: 2012-02-01 07:54
    (China Daily)

    Kungfu stars Donnie Yen and Vincent Zhao star in Special Identity, which is in production, with Yen as producer and choreographer.

    Zhao has a foot injury and needs an operation but says he has postponed this to work with Yen.

    The plot is a secret, but the actors say it will be a "stylish action film set in a metropolitan city".

    Rising actress Jing Tian also joins the team for her first action film.

    The crew includes Peter Pao, Oscar-winning cinematographer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Bruce Lam, a veteran Hong Kong stuntman.
    Looking promising
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    donnie yen finally back to doing modern stuff....yay!!!

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    trouble on the set?

    Andy On Replacing Vincent Zhao In Donnie Yen's SPECIAL IDENTITY?
    by Hugo Ozman, February 29, 2012 5:33 AM

    Donnie Yen's latest action movie SPECIAL IDENTITY, for which he is the producer, action director and main actor, started filming in Shenzhen just a month ago. However, there are new reports from Hong Kong that co-star Vincent Zhao (TRUE LEGEND, THE BLADE) has become unhappy about changes made to the original script and refused to keep shooting as a result.

    This has been confirmed by Donnie Yen's spokesperson, who stated that Yen remains very keen to continue working with Zhao and negotiation is taking place while the filming is put on hold. It appears that Zhao and the film crew have not come to an agreement despite having had a formal meeting on Monday; and in the worst scenario, Zhao will be replaced by another actor. Andy On (THE VIRAL FACTOR, THE LOST BLADESMAN) looks to be the most likely candidate to replace Zhao if that was to happen.

    On the other hand, Vincent Zhao's management company has denied reports that he is having conflicts with the film crew but gone on to emphasise that it is standard policy in the film industry that any changes to the script need prior approval by the film's actors.
    Vincent no feud with Donnie
    From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo! NewsroomBy Mitchell Wong | From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo! Newsroom – 11 hours ago

    1 Mar – It seems that the rumours about Harbin-born actor Vincent Zhao being upset with Guangzhou-bred actor-producer Donnie Yen regarding Yen's production "Dut Shu Sun Fun" (Special Identity) script changes are untrue, according to TVB News World.

    A statement was issued to the media by Zhao's company to clear up the issue, stating that the "True Legend" star was definitely not upset with Yen or the film's crew, and adding that as an industrial rule, an actor's agreement is necessary for any script changes, as stated in the contract.

    Moreover, the actor had remained on the filming set in Shenzhen and had not returned to Beijing as reported by the press.

    The story goes that Zhao was so unhappy with Yen for making the changes that when Yen, who also stars in the film, tried to personally contact Zhao, the 40-year-old, best known for playing Wong Fei-hung in "Once Upon a Time in China" had refused to pick up the phone or accept any work order from him.

    It was also reported that Zhao had treated seven assistants unfairly as well, but the report was brushed off as there were no evidence that such a number of assistants were with Zhao.

    The Chinese media have been told to issue an apology and correction statement regarding Zhao's reputation, which had been tainted by both these allegations. Any refusal or inaction will result in legal action.
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    bummer

    so much for that.

    Chiu Mun Cheuk leaves Donnie Yen film
    Updated 05:15 PM Mar 05, 2012
    BEIJING - Chinese action star Vincent Chiu Mun Cheuk announced yesterday that he will no longer be part of the Donnie Yen-produced modern-day action film Special Identity, because the production team had flouted the terms of his contract and often unilaterally revised the script, reported Chinese media.

    Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Beijing, Chiu, who had appeared in numerous martial arts films like Once Upon A Time In China IV and True Legend, explained that the Special Identity production team had "breeched the contractual terms by unilaterally changing the contents of the script".

    He went on to insist that his departure from the project "is not due to any wrongdoing on my part" and that he had not fallen out with Yen as some media reports claimed.

    However, the film's production team maintained that they had no choice but to cut Chiu from the film, because he had put forth excessive demands and exhibited a poor attitude while shooting the film.

    In response to media queries about the controversy surrounding his film, Yen, who both produces and appears in Special Identity, expressed yesterday that he believed Chiu could have handled the matter better.

    "I went with his agent to persuade him (Chiu) when I heard about the matter, but unfortunately, it failed. I feel that there were some areas which Chiu did not handle well.

    "Making a film is a team effort. Even though I admire him a lot, I cannot go against this principle. In the end, I have to respect the decision of the production team and the investors," said Yen of Chiu's exit from the project.

    "Script changes occur very often. If the changes are reasonable, it can improve the whole film. It isn't something that can't be talked over."

    Hong Kong actor Andy On will replace Chiu in Special Identity.
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    Then it got nasty

    Donnie Yen to Sue Vincent Zhao for Slander
    2012-03-20 12:20:02 China.org.cn Web Editor: Sun
    Actor Donnie Yen will sue Vincent Zhao for slander, according to reports by Hong Kong media.

    Yen made a statement on Sunday that the discontinued partnership with Zhao was the decision of the investors of "Special Identity." Yen said Zhao distorted the truth in interviews, claiming that he was forced out by Yen. Yen said it was a malicious act of slander, which Zhao used to promote himself.

    Yen said he will sue Zhao for damaging his reputation, and that he reserved the right to pursue monetary damages.

    "I am rather disappointed by Vincent Zhao's words," Yen said. "If I had made a mistake, it would have been my insistence in casting him in the movie. I have no energy to entangle myself in this issue. My lawyer has started on the case."

    He added he and Zhao may never work together again.

    The production crew of "Special Identity" announced on Feb. 29 that Zhao had officially stepped away from the film, disappointing fans hotly anticipating the collaboration between the two kung fu superstars. In a media interview published on March 15, Zhao blasted Yen for allegedly diminishing his lead role in the script. He said the film producers announced his removal also without prior discussions with him.

    Yen is known for portraying Bruce Lee's master in the "Ip Man" movie franchise. Zhao starred in popular Hong Kong action film, "True Legend" (2010).

    Zhao and wife Zhang Danlu attended a friend's wedding on Sunday and was asked about the indictment. His managers company said they could not comment on the case because of ongoing negotiations and confidential business agreements.
    Lawyers.
    They should just have it out with a kung fu duel.
    That would probably make a better film plot than the rehashed stuff we're seeing now.
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    i agree with you gene 100% lets just put them on a lei tai and have it out.

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    This turn of events would make a cool new plot point in a movie. Add more motivation for the onscreen fights. hmmmm.....

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    Now look what they've done to poor Shu Qi

    Shu Qi cries in the park



    Shu Qi has been dragged into the dispute between Vincent Zhao Wenzhuo and Donnie Yen.

    The two kungfu stars, who were working on their new film 'Special Identity', fell out after some disagreements and differences of opinion.

    Shu Qi, who was never involved in the issue, became a victim because she had openly supported Donnie.

    "Chi-tan is very prefessional. He is serious about every scene so that it is beautifully presented to the audiences.

    "Even though he was shivering in the cold weather and suffering from cramps, he did his best to carry on shooting whenever he heard the word 'Actor!'

    "He is a good big brother, good actor and good man," Shu Qi wrote on her weibo on March 20.

    A few days later, a netizen posted an old nude photo of the actress on her weibo, openly humiliating her, in a protest over her support for Donnie.

    Shu Qi was deeply hurt. She removed all the comments and stopped following anyone on weibo, where she had 10.12 million followers.

    On Monday, Shu Qi was spotted at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens around 2pm.

    She was there to visit her ex-manager, Miss Gun - the producer of a new film currently being shot at the park.

    When she found out that Gun was busy, Shu Qi sat quietly on a bench alone and kept starring at the cellphone.

    Suddenly, tears rolled down her cheeks and the actress began crying.

    Shocked to see Shu Qi behaving so abnormally, Gun immediately rushed over to console her.

    Shu Qi finally calmed down. She left the park upon seeing reporters.

    When reporters asked for an interview, Shu Qi rejected them saying: "This is my private time, I'm not doing any interview."

    She appeared very sad and put down her head most of the time.

    But Shu Qi finally put on a smile on her face when reporters described her as very beautiful even without make-up.

    Meanwhile, many people have shown their support for Shu Qi, including film director Wong Jing, who followed her footstep to delete all comments on his weibo as a silent protest.

    "I know who's behind this, but don't have evidence," he told a reporter over the phone.

    Chinese director Feng Xiaogang also supported Shu Qi. He wrote: "If I scold you of behaving like an animal, I'm humiliating the animals."

    Vincent apologised to Shu Qi for being dragged into the dispute. "I hope this issue will end soon, Shu Qi is innocent."
    Source: Agencies

    Published March 27, 2012
    So... who's got a link to that weibo photo?
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    im sorry wasnt shu qia porn star of some kind? why should she care about a nude picture?

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    its may be something she is not presently proud of. i think mainly its that that photo was put in a place it should not have been put, with the intention of humiliation. she has been in many films since though and i think has moved a long way from that.

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    It's Shu Qi. I have fantasies of her and a hot tub of nacho sauce...

    Quote Originally Posted by doug maverick View Post
    im sorry wasnt shu qia porn star of some kind? why should she care about a nude picture?
    I know, right?

    I found these on one of the news sites:



    And this too:


    Um, this too...just for good measure
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    so it wouldnt be that hard to find a nude picture of her anyway..this looks like sensationalism..idk if she was crying about the picture, thats just media manipulation. they are ten times worse in china then they are here. or so ive been told.


    i google imaged "shu qi nude" and got a plethora of different nude pictures of her...so yea i doubt she was that upset over it.
    Last edited by doug maverick; 03-28-2012 at 02:28 PM.

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    intent is everything. maybe shes not upset that the photo was nude, but specifically the intent behind the action by someone she knows. makes a world of difference. plus shes a chick
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    Here's more

    Shu Qi forced to shut down her microblog

    Netizens blasted the actress for showing fellow actor Donnie Yen support



    Kungfu superstars Donnie Yen and Vincent Zhao reportedly fell out with each other on the set of the upcoming movie Special Identity.

    Two days ago, actress Shu Qi, who previously worked with Donnie on the movie The Fist of Legend: Return of Chen Zhen, voiced her support for the actor on her microblog.

    She shared a post from Hong Kong actor Chapman To, and added, "Donnie is someone who is professional and is serious in everything he does. He only wants the best for the audience and would do his best to bring his character alive, and make the best movie. He would go on with the fighting when he hears 'action', even though the weather might be freezing and his body is already too painful to move. He is undoubtedly a good brother, actor and man."

    However, Shu Qi's words enraged a number of Vincent's fans, some of which mocked, "being a professional doesn't mind he has a good character" and added that they were "disappointed in her" and that the actress "cannot tell right from wrong".

    To express their dissatisfaction with the actress, the fans began to upload Shu Qi's nude photographs which were taken before she became famous.

    As comments kept pouring in, Shu Qi had no choice but to delete her microblog entries. She was eventually forced to shut down her microblog, leaving on one post from last year, "Let him know if you love him."
    This deserves more Shu Qi pix (although I nearly poked my eye out on that first one above...)





    You guys are right - there are a ton of nude pix of Shu Qi on the web. It's like shooting fish in a barrel.
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