Gone with the Bullets <随子弹去>, the sequel to Jiang Wen’s (姜文) commercially successful 2010 comedy-action film Let the Bullets Fly <让子弹飞>, officially commenced filming in Beijing’s Hairou studio last month. The second installment to Jiang Wen’s Bullets Trilogy film series, Gone with the Bullets will be shot in 3D, and it is expected to shoot in Shanghai, Fujian, and Inner Mongolia in the next few months.
Set in 1920s Shanghai, Gone with the Bullets is based on a true story about two powerful entrepreneurs who establish the prestigious and glamorous beauty pageant Flowers Competition in Shanghai. When unpopular candidate Wanwan Ying unexpectedly wins the competition, a series of unusual tragic events occur.
Columbia Pictures signed on board to co-produce Gone with the Bullets with China Film Group, while Sony Pictures Releasing International is set to distribute the film globally. Sony announced that Gone with the Bullets is expected to hit mainland Chinese cinemas by December 2014.
Jiang Wen will star and direct the movie. Ge You (葛优) from Let the Bullets Fly is also returning to costar, including original cast member Zhou Yun (周韵). New cast members include Zhou Xun (周迅), Shu Qi (舒淇), and Wen Zhang (文章) have joined the cast.
Let the Bullets Fly was China’s highest-grossing domestic film of 2010, breaking several Chinese box office records. Grossing over 674 million RMB in mainland China alone, Let the Bullets Fly was the highest-grossing domestic film of all time, until it was succeeded by Painted Skin: The Resurrection <画皮II> in 2012. The film also attained universal acclaim, in particular with its satire, visual style, and costume design.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.