Staff - Help - Contact Search:
other comparisons




Kite: Uncut






Wonder Woman






The Mercenary






Dark Tower




Dangerous Liaisons set in China

New adaptation concentrates less on scandals

In autumn 2012, a new adaptation of the novel Dangerous Liaisons will start in Chinese cinemas. The Chinese-Korean co-production is directed by Korean filmmaker Hur Jin-ho, who decided to set the story in the 30's. The film will star Zhang Ziyi, Jang Dong-gun and Cecilia Cheung.

The best known film adaptation of the famous novel is Stephen Frear's identically named film from 1988 starring John Malkovich and Glenn Close. While Frear's film follows time (18th century) and place (France) of the novel, other adaptations differed here. While the Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Philippe-led Cruel Intentions transported the story to take place at an elite college in modern New York, the Korean adaptation Untold Scandal remained in the 18th century but let it all happen in feudal Korea.

While all the films (just like the novel) place the treacherous seduction of the young and innocent woman at the center of the story, the Chinese don't seem to concentrate on this very much. This is a contrast to the Korean film that was rated for adults. One reason for the Chinese reluctance is surely the Chinese censorship and the fact that the very expensive adaptation (approx. 30 million Dollar) has been undoubtedly founded by the state.

Regisseur Hur Jin-ho: "The original novel indeed was banned. However, the novel doesn't just cover matters concerning a love. It has more deep meanings. We interpret the novel's humanism from a new angle. It will be the most 'clean' adaptation of the novel ever."

Prior to showing it in Chinese cinemas in September 2012, the producers plan to screen it at the Cannes festival and sell the rights to other territories.

Release: May 11, 2012 - Author: Doc Idaho - Translator: Mike Lowrey

The Latest News

Nov 16, 2017 It (2017) - Theatrical Version Only on Blu-ray (Director's Cut Not to Be Released For Now)

Nov 13, 2017 Murder on the Orient Express - No Extended Cut (Director Kenneth Branagh Rules Out Longer Version)

Nov 13, 2017 All the Money in the World: Reshoot and Recast (Kevin Spacey Character with New Actor)

Nov 13, 2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle on Blu-ray in the US (No Extended Cut Available - For Now (?))

Nov 01, 2017 Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Will Be Unrated (Blu-ray for the US in 2018)

Nov 01, 2017 Arrow About to Release The Cat O' Nine Tails (Dario Argento Film with New 4K Scan)

Nov 01, 2017 The Snowman: Director Complains About Production (Screenplay of the Thriller Not Entirely Filmed)

Nov 01, 2017 Roman J. Israel, Esq - Alterations Before Release (Washington Drama 12 Minutes Shorter in Theaters)

Oct 11, 2017 American Horror Story - Latest Episode Censored (FX Censored Latest Episode for TV)

Sep 28, 2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle: Possible Extended Cut (Director Vaughn Says It Is an Option)





Terms of Use - Contact - ADMIN