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Daniel Dae Kim and Randall Park are Making a Heist Movie on Amazon

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A little more than a year after starring as Ali Wong’s love interests in Netflix’s “Always Be My Maybe,” Daniel Dae Kim and Randall Park are teaming up again for an Asian American-led heist movie at Amazon Studios.

The untitled project, based on the script of Young Il Kim (“Billions,” “Rodham” and “Seoul Girls”), will reportedly focus on high school friends who reunite “in a nod to the classic, fun ensemble heist films.”

How ‘Parasite’ Smashed Hollywood’s Misconceptions About Asians and Foreign Films

Koreans are plastered with plastic surgery, they’re manufactured and they lack originality. Asians aren’t expressive enough to be good actors. Asian culture is too bizarre and exotic to connect with an international audience.

These are just some of the misconceptions Hollywood has held onto for years regarding Asians in media and entertainment. 

Vietnamese Model Sparks Outrage, May Be Fined for ‘Offensive’ Dress at Cannes Film Festival

A Vietnamese model who showed up at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in a look that left little to the imagination has received widespread condemnation in her home country.

Ngoc Trinh, 29, attended the French film festival on May 19 for the premiere of “A Hidden Life,” a movie following an Austrian farmer who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

The ULTIMATE List of Every Asian Character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe So Far

When “Crazy Rich Asians” drew in crazy amounts of money at the box office last summer, it set a very important precedent: there’s a market for Asian-led films, and it’s big. At least one studio took notice of that, because by December last year, Marvel announced that they were “fast-tracking” production on “Shang-Chi,” their first ever Asian superhero film.

We here at NextShark love Marvel movies and, needless to say, that announcement made us fall in love just a little bit more. But even as we try to contain our hype for both “Shang-Chi” and the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame” — the epic culmination to the studio’s decade-long, 22-film superhero extravaganza — we’ll also be the first to point out that Asian representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) currently kind of sucks. “Shang-Chi” will be huge in changing that, obviously, but until then, how many Asian characters can you name off the top of your head? Yeah, we didn’t get that many either.

Chinese Canadian Filmmaker Captures The Most Badass Red Carpet Images You’ve Ever Seen

Cole Walliser, an Asian Canadian filmmaker, is astonishing users on social media with his amazing red carpet shots. 

Walliser has been known for his work in music videos for stars such as Miley Cyrus, P!nk, and Katy Perry. He recently captured images at this year’s Grammys as well as the Oscars red carpet using Bolt CineBot, a high-speed camera rig also dubbed as “GlamBOT” and the results are phenomenal.

Chow Yun-Fat Suffers Injury on Set Needing 5 Stitches, Handles It Like a Boss

Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun-Fat had a terrible accident while filming his scene for “Sunny Days” that resulted in the actor receiving five stitches for the wound.

The 63-year-old Hong Kong veteran actor was reportedly shooting a scene for the movie when Chow suffered accidental injuries to the side of his forehead, according to a report on Apple Daily as translated by AsiaOne.

Chinese Blockbuster ‘The Wandering Earth’ Bags $300 Million in Less Than a Week

China’s science fiction film “The Wandering Earth” made an unexpected hit in the box office when it came out on the firs trading day of the Lunar New Year, making it the highest-grossing movie during the holiday.

The film, which has a scale rivaling even Hollywood’s high-grossing space movies like “Interstellar,” made a whopping 2 billion yuan ($296 million) in the box office when it first came out on February 5, according to South China Morning Post.

Released 30 Years Late, ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ is a Blockbuster Hit in China


“My Neighbor Totoro” became a massive commercial success in China when it finally reached Chinese cinemas three decades after its first release in Japan.

Released to critical acclaim in Japan in 1988 and in the United States in 1993, the cinematic masterpiece from legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki officially made it to China on December 14.