Currently Oscar-winning director LI AN (Ang Lee) is busy for the pre-production work for his latest film, “Lust, Caution.” Focus Features, its current distribution company, is impatiently announcing that the official release date for “Lust, Caution” in USA will be September 28, 2007. Mainland China’s media also grabbed some information about the official release date of the film there, and it is reported that the release date in China will coincide with the release date in USA. Clearly “Lust, Caution” will air in both China and American on September 28, 2007.
The crew behind the movie production explained that “Lust, Caution” is currently finishing post-production work in America, and it cannot be given to the film reviews in time. Therefore a release date could not be confirmed. However, one of the crew members expressed, “‘Lust, Caution’ will definitely be released on the same date for both America and China. It’s estimated that it will be around late September, early October.” Nonetheless, it can be certain that the official release date for the film will be in September 28 in both China and America. A recent report also pointed that because Ang Lee is busy with the film, he cannot attend to the 60th Cannes Film Festival in June.
After the award-winning “Brokeback Mountain” and his win for “Best Director” at the Oscars last year, “Lust, Caution” will be his next and first Chinese production after “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” The film will be based on a short novel written by ZHANG AI LING (Eileen Chang), and it will revolve around a patriotic college student (Wang Jiazhi) who was sent to seduce a Chinese traitor (Mr. Yee), so she can successfully destroy him. Unfortunately, she falls in love with Mr. Yee and she will end up rescuing Mr. Yee instead of pulling him into the assassination trap. Cannes Film King LEUNG CHIU WAI (Tony Leung) will be playing Mr. Yee, newcomer TANG WEI will be playing Wang Jiazhi, and Taiwanese pop singer WANG LI HONG (Leehom Wang) will be playing the second male lead, Kuang Yumin. This film began filming in Malaysia last September, and then ended with its last few scenes in Shanghai last February. Filming took a total of over four months.