Friday, September 14, 2012

A Li Bingbing Resident Evil 5: Retribution roundup.

Probably all you will ever need to know (and a good deal more than you may want to) concerning Li Bingbing's globe-trotting week hyping her latest movie.

First was Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian premier. The exhibitors got their money's worth as she did a press conference, greeted fans (many decked out as very clean looking zombies), did media rounds and walked the red carpet.

Li Bingbing announced in Malaysia (or was said to announce through an unnamed agent) that while she was willing to go to the ends of the earth for her masterpiece, she wouldn't set one foot in Tokyo as long as the Japanese disputed Chinese sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands according to Yahoo Malaysia. The rumor mill of the geopolitical-entertainment complex was in high gear with other unattributed stories claiming her scenes had been cut from the film in Japan and that her image was edited out of the Japanese posters.

The final premier was in Hollywood--it looked like a big splash. She looked great in a barely there dress in transparent black chiffon with strategically placed islands of applique flowers.

Just the thing for cuddling up with co-star Milla Jovovich

And posing with Milla and Sienna Guillory

This is an interview shot at the premier where Li BingBing announces that the movie is a huge hit in Taiwan and poses for lots of pictures.

She has a few "blink and you will miss them" moments in the current trailer including at the very opening and at the 1:50 point. It is clear the distributors weren't counting on Ada Wong to sell many tickets in the U. S.

Sina; Xinhua; Chinese Films; Yahoo Malaysia; Sina English; Want China Times

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