Shooting began on September 27th for Hur Jin-Ho’s Dangerous Liaisons, a Chinese/South Korean co-production based on the classic French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. It will be released in 2012 and stars Jang Dong-gun (The Warrior’s Way), Zhang Ziyi (Musa) and Cecilia Cheung (12 Nights).
Les Liaisons dangereuses has been made into feature films many times. One of the most popular takes is Stephen Frears’ Dangerous Liaisons (1988), followed by the modern day retelling Cruel Intentions (1999). South Korea even had an adaptation called Untold Scandal (2003). - Thanks to AlbertV for the tip!
Some brand new posters for the film, courtesy of Chinese Films. Director Hur Jin-ho promises that this is not just a remake of Untold Scandal, a previous Korean adaptation of Liaisons. He also claims this will be the “cleanest” adaptation of the book yet, so you may not want to expect too many steamy scenes.
You’ve heard of character posters, well get ready for a ‘character trailer‘ for Dangerous Liaisons. Cecilia Cheung actually looks quite good in this and it’s nice to see Zhang Ziyi playing against type. The studio released some new stills of Zhang Ziyi from the film. Cecilia Cheung plays the seductress in new stills released from the movie.
Hot off the heels of their acquisition of Korean caper flick The Thieves, Well Go USA has announced they’ve obtained the rights to distribute Dangerous Liaisons in North America.
BREAKING NEWS: Apple Quicktime has the exclusive North American trailer. Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly debuted the North American poster. Look for Dangerous Liaisons in limited release this November 9th, 2012.