Los Angeles – Actor Collin Chou (Seraph, THE MATRIX franchise), will appear at Pacific Media Expo with an hour-long panel and autograph session one day only: Nov. 10, 2007. A martial arts expert for more than 30 years, Chou will field questions about his projects, including the much-anticipated THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM. Slated for release in early 2008, Chou appears alongside Jackie Chan and Jet Li in their first costarring film.
“We are honored that Collin Chou, a celebrated action star who has successfully crossed over to Hollywood, is coming to PMX,” said Paula Angeles, director of marketing and community outreach. “We are also very excited to see the fusion of Asian culture and American pop culture come together in his latest film, THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM. It’s a dream come true for fans of action films.”
Chou, a veteran of Hong Kong action cinema who spent seven years as a member of Sammo Hung’s acclaimed stunt team, will look back on his work with famed directors Hung, Yuen Woo Ping, Corey Yuen and Tsui Hark. In addition to the 15 films he appeared in before moving to the U.S., his prior and future American releases in THE MATRIX franchise (2003-2005), FEARLESS (2006, with THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM costar Jet Li), DOA: DEAD OR ALIVE (2006), THE SIGNAL (2007) and BATTLE OF RED CLIFF (2008, directed by John Woo) will also be discussed.
In his latest film, featuring a screenplay by John Fusco (SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON, HIDALGO), Chou plays the villainous Jade Emperor in THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM, a re-telling of the classic Chinese Monkey King’s Journey to the West legend. In it, a modern-day American teenager (Michael Angarano, 24) is transported to ancient China and with the aid of a kung fu master (Jackie Chan) and a silent monk (Jet Li), frees the Monkey King while eluding the Jade Emperor (Chou) and his soldiers, led by the White Haired Demoness (Li Bingbing, THE KNOT).
Chou, his wife and two sons currently reside in Los Angeles, Calif.
About Pacific Media Expo: America’s first major media trade show dedicated to Asian-Pacific popular culture and entertainment, Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is an industry event sponsored by the Pacific Media Association. Pacific Media Expo will be held Nov. 9-11 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. The show will feature honored guests, live performances, panel discussions, autograph sessions, Asian cinema and animation video rooms, art exhibitions and one of the country’s only exhibit halls dedicated to Asian media and pop culture.
About Pacific Media Association: Pacific Media Association, a not-for-profit company, is dedicated to promoting the Pacific Rim’s entertainment and media industries. PMA specializes in Asia’s cultural exports, such as anime and manga, music and live entertainment, live-action television and films, and diverse cultural lifestyles, while building creative communities and promoting Asian awareness within the United States. PMA is the parent company of Pacific Media Expo. The Pacific Media Association is located in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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