POSTED: August 9th 2014

Zhang Yimou to direct Beijing 2022 Olympic Bid promotional video

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) At a press conference in the Chinese capital Thursday, Chinese director Zhang Yimou announced he would direct a promotional video for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games bid.

Zhang Bin, television host and director of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Summer Games Opening Ceremony, could reprise his role in 2022 should Beijing and Zhangjiakou be awarded hosting duties.

The announcement was first made by Bin at the press conference for China Movie Channel’s “China Influence” Young Director Competition. Yimou confirmed the comment from Bin and mentioned h would like to work with another young, Chinese director on the project.

“After that you may have an opportunity to direct a future blockbuster,” he said.

“The director is the core of a film. We need the kind of creator who has the ability to tell a story.”

Jackie Chan and writer Wang Meng were also in Beijing for the Young Director Competition, which brought 100 Chinese directors to the capital. A shortlist of 10 will be made, after which the directors will have 100 days to create a short film to premiere on China Movie Channel next year.

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