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First Look: Christian Bale in "The 13 Flowers of Nanjing"

Posted: April 19th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
First Look: Christian Bale in "The 13 Flowers of Nanjing"Submit Comment
Back in December, we reported that Christian Bale had signed on to star in director Zhang Yimou's $90 million "The 13 Flowers of Nanjing" film (previously called "Nanjing Heroes"), which will be 40% in English and the rest in Mandarin Chinese. And today we have the first photos of Bale in the film. Check them out below.

The story is about the Nanjing Massacre, which resulted in the death of thousands of Chinese citizens at the hands of Japanese troops. In the movie, thirteen prostitutes stepped in for female university students who were to be taken as "escorts" for the troops during the period when nearly 20,000 women and girls were raped and killed.

Bale will play an American priest, named John, who helps a great number of Chinese escape certain death by sheltering some of the prostitutes and students.

Photos: (click to enlarge)


Source: Tianjinwe, /Film


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The Skippy Spartan writes:
on April 19th, 2011 at 6:25:51 AM

About time a film is made about this!
Cinemaisdead writes:
on April 19th, 2011 at 7:00:36 AM

So it's like Shindlers List with whores... Shindlers Fist? Shinlong d*cks? Shanghai Piss?
The Skippy Spartan writes:
on April 19th, 2011 at 7:15:23 AM

Bale starts Aikidoing that ass out of the Japanese

Hoepfully it doesn't soften up the tone, this was a serious thing that happened in China that Japan today tries there best to white wash it out of their history by pretending it never happened.

I get it's a touchy thing and no one would want this stain upon there history, but take it like Germany has Japan, don't ignore your past and pretend it never happend, just accept it!
bandolero999 writes:
on April 19th, 2011 at 8:06:01 AM

This will be another great movie.the director also made Hero,house of flying daggers,and curse of the Golden Flower.

And the hatred of chinese vs Japanese never stops in movies.I've lost count how many movies are about that.
Muelofthefenz writes:
on April 19th, 2011 at 11:45:24 AM

This looks really interesting...
minkowski writes:
on April 19th, 2011 at 12:35:43 PM

Like Cinema said, Chin Lee's List. With Bale.

I just hope he uses his Batman voice when he start kicking ass in his little white collar.

But no, you know he's gonna get him some of that asian ass. I would.
bandolero999 writes:
on April 19th, 2011 at 12:39:50 PM

typical American Name JOHN.will Bale be an a nice guy or a d*ckhead in this movie that is the question.
minkowski writes:
on April 19th, 2011 at 12:57:13 PM

I hear he's basically playing himself.
-Chewy- writes:
on April 19th, 2011 at 1:04:08 PM

Seriously.....that movie looks really badass.
minkowski writes:
on April 19th, 2011 at 1:10:51 PM

How can yo tell from two photos of Bale in front of a building? Seriously.
jikae writes:
on April 19th, 2011 at 2:22:59 PM

LOOKS like Equilibrium re-booted. Story itself sounds interesting. On the fence with this one.
Frostyballoon writes:
on April 19th, 2011 at 2:56:52 PM

The movie could be a really good movie with lots of emotion and whatnot ...but two pictures cant show you this so ill wait till the trailer to see if i would go
Patrick Bateman writes:
on April 20th, 2011 at 4:27:26 AM

Well Mink I think the opinion of it being badass might have to do with the combination of an amazing director Zhang Yimou working with Christian bale and this historic event in my opinon is long overdue to be turned into a film.

Christian bale has the supporting oscar and I will put money on at least a best actor nomination for this film, only white known actor in a big historic drama, has oscar written all over it.

Also on a side note it's funny that no one knows sh*t about history until someone turns it into a film, a little sad.

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