Mario Maurer and Erich Gonzales’ Movie is Called ‘Suddenly It’s Magic’

Mario Maurer, the Thai heartthrob who took Asia by storm by his movies “The Love of Siam” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” has inked a one-movie project with Star Cinema.

Mario Maurer is being paired with Maria la del Barrio star Erich Gonzales in the said movie project with a working title “Suddenly It’s Magic.”

Maurer signed a one-movie contract with Star Cinema on Wednesday. He also revealed that the film is going to be shot in Thailand and the Philippines and that it is slated to be shown in 2012.

He is looking forward to meet Erich Gonzales, his upcoming leading lady in the movie, very soon.

The Thai actor arrived in Manila on Wednesday to shoot an ad campaign for Penshoppe.

Tomorrow, October 28, he will be at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) for his fan conference and on October 29, he is set to headline the Philippine Fashion Week at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Li Bing Bing to play Ada Wong in new "Resident Evil" film

TORONTO: Chinese actress Li Bing Bing will join the cast of the upcoming Hollywood sci-fi horror film "Resident Evil: Retribution", the fifth installment in the "Resident Evil" film series.

Hollywood actress Milla Jovovich, who plays the lead character Alice in "Resident Evil: Retribution", announced via Twitter on Tuesday that Li will play the mysterious secret agent Ada Wong in the film.

"Resident Evil: Retribution", which is directed by Jovovich's husband Paul Anderson, is expected to be released in September next year.

The "Resident Evil" films were inspired by a popular survival-horror video game series of the same name, that pits players against zombies, mutant dogs and various other abominations.

The films feature many characters from the games though their storylines differ quite significantly from that of the games.

"Resident Evil: Afterlife",the latest film in the series, grossed a whopping US$300 million (S$383 million) worldwide.