Amber Kuo sleeps on a bed of money in the newest promos for The Story of Xi Bao 喜宝. Based on the book of the same name, the film follows Xibao as she chooses between love (Gao Ren) and money (Chang Kuo-chu) . First-time director Wang Danyang writes and directs. It’s set to be in theaters on October 16th.
Legend of Two Sisters In The Chaos 浮世双娇传 stars Meng Ziyi and SNH48 idol Li Yitong as two sisters who get caught in a dangerous power struggle. Aarif Rahman and Wang Zhuocheng play their love interests.
The drama releases 2 episodes every Mon-Wed on Tencent WeTV beginning Sept 28th.(more…)
Love Is Sweet stars Bai Lu as the heroine who is allergic to tears and Luo Yunxi as her protector. Gao Hanyu plays the hero’s rival, while Xiao Yan and Wang Yilun will have their own love line.
The 36 episode drama releases 2 eps every Sun-Tues and will be English-subbed on iQiyi international site and the app beginning tonight (Sept 27th).
Ending theme song by Sunnee(more…)
How cool is Ni Ni that the one time she cut her hair in almost ten years, she did a photoshoot in the process?
Reminiscent of Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair, every strand of hair strewed across the floor is defiant of what other people thinks she should look like. Famous for her outer appearance and feminine sensuality, Ni Ni hasn’t been allowed by her team to cut her hair since forever. Here, she dons on male suits and wields her own sissors to show that you don’t have to just “love her for her hair”.” Like Frida, she’s documenting her process of creating art. In her case, it’s cutting off her long locks for her upcoming film 1921.
The execution by Ni Ni and Trunk Xu is both visually and conceptually perfect, and this photoshoot is now my favorite Ni Ni photoshoot of the year over the blood rose one by Guo Puyuan.(more…)
Hello, The Sharpshooter 你好神枪手 stars Xing Fei as Tang Xin, the reporter of a sports television channel. She is tasked with interviewing the winner of the 50 metre rifle prone championships (Hu Yitian), who also happens to be the coach she had a crush on four years ago.
Helmed by Liu Yizhi (The Negotiator), the Tencent web drama began filming today.(more…)
Marketed to be Tencent’s next big bromance, Arthur Chen Feiyu and Luo Yunxi‘s Immortality has finally wrapped up filming and released a few character posters.
The drama, featuring Luo Yunxi as a teacher of Chen Feiyu in a battle of good vs evil, was originally sold to be the most expensive BL drama made, we’re not so sure anymore given all the other ones that have came into the mix (such as Zhang Zhehan Gong Jun’s A Tale of the Wanderers, Jing Boran, Song Weilong’s The Society of Four Leaves, and Tan Jianci and Chen Zheyuan’s Winner is King, as well as several big projects in pre-production). I feel like this one has the best team (Ashes of Love CGI and world-building, Tribes and Empires costume designer, World of Dugu director) and most shippable leads, but we’ll have to wait to see who comes out on top in the end.(more…)
Octogenerian, and The 90s 八零九零 stars Wu Qian as Ye Xiaomei, the enthusiastic heroine who is tasked with managing a retirement home after her grandmother is diagnosed with cancer. However, many of her actions are rejected by the elderly residents, and hijinks ensue. Bai Jingting costars as her love interest.(more…)