This summer, fight for love. This is the tagline issued by the first poster for the romantic-comedy Sophie’s Revenge, officially proclaiming that the movie, even though still in post-production, is already entering into the promotional stage.
This marks Zhang Ziyi’s first foray into this genre and the rest of the cast is equally big, with Fan Bingbing playing her rival and Peter Ho and Korean actor So Jisub as the two men in her life. Ruby Lin and Yao Chen (tv actress that’s shooting to fame and very funny) also star.
The teaser poster highlights the contrast between the two main women in this movie, one confident and alluring, and the other one looking rather pitiful, with what I believe are pills in her hair, perhaps a nod to So Jisub’s character, who is a doctor.
I think what best describes my impression from the film’s publicity so far, is very light-hearted. Check out the stills below of Sophie’s pad to see what I mean. Zhang Ziyi plays an imaginative cartoonist, and her home is full of bright colors and retro furniture. Furthermore it’s purported that there will be fantasy sequences in the film. More than all the big names, I think this escapist fantastical quality is what is going to make this movie one to look out for amongst all the romantic comedies coming out of China soon. Sophie’s Revenge hits Chinese and Korean theaters simultaneously in August.