What happens when the American Ugly Betty, the Mexican La Fea Mas Bella, and the Chinese Ugly Wudi meets? The audience may just find out soon. According to sohu and other major websites, there are plans for a movie version of Ugly Betty that will bring the three different “Betty’s” together in Hawaii.
While we wait for that, cfensi and I are both hyped about Ugly Wudi 3 the musical that’s airing after Meteor Shower. It’s a beautiful example of Hunan TV’s creativity and willingness to move beyond the norm.
On the other hand, other TV stations seem not so original. Three of Hai Yan’s drama are set to be remade, including my favorite “Jade Goddess of Mercy.” The cast, as usual of Hai Yan dramas, are said to be new actors.
Zhejiang TV plans to imitate Hunan TV by investing in its own “eeMedia” – “Giant Blue Star Media.” It also plans to make the drama versions of “My Sassy Girlfriend,” “High School Musical (?),” “Slumdog Millionaire(?)” and “Temptation of Eve” next year. Not sure how much of any of these news are true, but they’re interestingly shocking.