Qiao Zhenyu plays the male lead in the next chapter of the upcoming drama City of Hopeless Love 华胥引, as Kevin Cheung’s character’s father Su Heng. Gan Tingting plays the love of his life, the beautiful immortal Murong An. The drama also features Yuan Hong and Jiang Xin (in their End of an Unstable Life chapter) and Guo Zhenni (in Thirteenth Moon).
The story goes that Su Hung was determined to have Murong An as his master, and the two agreed that if Su Heng could defeat Murong An, then Murong An would marry him. So Su Heng studiously set to practicing his swordsmanship, eventually winning Murong An as his bride. However, Su Heng’s father makes marrying another woman the stipulation if Su Heng wishes to inherit his throne….more synopsis* under the cut. Watch the trailer below with English Subtitles so everybody can enjoy! There are more stills, and another trailer under the cut.
Su Heng ends up casting Murong An aside, not knowing that Murong An was already pregnant. A year later, Murong An’s other disciple (who is Lin Yuan’s character’s master!) comes to Su Heng with the infant and tells him that Murong An has died. Su Heng is stricken with grief. On the battlefield, he suffers a devastating defeat, yet at this time, Murong An appears to him and uses a secret technique to save him, herself turning into ash…many years later,Murong An’s other disciple compels his disciple (the main female lead, played by Lin Yuan), to use the Tune of Hua Xu to lure Su Heng into a dream, and assassinate him…
jjss08: We welcome 0kuo0, formerly known as frequent commentor O to the Cfensi team!
Peoples!! A leaked version of the third trailer for Hua Xu Yin has been released!! Note: It is a bit spoilery… but explains the basic framework for two of the stories.
Also, an “official” version of one of the earlier trailers has been released. Seems they made some tweaks and minor additions.
I feel the book fan in me is making me cringe too much at the trailer. Sure it’s pretty and the CG isn’t bad, but they changed so much of the story!!! I’m particularly sad about the fact she jumped off the wall in a RED dress….
As long as the story is more or less there I guess. I mean, there are probably less suitable people in the industry who could have gotten their hands on the story. :/
Ooh, what color is her dress supposed to be? I don’t understand why directors can’t stick with the original colors in a book. If they’re going to make a dress anyway….
My assumption is that the directors/costume designers may have never read the book and just read the script …
Somebody did some translation work for the beginning bit and if I remember correctly, it’s supposed to be white and feathery or something.
Prologue and Chapter 1 translated here.
If I’m not wrong she jumped in a white robe.
The colour of the dress isn’t important BUT the meaning behind it! They changed it to red because in the drama she’s supposed to marry someone she doesn’t love so she jumped instead. And this make me upset because in the book she jumped for her kingdom (since her father surrendered without any resistance) that’s make it less clichè and more in line with the chara’s personality.
The script of the drama just turn everything 很狗血…
In the book she jumped in a white feather dress as a sign of the death of her country i.e. funeral robes
From what I have seen of the trailers, the drama sounds like its going to end up being a cliche love story which the book is not.
They just cut off my fav chapter from the book Snow at PeiZhong… dunno why?
Really like Qiao Zhenyu, Yuan Hong and Jiang Xin!
They have a vendetta against you. They want to torture you with suspense. ;)
O I need to get used to your new screenname, I’m so used to calling you O.
OMGGGGG these trailers are so intense!!!! O_O Finally a c-drama that actually has trailers that do not just summarize the plot and give tons of spoilers! Do you know when this is going to air? *hopeful*
You can still call me O if you want. I tried to keep my old one since I had gotten attached to it but… oh wells… :)
Sorry… didn’t read your comment all the way through before responding. I’m not sure about the release date. As far as I know, it’s probably still up in the air and we might not see it until next year. jjss08 helped me a lot with the post and, since I’m still working on reading Chinese, added more of the details you see about the story since I really have no access to them with the barrier.
The first trailer’s still + the swing in the case gives off such a RoCH 2006 vibe ~
Anyways, welcome, O, and congrats on your first post!
btw… I think the yellow mermaid tail portion in the first trailer is from Pirates of the Caribbean. Dunno… just looks familiar to me. Here! Around 1:45… >:(
Special thanks to jjss08 for helping me with this post. There’s no way I could have done it like this by myself. :P
I really like this article. I hope you have lots of fun in your new position.