If you follow Kpop, you’ll know that recently, another Chinese member of SM Entertainment – Kris Wu Yifan of Exo, has returned to China and filed suit for cancellation of his contract. Most recently, an exchange between him and Guo Jingming on Weibo seems to indicate a collaboration between the two. More importantly, Tiny Times film series’ publicity company MaxTimes’ CEO confirmed that Kris had previously been tapped for Tiny Times 3 (but probably couldn’t be in it because of SM), and indicated that the collaboration will be for either Tiny Times 4.0 or Ice Fantasy.
Ice Fantasy is a fantasy-suspense novel featuring a pair of brothers, representing the Ice and Fire Kingdoms respectively, fighting in a world of illusions. The novel by Guo Jingming is a cross between ancient China with elements like the guzheng and reincarnation as well as Western fantasy, with elements such as mermaids and castles. The novel’s filming rights were previously brought by Huang Xiaoming circa 2010, but this seems to indicate that the rights have expired, and will be instead filmed by Guo Jingming with Huace. I’m kind of beyond excited for this, since China haven’t had any good fantasy films despite a growing number of fantasy literature ready for film, and Guo Jingming seems to be the right person for the job.