Swords of Legends 2 starts filming

Xianxia drama anybody?

Swords of Legends 2 古剑奇谭贰 has started filming.  A sequel to Swords and Legends, this version stars Fu XinboYing ErAarif RahmanJiang WenZhang Zhiyao, and Shao Bing.  I’m not too familiar with this series and did not watch the original so I’m probably not going to translate the synopsis for the time being since I’m getting a bit confused by it.

More below the cut.

(more…)

The King’s Woman prepares for filming

China seems to be going on a period drama roll this and next year.

The King’s Woman 丽姬传 is preparing for filming.  Starring Dilraba DilmuratZhang BinbinLi TaiLiu Chang, and Zhang Xuan, this is based on the novel by Wen Shiren Qin’s Moon: Jingke’s Unofficial Biography 秦时明月之荆轲外传.

(WARNING!!) Spoilers below the cut.

(more…)

List of upcoming 2017 films

View post on imgur.com

Sina recently compiled a list of upcoming movies that are scheduled to premiere by the end of this year. Actors with multiple productions coming out this year include Eddie Peng, Huang Xuan, Ni Ni, Liao Fan, Shu Qi and Wan Qian. Which films are you looking forward to the most?

Translations and full trailers (if available) are below the cut. Some movies may have been omitted due to lack of information.

(more…)

Acting? The ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ movie has an open casting call

14701062_1325166530868184_7270042067642875904_n
Malaysian-born Australian model/musician Josh Kua seems like a shoo-in for the role of billionaire heir Nick Young.

Crazy Rich Asians, the best-selling Kevin Kwan novel, is getting a big screen adaption and director Jon M. Chu (Step Up 3D, Now You See Me 2) is on the lookout for acting talent.

The romantic-dramedy follows the story of Nick Young, a handsome, young, British-educated, Singaporean billionaire, and his Chinese-American girlfriend, Rachel, who only discovers his wealth during a trip together to Singapore.

This may sound like an Asian Fifty Shades of Grey, but I promise I’ve never seen Fifty Shades of Grey before, so I can’t tell you for sure. (Though, I’ve been assured that Crazy Rich Asians is substantially different to the Valentine’s-Day-release-date film trilogy.)

The casting directors are looking for English-speaking actors and actresses who can play Chinese-Singaporean or Asian characters, and are turning to social media in search of the best amateur or professional talent. The Warner Brothers production will be the “first all-Asian cast for an American Hollywood studio in a long, long time,” says Chu.

(more…)