Swords of Legends 2 古剑奇谭贰 has started filming. A sequel to Swords and Legends, this version stars Fu Xinbo, Ying Er, Aarif Rahman, Jiang Wen, Zhang 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.
The King’s Woman 丽姬传 is preparing for filming. Starring Dilraba Dilmurat, Zhang Binbin, Li Tai, Liu 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.
Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossomshas been gearing up for its January 30th release date. Starring Yang Mi, Mark Zhao, Yu Menglong, Ken Chang, Dilraba, Zhang Binbin, and Gao Weiguang, lots more goodies from the promotion avalanche in the last couple weeks.
The Glory of Tang Dynasty 大唐荣耀 continues to drum up to its release on January 29th with a whole mess of theme songs, a long trailer, Promos, posters, images, etc. Starring Jing Tian, Wan Qian, Ren Jialun, and Shu Chang, character posters for those interested.
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.
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.
The Legend of the Demon Cat 妖猫传 has released a couple more stills, a production video, and a release date projected for December 22nd of 2017. Starring Shota Sometani, Huang Xuan, Liu Haoran, Zhang Yuqi, Zhang Rongrong, and Zhang Tianai, people interested in this production can get a look behind the scenes.