The new version of Handsome Siblings 绝代双骄 is directed by Zou Zicheng (second director of The Stand-In) started filming today, and has confirmed Chen Zheyuan (Legend of Zu 2) as Xiaoyu’er and Hu Yitian (A Love So Beautiful) as Hua Wuque. Hu Yitian’s acting skills is his biggest weakness, and he really needs to pull a Nic Tse (whose good looks could somewhat cover for his wooden acting) to make this work.
The Smiling Proud Wanderer 笑傲江湖 is getting remade again just 5 years after Wallace Huo and Joe Chen’s version, though hopefully there won’t be any gender-bending twists this time round.
They’ve cast a bunch of newbies in the main roles, with Ding Guansen (Fist & Faith),as Linghu Chong, Ding Yuxi as Dongfang Bubai, Chen Xun as Lin Pingzhi, Xue Haojing as Ren Yingying and Jiang Zixin as Yue Lingshan. Directed by Jin Chen (Sparrow), the drama finished filming in May 2017, and will air on Youku sometime this year.