Handsome Siblings and The Smiling Proud Wanderer get the remake treatment again

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.

17 thoughts on “Handsome Siblings and The Smiling Proud Wanderer get the remake treatment again

  1. Watched two eps of Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018. The lead is probably the worst I’ve seen so far. He acts like the awkward nerd in a coming-of-age dramas when Linghu Chong is probably one of the most carefree and oldest Jin Yong leads.

    • I don’t know, I kind of like it. I have not seen the earlier series, but I think it quite good.

  2. I hope they didn’t finally get a man to play Dongfangbuba just for easy BL fodder b/w Dongfangbubai and Linghu Chong because damn it why can’t those two just fall in love with the people they’re suppose to.

    The tagline is also ???. None of those people but Lin Pingzhi are young nor new to Jianghu and this is not a coming-of-age story.

    • What did the tagline says? Coming-of-age story??? Nope..it’s definitely not :P .
      Btw, I read somewhere that Yang Lian Ting (DFBB’s boyfriend in the novel) would be acted by a female actress (please cmiiw). So, I dont think (I hope) there would be BL between DFBB and LHC here

        • Thanks!
          “Newly arrived to Jianghu as a youth.” -> .. yeah..that’s weird . LHC is already well-known as one of the hero from the young generation, while DFBB is definitely not young or newly arrived

          Perhaps the story wants to explore DFBB-YLT’s relationship as a tragic love story *shrug*

          • That’s already done, though. …

            The author had originally envisioned the book as a political intrigue, I don’t know why everyone wants to make it a romance for DFBB. Lin Pingzhi and Yue Buqun are both far more interesting characters if they wanted to explore side characters.

  3. okay both of these movie are like my most favorite Chinese drama of all time I hope that they do not mess this up because the other ones was very big disappointment the only version that I love are the Bridget Lynn versions and a few of the older ones. Hope they do good.

  4. Smiling Proud Wanderer is directed by Sparrow’s director? Hmm, I dont think the main lead is charismatic enough, but I’m interested in director’s work. I guess I’ll check this one out.

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