I hope one day he’ll send me a picture, no matter how old, because I’ll still remember his face. And I would know he didn’t die, that he was still alive.”
Award-winning actress Kara Hui said in an interview last year that she’s still trying to find her first love, an American soldier deployed in Hong Kong during the Vietnam War. This reminds me of the story of actor Anthony Wong, who was able to find his Australian half-brothers online earlier this year thanks to a BBC report. Hey BBC, time to step up again.
“From ages 3 to 11, this girl ( you see here) lived in the red light district. I’ve seen every tragedy and joy of life. He was the first one to ask me how to say I love you in Cantonese. For a young girl, I think it was like a first love. It’s a bit tragic because he left Hong Kong the next day to Vietnam, maybe he got killed the day he arrived.” Hui said.
According to the Wen Wei Po, Louis Cha, journalist, historian, educator, and the writer most well-known as Jin Yong, passed away at the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital on the afternoon of October 30, 2018. Cha was born in Haining, Zhejiang, on February 6, 1924 .
With each of his fourteen novels inspiring dozens of adaptations, Cha is the most popular wuxia writer of all times, if not the most popular modern Chinese writer. If you have a favorite actor who acted before this decade, there’s a 90% chance they have played a Jin Yong character. Just this year, there are at least four adaptations in the works (The Return of the Condor Heroesdrama and film, Dragon Saber and Heavenly Sword, and Semi-Gods and Demi-Devils) . Continue reading →
Wong Kar-wai, the quintessential auteur of Hong Kong cinema, has been confirmed as the director of upcoming crime drama Tong Wars 堂斗, which will be created by Paul Attanasio (House) and streamed internationally on Amazon.
Sword Master 三少爷的剑 will be releasing on December 2nd. Directed by Derek Yee and produced by Tsui Hark, this production stars Lin Gengxin, Peter Ho, Jiang Yiyan, Jiang Mengjie, and Jiang Yiyan, not too much longer now.
The costuming so far is a bit bland but the backgrounds are nice.
The Legend of Jade Sword 莽荒纪 has released a couple behind the scenes stills. Starring Hawick Lau and Wang Ou, those looking forward to this production can get a quick preview before official materials come out.