Upcoming rom-com Skate into Love 冰糖炖雪梨 has cast Zhang Xincheng(My Huckleberry Friends) and Wu Qian (The Brightest Star in the Sky) as a pair of childhood frenemies / sweethearts who go through their share of trials and tribulations before earning their happily ever after. Continue reading →
Another remake of the classic folk tale, New Legend of Madam White Snake stars Ju Jingyi (Legend of Yun Xi) as the titular white snake, Yu Menglong (All Out of Love) as Xu Xian, Xiao Yan (The Legends) as Xiaoqing and Pei Zitian(Legend of Haolan) as Fa Hai.
The series is shot on location in Dali and Shangri-la of Yunnan province. I don’t know if that moon is PS’ed in here, but it’s pretty.
Chen Xiao and Jing Tian’s road-trip suspense romance Finding Love on the Journeywill be airing soon, so here’s the first trailer out to get you excited. If anything, it’s definitely the first of its genre that I’ve heard of. Based on an original script and directed by Mao Weining (An Ordinary World), Chen Xiao plays a cop who teams up with a woman seeking to clear their name. On their road trip to Shangri-la, they become entangled in the local crime scene and an international drug smuggling corporation. [Extended Synopsis]
Trailer below, MV here, and more stills below the cut:
Based on Shisi Lang’s novel of the same name, Killing All the Crows in the World (The Killing of Three Thousand Crows) 三千鸦杀 features Zhao Lusi (Oh! My Emperor) and Zheng Yecheng (An Oriental Odyssey) in a romance that transcends ten lifetimes.
Luo Yunxi (Ashes of Love) stars as the titular broker Zhou Xiaoshan, a spy who is ordered to steal valuable research information from scientist Qiu Jianing, played by Song Qian(Moonshine and Valentine). [Extended Synopsis]
Imagine doing this while also whipping your 1.6m (5 feet) wig around.
Someone recently uploaded the DVD behind the scenes for the Zhang Jizhong version of The Return of the Condor Heroes here and people are once more struck by how well the choreography and its execution by Liu Yifei fit the character of its lead Xiaolongnv. XiaoLongNv’s sashes are probably right up there with Yang Liping’s ““Nine Yin Skeleton Claw 九阴白骨爪“ as my top two Jin Yong choreographies that are both beautiful and perfectly reflect their characters.
In the book, Xiaolongnv’s fighting style is described as “a fairy or angel dancing”. Action directors Zhao Jian and Lin Feng worked to achieve this by combining elements of dance with martial arts. In designing her signature white sashes, the choreographers borrowed heavily from water sleeves of Chinese dance. While she only used white sashes a few times in the novel, her sashes become prominent here to emphasize her etherealness.
In designing her signature white sashes, the choreographers borrowed heavily from water sleeves of Chinese dance. While she only used white sashes a few times in the novel, this became her main weapon here to emphasize her etherealness.
Humans uses the same English name as the British remake of the Swedish series.
In a remake of Swedish sci-fi series Real Humans, Humans 你好，安怡 (literal translation: Hello, Android), Qi Wei and Ma Tianyu head a team of conscious robots trying to adjust to the world as the world adjusts to them. The series co-stars Lin Ludi, Zeng Kelang, and Sun Anke as fellow robots, and Wang Cong, Zhang Heng, Han Xiuyi, Wu Yuyao, Chen Youwei as humans.
Two trailers released today shows the two leads’ plots. Qi Wei plays An Yi, a service robot who is actually a conscious robot kidnapped and hacked with new software.
Huang Zitao plays a pop idol trying to prove his worth (aka himself) in rom-com The Brightest Star In The Sky 夜空中最闪亮的星. Wu Qian plays his assistant-turned-manager and love interest , Yang Zhenzhen. Huang Zitao is the music producer for the series and his team did the OST. The series co-stars Niu Junfeng, Cao Xiyue, Zhao Yihuan, and Wang Jinsong. Two episodes every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be available online beginning March 25th.