Ice Fantasy finally unfrozen, potentially stars Kris Wu

After making history with "Tiny Times", will Guo Jingming also spearhead the fantasy category in Chinese film?
After making history with “Tiny Times”, will Guo Jingming also spearhead the fantasy category in Chinese film?

If you follow Kpop, you’ll know that recently, another Chinese member of SM Entertainment – Kris Wu Yifan of Exo, has returned to China and filed suit for cancellation of his contract.  Most recently, an exchange between him and Guo Jingming on Weibo seems to indicate a collaboration between the two. More importantly, Tiny Times film series’ publicity company MaxTimes’ CEO confirmed that Kris had previously been tapped for Tiny Times 3 (but probably couldn’t be in it because of SM), and indicated that the collaboration will be for either Tiny Times 4.0 or Ice Fantasy.

Ice Fantasy is a fantasy-suspense novel featuring a pair of brothers, representing the Ice and Fire Kingdoms respectively, fighting in a world of illusions. The novel by Guo Jingming is a cross between ancient China with elements like the guzheng and reincarnation as well as Western fantasy, with elements such as mermaids and castles. The novel’s filming rights were previously brought by Huang Xiaoming circa 2010, but this seems to indicate that the rights have expired, and will be instead filmed by Guo Jingming with Huace.  I’m kind of beyond excited for this, since China haven’t had any good fantasy films despite a growing number of fantasy literature ready for film, and Guo Jingming seems to be the right person for the job.

Highlights from Dragon TV New Year Concert 2013-2014

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The New Year concert on Dragon TV 东方卫视, Shanghai based television channel, is another must watch concert. The show featured Chinese Idol contestants, Han Hong 韩红, actor/singer/judge Huang Xiaoming 黄晓明 PKing singer/actor/MC Show Luo 罗志祥. Also in attendance is Taiwanese girl idol women musical group S.H.E, going into their 13th year together and still going strong even as married women (Ella 陈嘉桦 and Selina 任家萱). It wouldn’t be a party without some pretty faces – representing the girls is Shanghai based theater girl group SNH48, and representing the dudes is SM boybands Super Junior-M and EXO-M. The concert also featured special performances from Richie Ren 任贤齐 and Jonathan Lee 李宗盛.

As if that’s not enough incentive to watch the show, just look at this 3D (4D?) light show during the new year countdown!! The full new year concert is available on the official Dragon TV affiliated youtube channel in three parts here, here, and here.


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