My Own Swordsman director to film Gu Long comedy wuxia

Who says heroes must be lonely?
Our heroes are happy.

So opens Gu Long’s favorite novel of his, Happy Heroes 欢乐英雄.  The first TV adaptation of novel, titled Growing Pains of Swordsmen, has begun filming and will star Bai Ke, Lan Yingying, Sun Yizhou, and Yang Le as a quartet of happy heroes in their various escapades. The series is directed Shang Jing and “written by” of My Own Swordsman, so I expect it might be similar in tone. The original listed writer was Ning Caishen of  My Own Swordsman but has been changed to Shang Jing after Ning Caishen got banned for doing drugs, but I suspect the script may still be based off his script. The two’s tone should work well with the novel, which is  episodic and an attempt by Gu Long to focus on the more human and mundane stories of the wuxia world.


The Legend of Flying Daggers releases another trailer

Gee… this drama’s really been sitting on the back burner…

The Legend of Flying Daggers has released stills and a trailer again while we wait on a release date.  Starring Hawick LauYang Rong, Wu YingjieHuang MingKenny Kwan, and Yuan Bingyan, this just reminds me how some Chinese dramas can sit around for ages before airing.

More stills below the cut. (more…)

Sword Master has more posters

Couple old posters I have been saving today.

Sword Master 三少爷的剑 has more posters.  Directed by Derek Yee and produced by Tsui Hark, this production stars Lin Gengxin, Peter Ho, Jiang Yiyan, Jiang Mengjie, and Jiang Yiyan and seems to still be working out a new release date or something so the ones in the posters may not be correct…

More stills below the cut.