One major plus for the TV series: the actors will actually look like humans
The TV adaptation of fantasy Legend Of Ravaging Dynasties 爵迹·临界天下 has already been filmed and released its first trailer. The people will definitely look more real than the film version, so already a plus. It’s shot partly in New Zealand, so the landscape will also look way better. The script is Bai Yicong (Candle in the Tomb, The Lost Tomb) , who is a hit or miss. The whole cast hasn’t been announced, but Joe Cheng and Zhang Ming’en should be playing the main duo of Yinchen and Qiling. Huang Mengying also plays a role.
Eighteen Springs / Half a Lifelong Romance 半生缘, the adaption of Eileen Chang’s eponymous novel, has released its first trailer featuring Carina Lau as older sister Gu Manlu (who seems to have gotten a personality makeover) and Jiang Xin as the younger sister Gu Manzhen.
The Legend of Heavenly Tear: Phoenix Warriors 天泪传奇之凤凰无双 has released more stills. Starring Wang Likun, Joe Cheng, Allen Ting, He Yanni, Zhang Xiaolong, Bai Bing, Xiong Naijin, Xia Minghao, He Jianze, Muqi Miya, and Li Zhengyang, these give us a better look at the detailing on the more elaborate costumes in this production.
OoooOOOoooh! Isn’t it pretty? Never mind that we had to catch an actual phoenix and pluck some feathers for that fan… and thus the title for this drama…
The Legend of Heavenly Tear: Phoenix Warriors 天泪传奇之凤凰无双 has released more stills and a trailer. Starring Wang Likun, Joe Cheng, Allen Ting, He Yanni, Zhang Xiaolong, Bai Bing, Xiong Naijin, Xia Minghao, He Jianze, Muqi Miya, and Li Zhengyang, erm… not familiar with the source material but this is anything but what I was expecting…
Sigh… Why couldn’t more of the stills be on par with this one?!?
The Legend of Heavenly Tear: Phoenix Warriors 天泪传奇之凤凰无双 has released more stills. Starring Wang Likun, Joe Cheng, Allen Ting, He Yanni, Zhang Xiaolong, Bai Bing, Xiong Naijin, Xia Minghao, He Jianze, Muqi Miya, and Li Zhengyang, these are a bit less… erm… oddly creative than the last ones were…
Somebody kindly explain what comets have to do with the plot of this drama.
The Legend of Heavenly Tear: Phoenix Warriors 天泪传奇之凤凰无双 has released more character posters. Starring Wang Likun, Joe Cheng, Allen Ting, He Yanni, Zhang Xiaolong, Bai Bing, Xiong Naijin, Xia Minghao, He Jianze, Muqi Miya, and Li Zhengyang, those who liked the styling in the original images can take a look at more.
More posters below the cut (WARNING: SPOILERS at the bottom.).
If we replace Joe Cheng with someone from Macau, we would get a happy Greater China family.
Joe Chen and Joe Cheng are finally collaborating! Cfensi gold stars for every time you catch us mixing their names.
Leave Me, Catch Me 放弃我抓紧我 features Joe Chen as a fashion designer who all of a sudden lost her memories after the age of 23, is now engaged a man who she doesn’t know, and competitors with the man who she thought was her boyfriend. Can she rebuild her life and find her lost dreams? The male cast includes Wang Kai, Bosco Wong, and Joe Cheng.
Filming begins next month in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Milan, and Paris. OMG Wang Kai in Paris in those gorgeous winter coats! I’m going to be thinking about Ming Cheng’s college days during all those scenes. Can we please have a scene where the girl leaves him so he runs out and then kneels in the snow while wearing only a white shirt? I’m probably expecting too much …
‘Real Hero 真心英雄,’ China’s newest variety show to air July 10th, is a spin-off off of South Korea’s ‘Infinite Challenge’ and ‘X-Man’, where a team of celebrities are given strenuous physical and mental challenges to complete in a short amount of time. Watching the trailer, it seems that the challenges include diving through a pool of plastic balls, parachuting into the sky, a giant tug of war, hamster ball fighting, wrestling, and lots of good ‘ol variety show style drama.
This season’s team features Chen Xuedong, Joe Cheng, Zhang Jie, Zhu Yawen, Tong Dawei, and Yang Kun, with Guo Jingming as a guest star in ep 1. The theme of this show, according to the show creators at Jiangsu TV, is to show the audience what it takes to be a real hero, and how we can be them in our everyday lives.
Singer Annie Yi makes her directorial debut with The Queens 我是女王, which follows the lives of three best friends (Song Hye-kyo, Joe Chen, and Wu Junmei) as they try to gain control of their own lives. The film also stars Shawn Dou, Joe Cheng, Jerry Yang, Jiang Wu, and guest stars newly-weds Annie Yi and Qin Hao. The film is set for a November 6th release. Trailer below and character posters below the cut and here.
I apologize up front for calling Design for Living Joe Cheng’s play, but he is probably the draw for a lot of people, and probably the person most people know, at least for those who come to this site. For the famous people in attendance however, the big draw was mostly Sylvia Chang, a veteran director in Taiwan. The director and one of the lead actresses of “Not All Women are Bad” were spotted attending the play Design for Living in Beijing. Taiwanese music mogul Jonathan Lee (Fusion’s management), and Chinese sixth generation director Tian Zhuangzhuang were also in attendance.