Random posters, stills, and photos that caught my eye lately. Any that caught yours?
When films list Jingle Ma (The Butterfly Lovers, Mulan, Speed Angels) as director, it’s usually a sign for me to stay right away from the very beginning, because his movies always turn out to be so very boring. I’ve heard some good things about the other two Raiders movies though, so let’s hope he doesn’t turn an action flick into a snooze fest.
So Young 2: Never Gone 致青春：原来你还在这里 is a romance film based on the novel of the same name by Xin Yiwu (辛夷坞). The film stars Liu Yifei as the struggling student Su Yunjin and Kris Wu Yifan as the high school genius Cheng Zheng who takes a liking to her.
Minor spoilers below the cut.
Guo Jingming and China’s first motion capture animation film L.O.R.D. (Legend of Ravaging Dynasty) finally released its first full-length trailer. It stars Fan Bingbing, Yang Mi, Chen Xuedong, Kris Wu Yifan, Amber Kuo, William Chan, Yan Yikuan, Aarif Lee, Lin Yun, Wang Duo, and TF Boys‘ Wang Yuan. You know, if the CGI isn’t that great, you could’ve at least chose good voice actors to make up for it …
As a string of men’s fashion weeks concludes this week, here’s a round-up of some of the looks. We have Kris Wu Yifan in London, Chen Kun, Wang Kai, Sheng Yilun, Chen Xuedong in Milan, Yang Yang, Jing Boran in Paris. In particular of note is Kris Wu Yifan, who is the first male actor of Chinese descent to walk the runaways for a high-end fashion show (Burberry).
In addition to appearances at shows, most of them also took some time for street style photoshoots, so you can expect more in the coming weeks. So, which looks are your favorites?
Crystal Liu Yifei, Kris Wu Yifan, Li Qin, Jin Shijia, Li Meng, and Hao Shaowen star in a set of school-themed character posters for upcoming high school love flick Never Gone 原来你还在这里.
China’s most ambitious animation project to date, Guo Jingming’s Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (L.O.R.D.) is not only China’s first motion capture animation film and first Western fantasy film, it’s also going to be made using exclusively Chinese animation teams in little over a year. The plan is one of many moves he’s made as a part of his aggressive entrance into the fields of Chinese science fiction and fantasy literature, film, and animation.
Unlike the other Chinese animation projects that are produced by one company, Guo wants to shake the entire industry up, working with a dozen Chinese companies to simultaneously develop characters and backgrounds. Guo Jingming reportedly even gave a few million RMB to the primary team Original Force, just so they would upgrade their software instead of using foreign companies.
Human models for the ambitious project include Fan Bingbing, Yang Mi, Chen Xuedong, Kris Wu Yifan, Amber Kuo, William Chan, Yan Yikuan, Aarif Lee, Lin Yun, Wang Duo, and TF Boys‘ Wang Yuan. You can tell Guo Jingming went straight for the biggest fandoms with this cast to insure his project succeeds.
First glimpses of Xu Jinglei‘s first romance, Somewhere only we know 有一个地方只有我们知道 starring Kris Wu, Wang Likun, Zhang Chao, and Nayizha, are shown in Kris Wu’s latest MV for the film. Being Xu Jinglei’s new favorite, Kris Wu is also expected to play Feng Xiaogang’s son for upcoming Guan Hu film Old Punk 老炮儿.
P.S. Anyone know who is the random white guy that Xu Jinglei is snuggling with?