Joe Cheng star in TV adaptation of Legend Of Ravaging Dynasties

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 TombThe 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.

L.O.R.D. 2 posters will definitely be better than the film

I don’t know enough about art but William Chan looks like half-Middle Earth elf and half-Catholic church.

L.O.R.D.  was such a let-down that I can’t believe it’s getting a sequel, but at least the posters are pretty.   Here’s posters of four of the leads – Fan Bingbing, Kris Wu, Chen Xuedong, and William Chan. Not sure whether the rest of the cast will return.

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Motion capture animation L.O.R.D. releases trailer

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Those puppy eyes almost make me want to  forgive them for everything.  gif :小介鹿里

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 …

L.O.R.D. Fan Bingbing just as gorgeous in CGI

How's this for good CGI?
Can you tell this Fan Bingbing is all CGI?

China’s first motion capture animation film L.O.R.D. 爵迹 released its first sneak peek of its CGI, this time featuring actress Fan Bingbing.

The film is set for a September 30 release. (My heart shattered a little when I heard the time. Railroad Tigers is airing the same weekend, so the chances of that screening when there’s L.O.R.D. at the same time in North America is small. Nooooo.)

Fan Bingbing to star in China’s first Motion Capture feature

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Motion-captured goddess Fan Bingbing? WANT

Fan Bingbing is the first actor confirmed for director  Guo Jingming‘s next ambitious project, a motion capture feature film of his fantasy series Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 临界·爵迹.  The series, China’s bestselling Western-styled fantasy,  focuses  on stories of cavaliers and sorcerers set in an alternate realm of four kingdoms.

Just to get a feel of the extent of his ambition, the film is scheduled for Summer 2016 already.  It will be one of five films involving either him or people from his company set to be released within the next year.   From Yang Mi to Zhang Ziyi to Shu Qi to now Fan Bingbing, Guo Jingming has some of China’s biggest   actresses covered.    Guo Jingming maybe  new to film, but he might be  China’s most prolific producer yet.

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Can you count how many heads there are in the concept poster?

Tiny Times finale set for Summer 2015, Kai Ko out

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All I want is you,  Jianxi and Gu Yuan. Tiny Times 4.0 must be the only film in the world to screen with both initial male leads cut out.

Originally set for last winter, Tiny Times 4, Soul’s End 灵魂尽头 has finally decided to move on without Kai Ko, instead releasing the film this July with him cut out.  The first set of character  posters was released today, featuring the five remaining male leads  – Chen Xuedong, Vivian Dawon, Ren Youming, Lee Hyunjae, and Jiang Chao –  shirtless.

Director/producer/writer Guo Jingming is currently co-producing Oh My God 从天儿降 with Zhang Ziyi starring Chen Xuedong, Zhang Yixing (Lay), Li Xiaolu.  He has also announced plans for to direct a motion capture computer-animated  feature of his fantasy epic, Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 爵迹.

In other Tiny Times news,  Tan Jianci (Jianxi) of the musical was hospitalized last night, and had to undergo surgery this morning for a broken palm.    Fellow M.I.C. member Xiaoxin flew in last week to take care of him.    Get well soon, Tan Jianci!

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