Promo Round-up: Love and Destiny

Chang Chen’s drama debut and Ni Ni’s second television drama, Love and Destiny revolves around the romance between the God of War and a young maiden destined to wreck havoc on the world.

The 60 episode fantasy drama releases 2 eps every Monday to Friday on iQiyi / Youtube.

Introduction to the worlds, Theme song by Aska Yang Zongwei

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Love and Destiny releases theme song, sets release date

Still on the fence, but the production values seem top-notch.

Ni Ni and Chang Chen’s Love and Destiny 宸汐缘 has finally set a release date for July 15th (this means there’s a 50% chance of it actually being released). The drama released a MV today for its theme song by Zhang Bichen and Zheng Yunlong. From the producers and director of Eternal Love, the drama tells of the love story between the God of War and a maiden destined to bring chaos to the world. [Extended Synopsis]

Love and Destiny unveils main cast and releases new trailer

Chang Chen and Ni Ni’s upcoming fantasy drama Love and Destiny comes from the producers and director of TLTWTMPB / Eternal Love, and tells of the love story between the God of War and a maiden destined to bring chaos to the world. [Extended Synopsis]

Behind the scenes with Chang Chen and Ni Ni

(To be honest, I’m finding it very hard to remain optimistic about this show.)

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Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth sets release date on February 27th

The classic wuxia novel is known for propelling the theory that the Ming dynasty was founded by and named after the  Manicheist Ming sect.

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth announced its release date of February 27th with a new trailer and a few posters. The series stars Zeng Shunxi, Chen Yuqi, and Zhu Xudan in a fight between three religions and three countries.

Both of the trailers have actually looked interesting to me, and given that there haven’t been a true-to-the-books version made yet, it’ll be interesting to see director Jeffrey Chiang’s take on it given his success with the 2017 version of the Legend of the Condor Heroes.

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Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber releases trailer

The background of the poster looks just like the book covers of the Sanlian version!

The trailer for Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the ninth but I believe the first adaptation of the latest edition of the novel  actually looks super solid. The scenery, costumes, and choreograph all look natural, as does Zeng Shunxi’s acting minus one scene.  At least three of the four female leads look dead inside every single scene, though.

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the ninth cast unveals

Zeng Shunxi as Zhang Wuji the 9th, at your service.

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the 9th 倚天屠龙记  has released its first set of stills. I’d always thought this is the perfect Jin Yong novel to adapt for melodramas with idol actors. Glad someone finally took the advice and went for it.  The cast is at least pretty and young , and I already like this Zhou Zhiruo more than the last one.

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The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre to be adapted into a drama for the 9th time

 

The new version of Heavenly Sword Dragon Slaying Sabre 倚天屠龙记, and is helmed by Jeffrey Chiang, the director of last year’s well-received Legend of the Condor Heroes 2017 (my first reaction to the news was that Deng Chao’s version was only a couple of years ago, until I remembered it aired way back in 2009).

Zeng Shunxi has been cast as male lead Zhang Wuji, though he clearly lacks the skills to bring the character to life. I have higher hopes for Tang Yan’s new employee Chen Yuqi, who was serviceable in Princess Weiyoung.

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Justice Bao stills

The color schemes are a bit too flashy for my tastes…

Justice Bao 包青天 has more stills today.  Starring Li DongxueGao JunxianZhang ZhixiKenneth Tsang, and Liu Qianhan, Bao Zheng seems to be getting a lot of attention in the drama realm lately.

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More stills for Justice Bao

Yes… because we all know the spray tan was invented during the Song Dynasty…

Justice Bao 包青天 has released more stills.  Starring Li DongxueGao JunxianZhang ZhixiKenneth Tsang, and Liu Qianhan, those interested in any of these actors can get get a look while we wait on a trailer.

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