A late-Qing/Republican era Chinese series, directed by an ethnic-Kazakh trained in Soviet Russia, based on a British novel?
Nesound entertainment (Hello Gorgeous, Ugly Wudi, My Fair Princess/Huan Zhu Ge Ge) introduces Seeking my own future 明日已太远, an adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, but set in late-Qing/ Republican era of China.
This won’t be director Jana Shah’s first time directing a foreign novel, though. In fact, she directed the first ever Chinese television series adapted from a foreign novel, How the Steel Was Tempered, back in 1999. Shah, who did an excellent job with my favorite red drama When We Were Young, said that she hopes to adapt even more foreign novels. In addition to the common manga adaptations, will we see other foreign literature being adapted? We already have a Five dynasty/Ten Kingdom Period Hamlet, and now a late-Qing Heathcliff, what’s next? Tang-dynasty Lolita? Ming-dynasty d’Artagnan?