Round-up of upcoming Jin Yong projects to warily anticipate

I didn’t zoom like XDramasX told us to when she posted this, but this poster for the upcoming Return of the Condor Heroes series is like a hundred stabs to the heart of Guo Xiang fans.

Wuxia lord and savior Jin Yong, may he rest in peace, is finally getting a big screen revival recently, with at least eight mostly Hong Kong films in pre-production right now.  In addition, at least seven upcoming dramas are currently or will soon be filmed. Hey producers, I’m still waiting for someone to pick-up the cyberpunk wuxia version of Laughing in the Wu Dun


  • Legend of the Condor Heroes, a film directed by Gordon Chan (Painted Skin) that may be in pre-production limbo.  source
  • Return of the Condor Heroes, a trilogy directed by Hark Tsui ( Swordsman) to begin production June 2019.  source
  • Legend Of The Heaven Sword And Dragon Saber, a film directed and produced by Wong Jing (Royal Tramp) to begin production late 2019. source
  • Deer and the Cauldron,  a trilogy directed by Pang Ho-Cheung (Love in a Puff ) to begin production mid-2019. source
  • The Book and the Sword , written by James Yuen (The Warlords) and directed by Jacob Cheung (Cageman).     source
  • undisclosed projects – 835 films.    source
  • Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain, to be produced by veteran Jin Yong drama director Zhang Jizhong – source
  • Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, to be produced by  Fan Xinman.  source


  • Return of the Condor Heroes , finished filming with Tong Mengshi, Mao Xiaohui
  • Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, currently filming with Tony Yang, Bai Shu, Zhang Tianyang
  • Deer and the Cauldron, set to begin filming this month. Rumored to star Zhang Yishan
  • Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber, currently airing and recommended for the big fight scene on Guangming Peak.
  • Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain,  produced by Zhang Jizhong and written by Bai Yicong – source
  • Sword Stained with Royal Blood, produced by KZ. Galaxy – source
  • A Deadly Secret,  produced by  Fan Xinman and written by Wang Hailin.  source
  • Another Legend of the Condor Heroes drama focusing on Huang Yaoshi and Ouyang Feng, produced by Cathay Media (Yu Zheng’s Swordsman and RoCH).  source

Louis Cha, the beloved writer known as Jin Yong, passes away at age of 94

According to the Wen Wei Po, Louis Cha, journalist, historian, educator, and the writer most well-known as Jin Yong, passed away at the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital on the afternoon of October 30, 2018. Cha was born in Haining, Zhejiang, on February 6, 1924 .

With each of his fourteen novels inspiring dozens of adaptations, Cha is the most popular wuxia writer of all times, if not the most popular modern Chinese writer.  If you have a favorite actor who acted before this decade, there’s a 90% chance they have played a Jin Yong character.  Just this year, there are at least four adaptations in the works (The Return of the Condor Heroes drama and filmDragon Saber and Heavenly Sword, and Semi-Gods and Demi-Devils) . (more…)

Ode to Gallantry releases stills

 So... SARFT... how exactly are we going to release SO many period dramas that have started to build up.  Are we going to bazooka the audience?
So… SARFT… how exactly are we going to release SO many period dramas that have started to build up.  Are we going to bazooka the audience?

Zhang Jizhong is back and at it again with another Louis Cha novel.  Seeking to bring actors as opposed to using ones with an already established name, Ode to Gallantry stars Cai Yida, Zhang Jiani, Li Zixiong, Xu Shaoqiang, Liu Ximing, and Ma Ling.  Show Yu Zheng how it’s done, Zhang Jizhong.  The classics are famous in their original form for a reason.

More stills below the cut.