Guan Hu’s (Mr. Six, Candle in the Tomb) The Eight Hundred 八佰 focuses on the eight hundred Chinese soldiers who hold Shanghai’s defenses for four days against three hundred thousand Japanese troops. Starring Zhang Yi, Jiang Wu, Huang Zhizhong, Ou Hao, Wang Qianyuan and Du Chun, the film will be released on August 21st.
The Eight 民初奇人传 (prev. 外八行) revolves around a university student (Ou Hao) who gets embroiled in a conspiracy involving a group of vigilantes from the pugilist world, and discovers his true identity in the process. Tan Songyun, Wang Zixuan and Qin Lan costar.
Distant Lover 陌生的恋人 (lit.) stars Song Qian as a violinist who loses her memory after surviving an avalanche. The heroine is told that she is the fiance of a successful entrepreneur (Ou Hao), yet the actions of her emotionally distant husband-to-be makes her question her identity.
Directed by Huang Tianren (Here to Heart, Someday or One Day), the 40 episode drama is the leads’ second collaboration after Love Under the Moon, and began filming today.
The Chinese Pilot 中国机长 is based on the emergency landing of a Sichuan Airlines aircraft on its way to Lhasa, and stars Zhang Hanyu as the heroic pilot who safely lands the plane at Chengdu Airport. Ou Hao, Du Jiang, Yuan Quan, Zhang Tian’ai and Li Qin costar as crew members.
I just hope this film airs before the real estate bubble in China pops or it’s going to be really awkward.
Coming off what I feel like was the best idol drama of the year so far, His Excelleny’s First Love /Moonshine and Valentine, Victoria Song is filming her next series with Ou Hao and Danson Tang. The Moon Knows Not My Heart 山月不知心底事, based off the book of the same name by Xin Yiwu (So Young, Never Gone, is once more an extended love triangle spanning from school days to the work place. The synopsis is very spoilery so I’m not going to translate it, but just get that the focus will either be on her journey from a poor girl to a top real estate tycoon, or a love triangle between two rich brothers and a poor girl.