Round-up of celebrity September schedules put out by their workshops, mostly selected based on if I liked their photo. I’m too lazy to look up what they’re all filming, but the biggest news is probably that Dilraba is finally filming again after being on filming break since the new lunar year.Continue reading
In a remake of Swedish sci-fi series Real Humans, Humans 你好，安怡 (literal translation: Hello, Android), Qi Wei and Ma Tianyu head a team of conscious robots trying to adjust to the world as the world adjusts to them. The series co-stars Lin Ludi, Zeng Kelang, and Sun Anke as fellow robots, and Wang Cong, Zhang Heng, Han Xiuyi, Wu Yuyao, Chen Youwei as humans.
Two trailers released today shows the two leads’ plots. Qi Wei plays An Yi, a service robot who is actually a conscious robot kidnapped and hacked with new software.
No Secrets 没有秘密的你 is the remake of 2013 Korean drama I Hear Your Voice, and stars Qi Wei (Women in Beijing) as Lin Xingran, a 26-year old lawyer who doesn’t really care for her job and Jin Han (Our Glamorous Time) as Jiang Xia, a genius law student who can read minds (yes, they’ve narrowed the age gap from 11 to <5 years).
A new trailer has been released for Manhunt 追捕, a remake of the 1979 Japanese film of the same name. The film stars Zhang Hanyu (Operation Mekong) as Du Qiu, an upright prosecutor who has to clear his name after being framed for a crime.
Here’s a trailer for Midnight Diner, the official remake of Shinya Shokudo by Yaro Abe. Huang Lei (variety show Happy Life) takes on the role of the mysterious Master, the owner of a restaurant that only accepts customers between midnight and 7am.
New Dragon Gate Inn 新龙门客栈 has started filming and released images. Starring Ma Ke, Qi Wei, Shen Mengchen, Bao Jianfeng, Daniel Chan, Liu Yaoyuan, Ye Ziqi, Yu Bo, Du Junze, Zhang Huizhong, Luo Huiyu, Xiao Can, Zhong Fengyan, and Ji Chen, something for those wanting to check out a wuxia drama.
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Since its publication in 2007, the novel Du Lala’s Promotion (杜拉拉升职记) has spawned two movies, two TV dramas, one stage drama, and one webdrama. Now the story is headed back to television, with a new TV drama titled Still Lala (我是杜拉拉) and starring Qi Wei and David Wang (Wang Yaoqing).
Still Lala is based on the fourth and final book in the Du Lala series and serves as the third part in the Du Lala TV series, following Wang Luodan‘s A Story of Lala’s Promotion (杜拉拉升职记) and Jiao Junyan‘s Lala’s Shining Days (杜拉拉之似水年华). The titular Du Lala is now in her 30s and enjoying life as an HR manager and a happily married wife. However, a new female coworker threatens to turn her life upside down.
Qi Wei sings the song’s ending theme, “Forgot to Remember” (忘了去记得), which is composed by JJ Lin and penned by award-winning writer Orson Zhang (Zhang Haochen). The MV, which is embedded below, is not all that interesting, but it’s always nice to listen to Qi Wei’s vocals and JJ Lin’s music.
Still Lala began airing on April 16 and is being broadcast on Jiangsu TV and online at Tencent. You can also watch the episodes with subs at Viki.
For the Holy Guiguzi, starring Duan Yihong, Qi Wei, Zu Feng, Xu Qiwen, Ni Dahong, Zhang Zhizhong, Wei Zhen, and Cecilia Yip, has recently dropped a really long trailer. It’s so long it comes in parts… really… with English subs. Don’t ask me why the third one only lasts 1 second…
It’s Ni Ni with a koala! Beautiful + cute, no? If you want to see her interact with more animals, check out Hunan TV’s new reality show Wonderful Friends (奇妙的朋友). The first episode, which you can watch on YouTube, aired on January 24.
Other celebrities on the show include Li Yuchun, Myolie Wu, Du Haitao (the Happy Camp host), Huang Xuan, and Calvin Tu (Wei Hai in the Tiny Times movies).
Next Saturday, watch me and my “wonderful friends,” I’m so anxious with waiting