Why are Yang Mi’s knees chained? Who is Guo Biting’s knife pointing at? Why is there blood on Xie Yilin’s mouth? Can you decipher this poster?
The poster for Tiny Times 4: Soul’s End should be put in textbooks about posters. Titled The Last Supper, the poster, conceived by the director Guo Jingming himself, contains clues for the viewer to guess the ending of each character in the film finale. Fans have already started researching the original painting to try and find comparisons. Can you figure out all the hints?
The film stars Yang Mi, Amber Kuo, Bea Hayden, Chen Xuedong, Xie Yilin, Jiang Chao, Lee Hyunjae, Ren Youming, Shang Liao, and Vivian Dawson.
Some suspicious parts compiled below:
There are ten people and ten candles on the floor, and all but one of the candles are burning out. Do they symbolize the lifespan of the characters?
Why are Lin Xiao’s legs chained to the ground?
Who is Nan Xiang’s dagger pointed at and why?
Tang Wanru’s lips have red around them. Wine or blood?
Nan Xiang’s hands are on Gong Ming’s legs. What is their relationship?
Why is Gu Li’s holding a wig? Is it a sign she will have and survive cancer?
Amber Kuo in Amber. I bet she picked her name because Guo Jingming once wrote “Love is amber, for amber is the most beautiful corpse.”
If time could stop, if love and hate could freeze, if memories could become immortalized in amber, if your faces could remain forever …. If time could slow down its march forward and never reach the soul’s end. Then, I’ll have you forever and never lose you.
– Guo jingming
The great thing about having a magazine editor as your director is that even your posters have awesome taglines to go with them. That and Tiny Times has more photoshoots than all other youth films combined in an year. The latest set of posters for Tiny Times 4: Soul’s End 灵魂尽头 is Amber- themed (the resin with dead bodies, not Amber Kuo) and once more features gorgeous cast of Yang Mi, Amber Kuo, Bea Hayden/Guo Biting, Xie Yilin, Shang Liao, Chen Xuedong, Vivian Dawon, Ren Youming, Lee Hyunjae, and Jiang Chao.
For those of you in North America, the film is likely to air in the U.S. and Canada.
As the person who started the whole release-a-character-poster-a-day game, Guo Jingming can always be counted on with more gorgeous photoshoots than you can imagine (seriously, the musical had better photoshoots than most dramas). Tiny Times 4: Soul’s End 灵魂尽头 released yet another photoshoot of its male cast of Chen Xuedong, Vivian Dawon, Ren Youming, Lee Hyunjae, and Jiang Chao, this time with shirts on (occasionally).
P.S. Did you know the first two Tiny Times are free on Hulu and Netflix? The fourth is expected to air in theaters in North America. Continue reading →
All I want is you, Jianxi and Gu Yuan. Tiny Times 4.0 must be the only film in the world to screen with both initial male leads cut out.
Originally set for last winter, Tiny Times 4, Soul’s End 灵魂尽头has finally decided to move on without Kai Ko, instead releasing the film this July with him cut out. The first set of character posters was released today, featuring the five remaining male leads – Chen Xuedong, Vivian Dawon, Ren Youming, Lee Hyunjae, and Jiang Chao – shirtless.
Director/producer/writer Guo Jingming is currently co-producing Oh My God 从天儿降 with Zhang Ziyi starring Chen Xuedong, Zhang Yixing (Lay), Li Xiaolu. He has also announced plans for to direct a motion capture computer-animated feature of his fantasy epic, Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 爵迹.
In other Tiny Times news, Tan Jianci (Jianxi) of the musical was hospitalized last night, and had to undergo surgery this morning for a broken palm. Fellow M.I.C. member Xiaoxin flew in last week to take care of him. Get well soon, Tan Jianci!
It’s not game over yet! Are you ready for Round 4 with Lin Xiao and Zhou Chongguang?
Tiny Times isn’t a trilogy after all…Tiny Times 4, Soul’s End灵魂尽头 is going to bring us back to the glamorous world of Guo Jingmings Tiny Times next spring. See the announcement at the end of Kris Wu’s rendition of Yu Kewei’s Time Boiled Rain, which includes clips from the new movie. (The lyric translations can be found here).
Looking forward to more glamorous stills; the fourth movie has already finished shooting. Cast should include Yang Mi, Amber Kuo, Bea Hayden, Calvin Du, Chen Xuedong, Guo Jingming, Jiang Chao, Kai Ko, Lee Hyunjae, Ren Youming, Vivian Dawson, Xie Yilin.
P.S: Can anyone tell us how Rhydian Vaughan’s replacement for Gong Ming did in the third movie?
All Guo Jingming needs is to add HAGS to make this a middle school yearbook-themed photoshoot.
As the trilogy comes to a conclusion, Guo Jingming releases set of BFF, HAGS!Tiny Times Forever character stills of the leads Yang Mi, Amber Kuo, Kai Ko, Chen Xuedong, Bea Hayden, Xie Yilin, Jiang Chao, Calvin Du, Vivian Dawson, Lee Hyunjae, and Ren Youming. The film opens today in China.
Yang Mi is so busy that they probably took this photo in her labor room. The recent mother has two movies and two dramas airing this summer.
The last of Guo Jingming’s record-breaking Tiny Times trilogy released its final trailer, focusing on the fight to get Gu Li’s family company back. Starring Yang Mi, Amber Kuo, Kai Ko, Chen Xuedong, Bea Hayden, Xie Yilin, Jiang Chao, with the addition of Vivian Dawson, Ren Youming, and Lee Hyunjae, the film screens on July 17th.
Tiny Times 3.0 shows you that movie posters don’t have to actually relate to the plot as long as there’s fanservice involved.
Why sleep alone when you can kiss someone else? Tiny Times 3.0 cast celebrates Valentine’s Day with a poster series of the main cast about to kiss.
Posters feature Yang Mi, Amber Kuo, Kai Ko, Chen Xuedong, Bea Hayden, Xie Yilin, Jiang Chao, Du Tianhao, and newcomers Vivian Dawson, Ren Youming, and Lee Hyunjae. Note that the posters may have nothing to do with the actual plot and most of those pairings do not exist in the book.
Yang Mi will reprise her role as Lin Xiao in Tiny Times 3.0 (小时代3), the third installment of author/director Guo Jingming‘s series, which is set to air in summer 2014. Most of our favorites from the first two movies will be returning, with the unfortunate exception of Rhydian Vaughan, who will be replaced by Vivian Dawson. Tiny Times 3.0 will also introduce two new male characters, both of whom are related to Amber Kuo‘s Gu Li. Check out the complete cast listing behind the cut.