Chen Yao will once more crossdress to play a male character in the latest installment of the Wuxin: The Monster Killerseries. The series, a story of the undead Wuxin set in the Tang dynasty, released a set of still recently. Han Dongjun returns as the titular Wuxin in the Tang Dynasty, as does Sui Yongliang as Shang Qingtian. The series also announced Tangren regulars Tan Jianci and Ye Qing as well as Ding Qiao and Niu Junfeng as additions to the cast.
After two dramas in the Republican era, Wuxin: The Monster Killer无心法师 goes back in time to the Tang dynasty for its next installment. Han Dongjun returns as Monster Killer Wuxin, while Chen Yao returns as a new character Qingluan who Wuxin helps to return home in the turbulent late Tang dynasty. On the way, the two are met with a string of mysteries that all seem to point to Wuxin’s old enemy Bai Liuli. When the two stumble upon the secret to everlasting life (and death), Wuxin must choose between his dream of death and saving Qingluan and her brother.
The scriptwriter will still be Xu Ziyuan of the first two dramas, while the directors will be Xu Huikang and Li Yizhong of the second Wuxin. Filming began on Feb. 15. (more…)
Might a drama this year actually have a good plot AND a gorgeous cast? Tangren’s latest drama, Wuxin: The Monster Killer 无心法师, looks so good that I don’t even mind not caring for any of the cast. The drama airs in a web on Sohu. Fingers crossed.
MV featuring song by Li Jian. Obligatory cast list: Han Dongjun, Jin Chen, Zhang Ruoyun, Sui Yongliang, Mike Pirat, Chen Yao, and Wang Yanlin.
Tangren’s new drama, Wuxin: The Monster Killer 无心法师 is coming out on July 6th, 2015.
The drama featuring Han Dongjun as the immortal Wuxin, who (thanks to his unaging, undying body) is unfortunate enough to be doomed to eternal poverty. He doesn’t know if he’s human or a demon, where he came from or where his future should lead. During the Qing dynasty (around 1862-1874), he and his lover retired to the mountains. By the Republican era, however, his beloved has died, and Wuxin is so poor that he leaves his mountain and pretends to be a monster-hunting monk in order to survive (it seems that, in the hundreds of years he’s been alive, this guy that hasn’t learned how to hunt, grow crops, or pick up a practical trade – like blacksmithing or tailoring).
This is when he meets the rest of the cast – our spunky female lead, played by Tangren’s own Jin Chen, for example. Other members of the cast include Zhang Ruoyun, Sui Yongliang, Mike Pirat, Chen Yao, and Wang Yanlin. More stills below the cut and trailer below: