My Own Swordsman director to film Gu Long comedy wuxia

Who says heroes must be lonely?
Our heroes are happy.

So opens Gu Long’s favorite novel of his, Happy Heroes 欢乐英雄.  The first TV adaptation of novel, titled Growing Pains of Swordsmen, has begun filming and will star Bai Ke, Lan Yingying, Sun Yizhou, and Yang Le as a quartet of happy heroes in their various escapades. The series is directed Shang Jing and “written by” of My Own Swordsman, so I expect it might be similar in tone. The original listed writer was Ning Caishen of  My Own Swordsman but has been changed to Shang Jing after Ning Caishen got banned for doing drugs, but I suspect the script may still be based off his script. The two’s tone should work well with the novel, which is  episodic and an attempt by Gu Long to focus on the more human and mundane stories of the wuxia world.

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General and I prepares for release

Starting off a new year with a new drama.

General and I 孤芳不自賞 continues to rev up for its January 2nd release.  Starring Wallace Chung, Angelababy, Sun Yizhou, Gan Tingting, and Qi Hang, more for those with the date starred in their calendar.

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General and I promo goodies

Enjoy while we await the release.

General and I 孤芳不自賞 continues its relentless barrage of promotional materials leading to the January 2nd release.  Starring Wallace Chung, Angelababy, Sun Yizhou, Gan Tingting, and Qi Hang, posters and a character chart that might prove useful today.

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General and I releases more goodies

Although this drama seems to use less color, the stills are still nice to look at.

General and I 孤芳不自賞 continues releasing more stills and another theme song.  Starring Wallace Chung, Angelababy, Sun Yizhou, Gan Tingting, and Qi Hang, more for those anticipating a release.

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General and I sets release date

This date seems set.

General and I 孤芳不自賞 has moved its release date to January 2nd.  Starring Wallace Chung, Angelababy, Sun Yizhou, Gan Tingting, and Qi Hang, with all the materials rolling out it seems like this date will actually come to pass.

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General and I theme song

The song’s really good if you are into the old Chinese feel mixed with some modern instrumentation type.

General and I 孤芳不自賞 stills explosion today and a theme song.  Starring Wallace Chung, Angelababy, Sun Yizhou, Gan Tingting, and Qi Hang, those who are interested in this drama can get a better look through these stills.

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New trailer for General and I

Let’s hope the January projection holds through.

General and I 孤芳不自賞 released these character posters a while ago and there’s a new trailer.  Starring Wallace Chung, Angelababy, Sun Yizhou, Gan Tingting, and Qi Hang, hopefully this lends more credibility to the January release date.  Either way, this drama has released quite a few stills lately so expect more in the near future.

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Gan Tingting for General and I

I was originally worrying about the costuming and production for this drama but these put my mind to ease.

General and I 孤芳不自賞 has released stills of Gan Tingting.  Starring Wallace Chung, Angelababy, Sun Yizhou, Gan Tingting, and Qi Hang, while the costuming does not seem to follow historical clothing trends that we know of for the period, I would have to argue that this is one of those rare instances where it looks like the creative costuming is done right.

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