Two modern, two ancient, and one in between (sort of.)
Which production (if any) would you guys be interested in a recap of? The options listed in the poll below are mostly movies (Double Exposure, Caught in the Web, Painted Skin II, The Assassins, Tai-Chi Zero…), but if there’s a particular drama you’re interested in, leave a comment and we’ll put that into consideration. (Just note that dramas are a lot more subject to my whims than movies are.) Descriptions of the movies have been added below the poll.
A year after playing the tragic Yu Ji at the beginning of the Han dynasty, Crystal Liu Yifei now takes on the dual role of Diao Chan and Diao Chan’s daughter as Cao Cao usurps the power of the Lius in The Assassins 铜雀台*. (Admittedly, she’s rather suited for playing ancient beauties). The movie is lead by Chow Yun-fat as Cao Cao, who is supported by Alec Su as the puppet emperor Liu Xie (aka Emperor Xian.) Annie Yi plays Xian’s ill-fated consort, Empress Fu. Hiroshi Tamaki takes on the role of Mu Shu, the childhood sweetheart of Diao Chan’s daughter (Lingju). I’m assuming he’s the “eunuch” who helps Empress Fu and her father Fu wan plot against Cao Cao, because the other Mu Shu of Three Kingdoms is a general who was killed by Lingju’s father, Lv Bu. Together, he and Lingju train to become assassins against Cao Cao…Character posters can be found below, with some more here. Watch the MV for the theme song (“Waiting for Snow”) sung by Liu Yifei here. Continue reading
Liu Yifei combines beauty and fierceness in her latest role as an assassin.
Pretty concept art for Chow Yun-fat and Liu Yifei’s upcoming film Bronze Sparrow Terrace/The Assassins 铜雀台. Chow plays the brilliant antagonist of the Three Kingdoms, Cao Cao, while Liu Yifei plays ones of the Four Beauties – Diaochan.
Also, it seems like they’re partnering with card game company SanGuoSha (advanced Three Kingdoms version of mafia), so we might soon see Liu Yifei in a card game! Of course, SanGuoSha Online already have Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen cards, soo ….
Watch the trailer here and more on the concept art here. Continue reading