When you underpay the costume design team of Game of Thrones and get recycled looks.
Despite sounding like a Games of Thrones fanboy’s expensive money-laundering scheme initially, the latest trailer for fantasy epic Asura 阿修罗 actually has me sold on watching Wu Lei and Daenerys Zhang Yishang falling in love and saving the world. The CGI is great compared to other recent fantasy films, the music is on point, and the trailer makes it seem like it potentially has a plot. The film is set for a summer 2018 release and co-stars Tony Leung and Carina Lau as the antagonists.
Nicholas Tse, who just released his purported “last” album, has begun filming for his new movie, Bodyguards and Assassins, set in Hong Kong during the Qing Dynasty. Despite playing a rather bottom of the rung character, who is billed as “the rickshaw driver”, he is the lead of this star-filled, big-budgeted tale about many who protected Dr. Sun Yat-sen during a trip the famed leader took to Hong Kong in October of 1905 (the film title in Chinese is Besieged in October).