Magazine spreads, photoshoots, and posters that recently caught our eye.
Legendary wuxia director Tsui Hark‘s Return of the Condor Heroes film Trilogy is having a global search for its two leads, Yang Guo and Xiaolongnü. The casting director is PoPing AuYeung and producer Shi Nansun.
They’re looking for :
- 18 to 25-year-olds who turn 18 by March 2019 and are available from then to February 2020
- Must be fluent in Mandarin
- No acting experience required
- Martial arts, gymnastics, dance, acrobatics experience a bonus
To apply, email email@example.com by October 24, 2018
- Include your name/ role/ current city/ phone number in title (ex. Liu Yifei/Xiaolongnü/Elizabethtown/000-000-0000 )
- headshot taken on a cellphone without any filters nor PS
- English or Chinese resume including current residence, contact info, and acting experience
- a short video in mandarin introducing yourself (no longer than 1 min)
- include any acting samples if there are any
The Thousand Faces of Dunjia 奇门遁甲 is an upcoming wuxia comedy set in a chaotic fantasy world overrun with demons and spirits, and will follow the exciting adventures of a group of young martial artists, played by Dapeng (Dong Chengpeng), Ni Ni, Aarif Rahman Lee and Zhou Dongyu.
English-subbed teasers and BTS (playlist):
Sword Master 三少爷的剑 is aiming to get released on December 1st. Directed by Derek Yee and produced by Tsui Hark, this production stars Lin Gengxin, Peter Ho, Jiang Yiyan, Jiang Mengjie, and Jiang Yiyan and marks something I wish we would see more of: a wuxia movie.
Sword Master 三少爷的剑 has more posters. Directed by Derek Yee and produced by Tsui Hark, this production stars Lin Gengxin, Peter Ho, Jiang Yiyan, Jiang Mengjie, and Jiang Yiyan and seems to still be working out a new release date or something so the ones in the posters may not be correct…
More stills below the cut.
The Third Master’s Sword 三少爷的剑 (I am sure they will have a better English title sometime soon) has released a teaser, marking Tsui Hark‘s return to the wuxia genre. Starring Lin Gengxin, Peter Ho, Jiang Yiyan, Jiang Mengjie, and Ren Qingan, this seems to be based on the novel by Gu Long.
The year is almost a quarter over (I know!), but 2014 is a really exciting year for Chinese film and it would be a waste not to take a look at all the great stuff that’s going to be released soon. This year, as some have noted, will be the year of big director comebacks, from Red Cliff’s John Woo to Zhang Yimou and many others. (Thanks to Mookie for everything about this post, I’m just here to spread the word.)
(Also, you’ll soon realize that Huang Xiao Ming does not rest… I believe he has at least 4 films this year alone, excluding dramas!!)
This list is in no way exhaustive. (more…)