New Return of the Condor Heroes (I refuse to acknowledge their official title The New Version of the Candor Heroes) made headlines yesterday after releasing a set of badly photoshopped posters, and tried to salvage the sinking drama by releasing a new set featuring Yang Guo (Tong Mengshi) and Xiaolongnv (Mao Xiaohui)…except I don’t think they succeeded.
The latest adaption of Return of the Condor Heroes / Romance of the Condor Heroes 神雕侠侣 has confirmed Tong Mengshi (Colourful Bones) as Yang Guo, new actress Mao Xiaohui as Xiaolongnü and award-winning young actress Wenqi(Eagles and Youngster) as Guo Xiang.
Part tomb-raiding and part-nature adventure, Eagles and Youngsters天坑鹰猎 airs today on Youku and Youtube(?). The series is based on the book of the same name by author Tianxia Bachang of Candle in the Tomb fame.
This will be the first big-budget leading role for the two teenage leads, popular idol Wang Junkai and Golden Horse Best Supporting actress Chen Wenqi. They’re joined by Jiang Yiyi, Zheng Hao, and Ye Xiaowei.