“Only by traveling through the night can one reach dawn.” – tagline
Soul Ferry director Ju Xingmao has began work on another supernatural mystery series. Titled The Journey Across the Night 我在香港遇见他 (literally translation : In Hong Kong, I met him), the series stars Zeng Shunxi (Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber), Cherry Ngan (Original Sin), Huang Yao (The Crossing) and Zhou Cheng’ao ( My Huckleberry Friends). Synopsis below.
After both his mother and his brother were diagnosed with schizophrenia when they were twenty-four, young Li Jia ( Zeng Shunxi) goes to Hong Kong for his graduate studies to study hereditary mental illness in hopes that he will be able to save himself before time runs out. There, he and fellow student Shi Cheng are sent to apartments all across Hong Kong by their housing agent Zhang XX (Cherry Ngan), where the trio meets a series of mysterious strangers and neighbors…
Both of the trailers have actually looked interesting to me, and given that there haven’t been a true-to-the-books version made yet, it’ll be interesting to see director Jeffrey Chiang’s take on it given his success with the 2017 version of the Legend of the Condor Heroes.
Zeng Shunxi as the embodiment of Tai-chi Zhang Wuji
Upcoming series Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth , the most morally grey and political of the Condor Trilogy, released an artsy set of new posters and some concept art in anticipation of its release sometimes soon. The series stars Zeng Shunxi, Chen Yuqi, and Zhu Xudan.
Upcoming family drama Over the Sea I Come To You 带着爸爸去留学 stars Sun Honglei as a father who saves up every little penny to fund his son’s studies abroad, and is forced to join his son (Zeng Shunxi) on his exchange to the US after his wife’s visa is rejected.
The background of the poster looks just like the book covers of the Sanlian version!
The trailer for Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the ninth but I believe the first adaptation of the latest edition of the novel actually looks super solid. The scenery, costumes, and choreograph all look natural, as does Zeng Shunxi’s acting minus one scene. At least three of the four female leads look dead inside every single scene, though.
Zeng Shunxi as Zhang Wuji the 9th, at your service.
Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the 9th 倚天屠龙记has released its first set of stills. I’d always thought this is the perfect Jin Yong novel to adapt for melodramas with idol actors. Glad someone finally took the advice and went for it. The cast is at least pretty and young , and I already like this Zhou Zhiruo more than the last one.
The new version of Heavenly Sword Dragon Slaying Sabre 倚天屠龙记, and is helmed by Jeffrey Chiang, the director of last year’s well-received Legend of the Condor Heroes 2017 (my first reaction to the news was that Deng Chao’s version was only a couple of years ago, until I remembered it aired way back in 2009).
Zeng Shunxihas been cast as male lead Zhang Wuji, though he clearly lacks the skills to bring the character to life. I have higher hopes for Tang Yan’s new employee Chen Yuqi, who was serviceable in Princess Weiyoung.
Fighter of the Destiny 择天记 has a scheduled release date of April 17th. Starring Lu Han, Gulnazar, Wu Qian, Yao Di, Zeng Shunxi, Xu Lingyue, Ju Xianhao, Zhang Junzhu, Gao Hanyu, Chen Shu, and Eric Tsang, trailers and other goodies for those interested.