Twelve Legends 十二谭 is based on the novel of the same name by Niluo (Wuxin: The Monster Killer), and stars Nazha(Ten Years Late) as Yeming, the human form of a luminous night pearl. Jasper Liu (Before We Get Married) costars as Jin Xingjian, originally an ordinary rock who displays characteristics of a deity as well as a demon.
Tl;dr (you may need to have a basic grasp of the series in order to understand some of the trailer): Jing Tianming (Jiang Jinfu) is the son of the legendary assassin Jing Ke, who died in a failed attempt to kill Ying Zheng (our beloved First Emperor).The swordsman Ge Nie (Lu Yi) takes him under his wing, and along the way, they meet the future King of Chu Xiang Yu (Qin Junjie), a princess of former Yan (Hu Bingqing), and the talented doctor Duanmu Rong (Michelle Chen). Other members of the core cast include Sun Yizhou, Gina Chen, Qu Zheming, Zhang Lei, Gong Beibei, and You Jingru.
Some of the wuxia scenes are a little awkward – Tangren’s CGI seems to have improved, but be warned, it’s not hard to do better than the lotuses you saw in Bu Bu JIng Xin. I can’t hold that against them though; the couple I’ve shipped for 5.5 years finally got together in this trailer, so…I’m looking forward to this one.
Also, the fifth season of the animated series is going to be released on December 25th.
Michelle Chen and the (absolutely adorable) child actress for the princess of Yan take a break from filming to take a selfie together (and prove that Michelle Chen suffered really bad photoshop in her character stills)
Tangren’s drama adaptation of QIn’s Moon has released another set of character stills. Lu Yi, MIchelle Chen, Jiang Jinfu, and Sun Yizhou show off more costumes/poses, but they’re also joined by Sui Yongliang as Gao JIanli, Gong Beibei as Snowlady, Song Ning as the senior “Controller of Fate”(Da Siming, who was female in the original), Qu Zheming as White Phoenix, You Jingru as the junior Siming, and Zhang Lei as Zhao Gao (a very powerful, and generally evil eunuch from the Qin dynasty). Look under the cut to seecharacter stills.
Also, if you were interested in the animation series, the trailer for Season 5 was also recently released. HQ version of the season 5 trailer here; Youtube version below the cut. There was also a trailer showing off how nice the animation of the series is becoming, for another one of the special shorts (you can watch the full short here) （this one is particularly heavy on the fantasy). Continue reading →