Attention Actors posters and stills round-up

Peng Xiaoran and Huang Junjie reenacts The Legend of Demon Cat

From classics like Daming Palace/Palace of Desire and Chinese Paladin to recent films like The Legend of Demon Cat and Cry Me a Sad River, Tencent’s new acting competition Attention, Actors 演员倾就位 combines the best of I am an actor and Phantastic by capturing the actors for a TV performance rather than on stage while still maintaining an one-take rule. Featuring directors Chen Kaige, Li Shaohong, Vicki Zhao Wei, and Guo Jingming, the resulting segments are on average far more watchable than the other two.

Plus, they have some great stills and posters that are better than many dramas and film posters that are wallpaper-worthy. You can watch episode two English subbed here. Zhang Yunlong and Chen Xiaoyun act out Romance in the Rain:

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Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth sets release date on February 27th

The classic wuxia novel is known for propelling the theory that the Ming dynasty was founded by and named after the  Manicheist Ming sect.

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth announced its release date of February 27th with a new trailer and a few posters. The series stars Zeng Shunxi, Chen Yuqi, and Zhu Xudan in a fight between three religions and three countries.

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.

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Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber releases trailer

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.

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the ninth cast unveals

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.

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The Heart Painter stills

Definitely a difference from current “good” drama productions in terms of production but it’s not bad.

The Heart Painter 画心师 stills again today.  Starring Xiong Ziqi, Zhu Xudan, Li Junchen, Bao Tianqi, Sun Bohao, Huang Tianqi, Qiu Haoxuan, Maggie Siu, Zhong Jiufu, He Zhonghua, Gao Xiong, and Fang Xiaoxi, those waiting on this production can get a better look through these stills.

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