Even though RTA youth is actually now the same age as many boyband members when they debut, somehow they all continue to look like tweens.
Boy group RTA Youth released a new MV, Classmate/Funny Honey. The MV is actually produced by 13N+ Studio, which is an eeMedia-affiliated visual production company who also does amazing stage visuals (New year concerts and Super Girls 2011) that we can look forward to seeing in this year’s Super Boys. I think they’ve really raised the visual standards for mainland production companies at lower budgets. Some of their other works include Super Girls’ Baby Sister, Su Miaoling’s Time Portrait, Wei Chen’s Moonlight, Zhang Jie’s First Lady, all of which are not super high budget but looks wonderful.
Feng Shaofeng and Ni Ni’s future family will be the most adorable thing ever.
As a part of Huayi Brother’s free movie theaters initiative, actors Feng Shaofeng and Ni Ni visited a school in Yunnan to play with the kids at one of the theaters set up and to film a short clip focusing on the dreams of children in underprivileged regions.
Not to be lonely in ancient times, Zhang Han starts a new “F4″ in the Ming dynasty.
Touting to be one of the best produced ancient series of the year, detective/romance series The Four released its first trailer today. In addition to clips of the leads Zhang Han, Mao Zijun, William Chan, Yang Yang, Zhang Junning, Jia Qing,GuiGui, and Hao Zijia, there’s also intros of the antagonists and guest stars Han Dong, Heaven Eternal Earth Everlasting lead Huang Ming, and Mickey He, Butterfly Lovers antagonist Ma Wenlong, Bounty Hunter lead Qin Yongchen, and Zong Fengyan.
Academy Award winning director Jean-Jacques Annaud will be heading the French-Chinese co-production of the award-winning book Wolf Totem, with Feng Shaofeng cast as the narrator and “main character.” a student who explores the lives of the wolves while sent to Inner Mongolia during the cultural revolution.
“My interest in the relationship between humans and animals is magnificently described by this book,” said Annaud to AFP. “It’s the story of a young man who discovers a civilisation.”
According to Sina, the film begun training the wolves since two years ago, and Feng Shaofeng will have to go through a series of training for the film, whose filming will last over nine months. He has just finished filming director Ann Hui‘s bioepic on author Xiao Hong, played by Tang Wei. I am in general just really surprised at how well he’s been doing in all these vastly different roles in all these movies. I never would’ve thought when I was watching him in Gong that he would be such a versatile actor.
The film is produced by China Film Group, Beijing Forbidden City Pictures, Edko Film, and four other companies. Also featured in with be actor Shawn Dou Xiao.
Poor Li Qin has so far been orphaned once, has waged war on two evil fathers, and has been switched at birth twice. What’s even worse, only one of these five dramas have been aired.
Stills of lead actress Li Qin from the Peter Ho-produced series Brilliant Days. I think it’s another one of those switcheroo stories, with Li Qin and Kan Qingzi as the switched girls, and Peter Ho as the main male lead.
X-Factor contestant Bin Junjie 宾俊杰 and his photographer friend Tang Long cover Rihanna‘s Diamonds in their latest endeavor. How is it that these two can make a better and cheaper MV than half of the boy/girlbands out there? Yes, 7Sense, I’m speaking to you.
Is this how you pictured Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw?
A late-Qing/Republican era Chinese series, directed by an ethnic-Kazakh trained in Soviet Russia, based on a British novel?
Nesound entertainment (Hello Gorgeous, Ugly Wudi, My Fair Princess/Huan Zhu Ge Ge) introduces Seeking my own future 明日已太远, an adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, butset in late-Qing/ Republican era of China.
This won’t be director Jiana Shahati’s first time directing a foreign novel, though. In fact, she directed the first ever Chinese television series adapted from a foreign novel, How the Steel Was Tempered, back in 1999. Shahati, who did an excellent job with my favorite red drama When We Were Young, said that she hopes to adapt even more foreign novels. In addition to the common manga adaptations, will we see other foreign literature being adapted? We already have a Five dynasty/Ten Kingdom Period Hamlet, and now a late-Qing Heathcliff, what’s next? Tang-dynasty Lolita? Ming-dynasty d’Artagnan?