Fan Bingbing to star in China’s first Motion Capture feature

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Motion-captured goddess Fan Bingbing? WANT

Fan Bingbing is the first actor confirmed for director  Guo Jingming‘s next ambitious project, a motion capture feature film of his fantasy series Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 临界·爵迹.  The series, China’s bestselling Western-styled fantasy,  focuses  on stories of cavaliers and sorcerers set in an alternate realm of four kingdoms.

Just to get a feel of the extent of his ambition, the film is scheduled for Summer 2016 already.  It will be one of five films involving either him or people from his company set to be released within the next year.  Guo Jingming maybe a “new” director, but he might just be China’s most productive.

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Can you count how many heads there are in the concept poster?

Workout Music Recommendations?

So I’ve been going through my workout playlist and realizing that it’s impossible for me to fulfill my ideal Chinese songs quota. I usually add some songs  because I feel like are good enough, but then slowly delete  them because they simply don’t work  for  me when I’m exercising.

I figured others might also have the same difficulty, so I’m asking your recommendations! Fill up my playlist!

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Complimentary shirtless workout gif by 旗木Choi

Current Chinese songs on my playlist in order of how long they’ve stayed. Sad fact: CJ + Steelo of M.I.C.  are the only Chinese composers of all of those songs.

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Feng Shaofeng, Zhang Jingchu, Tang Yan, Zhang Han confirmed for The Three Body Problem

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Would you turn your planet to an alien race to save it?

Sci-fi epic The Three Body Problem has recently announced its cast, including Feng Shaofeng, Zhang Jingchu, Tang Yan, Zhang Han, and Du Chun.   Feng Shaofeng plays a nano-materials scientist uncovering the truth behind the mysterious organization aimed to change the world order;  Zhang Jingchu the younger astrophysicist who first made contact with the alien species Trisolarans and who heads the Earth Trisolaran Organization(ETO) ; Tang Yan and Zhang Han both also play scientists, but of opposite camps.

I know, I’ve said this a gazillion times, but read it! It’s only been about a century since a Chinese sci-fi novel’s been published in English.  Plus, Liu Cixin is involved in like five other sci-fi films right now and you don’t want to miss out on the sci-fi craze.

Words from our great ETO leader, let the universe shine for you:

Tiny Times finale set for Summer 2015, Kai Ko out

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All I want is you,  Jianxi and Gu Yuan. Tiny Times 4.0 must be the only film in the world to screen with both initial male leads cut out.

Originally set for last winter, Tiny Times 4, Soul’s End 灵魂尽头 has finally decided to move on without Kai Ko, instead releasing the film this July with him cut out.  The first set of character  posters was released today, featuring the five remaining male leads  – Chen Xuedong, Vivian Dawon, Ren Youming, Lee Hyunjae, and Jiang Chao –  shirtless.

Director/producer/writer Guo Jingming is currently co-producing Oh My God 从天儿降 with Zhang Ziyi starring Chen Xuedong, Zhang Yixing (Lay), Li Xiaolu.  He has also announced plans for to direct a motion capture computer-animated  feature of his fantasy epic, Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 爵迹.

In other Tiny Times news,  Tan Jianci (Jianxi) of the musical was hospitalized last night, and had to undergo surgery this morning for a broken palm.    Fellow M.I.C. member Xiaoxin flew in last week to take care of him.    Get well soon, Tan Jianci!

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The Legend of Zu releases a trailer

Why hello… errr…. costar/boss-producer/individual-I-have-an-unhealthy-grudge-with…

The Legend of Zu, produced and starring Nicky Wu, has released a trailer.  Starring William Chan and Zhao Liyin in her second yet-to-be-released melodrama (certifiable simply by watching the trailer)… with her playing an immortal in an un-health relationship.  We can probably just conclude by saying things are complicated.

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Jane Zhang, Na Ying, Huang Xiaoming sing for “You’re My Sunshine”

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Love doesn’t settle.

Film You’re My Sunshine released three theme songs this week in anticipation for their April 30th release- You’re My Sunshine by Huang Xiaoming, You’re My Sunshine in English by Jane Zhang, and Silence by Na Ying.    The film is so scary that both of the other youth films originally set for the May holidays, Ever Since We Love and The Left Ear, have moved up their release dates to avoid it.

Na Ying and Huang Xiaoming signing to each other in black and white, and making it seem like this movie is really about Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy:

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Music Monday: April 20, 2015

Here to make Monday a little easier =)

Here to make Monday a little easier =)

Starting off the week with some old and fresh favorites!

1.A-Lin: 拿走了什么 (What Did You Take Away)

This is a track off her new album《罪惡感》, aka ‘Guilt.” It’s a sad ballad about breaking up and losing your loved one, and A-Lin’s emotional and thick voice delivers it wonderfully.Best listened to on a rainy day. :D Continue reading

Disney’s Mulan Dream Cast

Since everyone online is doing dream casts of Disney’s live action Mulan , I figured we should do one, too.  Who would you nominate? To get you started, here’s mine:

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Mulan: Ni Ni

  • She’s gorgeous  #Cfensi, # Ni Ni, #Gorgeous + Beautiful
  • She rides on whales and kisses lions, so  she’s clearly a Disney princess.
  • She’s in the right age group (sorry, Ming-na Wen and Lucy Liu)
  • Her English is good
  • It’ll answer jjss08’s questions about how she would look in hanfu
  • She’s only the most photogenic Chinese actress ever

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Ban Shu Legend releases more character stills

Although we all hate on him, we have to appreciate the things that Yu Zheng does get right like having a bit more historically reflective costumes and props in his latest productions and keeping things from getting too flamboyant.

Ban Shu Legend has released more character stills, so that means Yu Zheng has deemed it safe to come out of his shell.  Starring Jing Tian, Zhang ZhehanLi Sheng, Li Jiahang,  Fu Xinbo, Li Xin’ai, and Deng Sha, the one thing that is for sure is that people will be watching the next drama he puts out very closely.

More stills below the cut.

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