Huang Xuan to lead Feng Xiaogang’s latest film

Huang Xuan (The Interpreter) is on a roll! He was part of Zhang Yimou’s action-adventure film The Great Wall, recently wrapped up filming for Chen Kaige’s Legend of the Demon Cat and now he’s headlining Feng Xiaogang’s In Youth 芳华. Huang Xuan definitely deserves his success, and I’m glad directors and producers are starting to recognise his talent.

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Super-short teaser for movie version of TLTWTMPB

A short post for an equally short teaser – here’s the 25 second sneak peek for Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, starring Liu Yifei (Never Gone) and Yang Yang (Love O2O) as deities whose love for each other transcends three lifetimes. The movie is tentatively scheduled for a summer 2017 release.

Ge You and Zhang Ziyi’s period noir film set for release

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Set in 1930s Shanghai, The Wasted Times 罗曼蒂克消亡史 stars Ge You (Gone with the Bullets) as Mr. Lu, a powerful and murderous gangster who embarks on quest for revenge after his wife and children are killed by Japanese officials.

N.B.: Some of the dialogue is spoken in the Shanghai dialect.

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Tony Leung joins Bai Baihe and Jing Boran in Monster Hunt 2

Monster Hunt was a commercial success when it premiered last year, and now a sequel starring original trio Bai Baihe (I Belonged To You), Jing Boran (Love O2O) and cute white radish Hu Ba has started filming. This will be Tony Leung’s (The Grandmaster) first comedy in 14 years, and it’s likely he will be playing the main antagonist.

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Sword Master to be released

Here it comes!

Sword Master 三少爷的剑 will be releasing on December 2nd.  Directed by Derek Yee and produced by Tsui Hark, this production stars Lin Gengxin, Peter Ho, Jiang Yiyan, Jiang Mengjie, and Jiang Yiyan, not too much longer now.

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Asura begins filming

I usually try to avoid projects like these because sometimes they try too hard to prove themselves…

I guess there’s a new filming in the works named Asura 阿修罗.  I’m waiting on a comprehensive list of the main cast but the production and actors/actresses seem to draw from a pretty diverse background.  The film seems to be aiming for a release sometime in 2018.

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Sword Master set for release

Here it comes!

Sword Master 三少爷的剑 has changed its release date to December 2nd.  Directed by Derek Yee and produced by Tsui Hark, this production stars Lin Gengxin, Peter Ho, Jiang Yiyan, Jiang Mengjie, and Jiang Yiyan, finally a wuxia movie for those looking for one.

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Sword Master set for release

Sword Master 三少爷的剑 is aiming to get released on December 1st.  Directed by Derek Yee and produced by Tsui Hark, this production stars Lin Gengxin, Peter Ho, Jiang Yiyan, Jiang Mengjie, and Jiang Yiyan and marks something I wish we would see more of: a wuxia movie.

Ni Ni enters the world of guzhuang

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From instagram, captainmiao. The caption? “I ate two painkillers, and only then could I bear the weight of the hair accessories . ” Oh, Ni Ni. You have a lot to get used to. 

Original caption: 吃了两颗止痛药才勉强忍得住头饰的重量🙄

Ni Ni has stepped into the world of guzhuang, and she is every bit as gorgeous as we always knew she would be. And it’s not just one project: look forward to seeing her in (1) The Legend of Wukong 悟空传, alongside Eddy Peng and Zheng Shuang and (2) The Warriors Gate 勇士之门 with Mark Chao.

The Legend of Wukong is scheduled to be released next year, while The Warriors Gate will come out in China on November 18. Look below the cut and get ready to be stunned, because #Ni Ni is #gorgeous and #beautiful.  Continue reading