He is scheduled to star in the film version of The Lost Tomb 盗墓笔记 with Luhan and Ma Sichun. More photos here and below the cut.
So much must’ve happened for the happy-go-lucky Ma Tianyu to grow up to be the equally pretty but much more somber Jin Dong in the drama version of grave-robbing series The Ghouls 鬼吹灯. That, and a lot of acting school. Chen Qiao’en plays the female lead (previously portrayed by Yao Chen and Shu Qi). The drama is set to begin filming next March. No information on which books it will cover, nor whether the main character will be changed into a decent person as in the drama version of The Lost Tomb. Come on, Jin Dong, you just produced a drama about protecting cultural artifacts, you can turn this drama around, right?
Yang Mi and Li Yifeng fall in love again in Tony Chan’s Fall in Love Like a Star 怦然星动. If somewhat unconvincingly given her gorgeousness, Yang Mi plays the “plain” agent who falls in love with her client, the famous star played by Li Yifeng. The film co-stars Dilireba, Zhang Yunlong, Chen Shu, and Wang Yaoqing. See a second trailer here.
Perfect for fulfilling the fangirl(or boy)’s fantasies of falling in love with their favorite star, celebrity romances seem to be a popular theme lately. In addition to this film, there are also two upcoming dramas (Above the Clouds with Chen Xiao and Yuan Shanshan, Rebirth of a Star 重生之名流巨星 with Ma Ke and Zhang Xinyu).
By the way, Yang Mi and Lu Han’s The Witness is currently airing in North America and Europe. Catch it if you can! Both films are produced by Yang Mi’s own workshop.
OMG, a baby that fell from the sky? Chen Xuedong, Zhang YIxing, Li Xiaolu, and Jiang Wen star in a rare sci-fi comedy Oh My God 从天儿降. This first film from seasoned film editor Wei Nan is produced by Zhang Ziyi with Guo Jingming as the art director. It’s set for a December release.
An universe with its own stars and creation story, the mythical land of Novoland 九州 (you may know it as the setting of City of Hopeless Love) is finally getting its first real TV adaptation with Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记. The novel by Novoland co-founder Jin Hezai is the first of a series of novels of set in Novoland to be adapted on the screen.
The story follows the brotherhood of a imprisoned half-human half-spirit prince (Huang Xuan), an abandoned son of a general (Shawn Dou), and the heir of a slaughtered tribe (Wei Daxun?) as they uncover the secrets of their past and seek both revenge and justice for the ones they love.
The rest of the stellar cast includes Zhang Jingchu, Wan Qian, Zhou Yiwei, Yu Haoming, Xu Lu, Zhang Jianing, Kan Qingzi, Peng Guanying, Gu Xuan, Jiang Qinqin, Wei Daxun, Reyizha, and Wang Qianyuan.
Look for the purported release dates for various dramas in July 2015. Which ones are you looking forward to? …Which ones do you wish were on this list instead? Continue reading
Zhao Wei sings the theme song for Alec Su‘s directorial debut The Left Ear starring Ou Hao, Chen Duling, Yang Yang, and Ma Sichun. The cast looks much better in character than expected.
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I can’t believe we’re at the end of this season. Can’t they make this a regular TV program? I honestly wouldn’t mind just watching new artists come up to perform their original songs, competition or not. The winners this season are not surprising. But what’s more important is that everyone seemed to let loose and just had fun :D
Malaysian singer Jess Lee gasps in surprise as television personality, Rolling Wang (not to be confused with annoying viral chicken video songstress Rollin Wang), rolls into her hotel room with a breakfast cart adorned with breads, milk and fruit. Her eyes remain fixed on the food as he greets her and wishes her a happy new year.
Li Jian and his manager, Shen Mengchen, are the first to arrive on the I Am A Singer set. He flicks on the TV to inspect the competition. “Jess Lee,” Shen muses, tapping the remote to reveal her song choice. “Suffering.”
“I’ve never heard that song before,” admits Li Jian. “Have you?”
“No, I haven’t. Let’s put it on now.”
This isn’t the first time a Chinese celebrity has claimed not to know Jess Lee.
Some of the contestants are taking naps on their sofas. Li Jian and The One, too tall for the furniture, dangle their limbs off the side. Han Hong fits snuggly within the arm rests.
Bonds 尘缘 by Roman Tam
Li Jian is looking rather snazzy. He’s wearing a charcoal suit with a purple crew-neck tee and pocket square. And a watch on his right hand, oddly enough. I am totally going to steal this look for my next business casual event (I think this qualifies as business casual).
Li Jian’s performances tend to be very hit or miss. This one’s a miss. It’s slow, with no real musical or vocal climax. And that’s typical Li Jian. But it doesn’t have that unique “oomph” that makes Li Jian’s good performances good. His better songs usually come when they’re less piano-driven. Unfortunately, this one is super pianoed-up. It’s altogether a bit dull.
Hey, there’s a Caucasian dude watching the show. I bet we’ll be seeing a lot of him tonight.Continue reading