Eddie Peng plays the monkey king in upcoming fantasy film

Eddie Peng (Our Time Will Come) stars as the classic character in the upcoming Wukong 悟空传, a film based off Jin Hezai’s (Tribes and Empires, Wings of Wind) novel of the same name. Ni Ni (Suddenly Seventeen) costars as his true love Ah Zi, and Ou Hao (Blood of Youth) plays General Tianpeng.

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Zhou Xun, Eddie Peng lead wartime drama film Our Time Will Come

Our Time Will Come 明月几时有 (previously known as The Great Escape) is the latest project from critically acclaimed director Ann Hui (The Golden Era) and stars Zhou Xun (Meet Miss Anxiety) as Fang Gu, a school teacher who becomes a guerrilla fighter in order to defend Hong Kong from Japanese occupation.

Eddie Peng plays Liu Jinjin, a legendary gunman who is also a master of disguise. He is a well-educated youth who can hold his own in a debate with scholars, as well as a skilled fighter capable of protecting his comrades.

Wallace Huo (Suddenly Seventeen) is the romantic idealist Li Jinrong, who only dreams of a peaceful future with his lover Fang Gu. Li Jinrong soon realises there is no place for naivety in a place torn apart by war, and joins a group of fighters to protect his homeland.

Our Time Will Come is slated to premiere on July 1st. 

Eddie Peng Takes You “To The Fore” With New Cycling Photoshoot

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Taiwanese actor Eddie Peng recently graced the cover of Men’s Health, coinciding with the release of his sports movie, To The Fore (破风), which opens in theaters on August 7.

Directed by Dante Lam, To The Fore (which we will refrain from referring to as “Breaking Wind,” which the title can literally translate to) is set in the world of competitive cycling. Newbie bikers Wang Chouming (Eddie Peng) and Qiu Tian (Shawn Dou) find themselves wowed by the talented Korean cyclist Zheng Zhiyuan (Choi Siwon) and agree to sign on as his pacesetters (破风手).

Although the three of them form a perfect team, Wang Chouming and Qiu Tian soon discover that no matter how many races they win together, only Zheng Zhiyuan will be recognized as the official winner. As each of them becomes caught up in their pursuit of victory, they lose their solidarity and their achievements go plummeting. Will their team spirit ever return?

To The Fore features appearances from Wang Luodan and Carlos Chan. Interestingly, its August 7 release is the exact same release date as that of Shawn Dou’s other movie, Time to Love (新步步惊心).

Check out a teaser trailer below, as well as the rest of Eddie’s Men’s Health photoshoot.

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Weibo Wednesday: February 18, 2015

Happy Lunar New Year! For some of us, it’s not yet February 19, but I guess that just means we’ll get an extended day of celebration. C: Treat yourself to one of Jimmy Lin‘s red envelopes featuring his son, Kimi~

Jimmy Lin with red envelope featuring son Kimi Lin

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Happy New Year. It’s time to pass out the red envelopes!

Most of our favorite celebrities are enjoying the holiday at home, which means not as many Weibo updates regarding the New Year. But here’s what some of them have been up to the past three weeks…

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Weibo Wednesday: October 15, 2014

Zhang Han and nerdy Chen Qiao'en

陈乔恩: 閨蜜閨蜜王同鞋~生日大快樂內[蛋糕][蛋糕][干杯]這照片拿出來我也是醉了~義氣啊![哈哈]

In order to celebrate Zhang Han‘s 30th birthday on October 6th, Chen Qiao’en dug out this potentially embarrassing photograph.

Best friend best friend classmate Wang~ Big happy birthday. I’ll become intoxicated after taking out this photo ~ Loyalty!

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Can you translate Cong Cong Na Nian?

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“Back in Time” not cool enough for Ni Ni?   Come up with you own!

The film version of Cong Cong Na Nian 匆匆那年 is calling for English titles with a reward! Can you come up with a better English title for the Zhang Yibai film starring Ni Ni (#beautiful), Eddie Peng, and Wei Chen?

Since we’re on the subject, what are some of your favorite English translations? Least favorites?  I nominate My Fair PrincessThe Last Supper, and upcoming drama All Quiet in Peking for the former and Love Yunge from the Desert, The Journey of Flower for the latter.

‘Back in Time’ is being adapted into movie and Internet version

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Back in Time or That Year, Time Flew (匆匆那年) is written by Jiu Ye Hui (九夜茴) and has recently been adapted into movie and web version. The story revolves around a group of friends who were close friends during high school but after graduation, their friendship changes. In the group, Chen Xun and Fang Hui are a couple and their break-up will cause the group to go on separate ways. More information of the novel can be found here.

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Weibo Wednesday: June 4, 2014

杨幂: 欢迎你,糯米米

If you could figure out whose hands those were without looking at the watermark, major kudos to you! On June 1, Yang Mi and Hawick Lau welcomed a baby girl into the world. The couple has nicknamed their daughter “Little Sticky Rice” since she was born just one day before the Dragon Boat Festival, on which it is traditional to eat zongzi, which are made of sticky rice.

Welcome, sticky rice

Hawick posted on June 1 to update the world on Yang Mi’s condition and wish everyone a happy Children’s Day. (Yes, their kid was born on Children’s Day.) He later reblogged Yang Mi’s photo and added, “Always stick to Daddy and Mommy like this, all right?” Getting emotional already, eh?

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Della Ding Sings for “Legend of Moon and Stars”

Liu Shishi in Legend of the Moon and Stars

Liu Shishi adamantly keeps quiet about the broadcast date for Legend of the Moon and Stars.

Legend of the Moon and Stars (星月传奇), which stars Liu Shishi, Eddie Peng, and Hu Ge, recently gave us its ending theme, titled “Ancient Poem of Old Age” (白头吟). The MV, which is embedded below, is not really anything special (and it looks like someone went crazy with the artistic filters in Photoshop in the beginning), but Della Ding is always worth listening to when it comes to drama soundtracks.

Legend, which is also known as The Song of Desert, is based off Tong Hua‘s book Desert Melody (大漠谣). The series finished filming in 2012, but its broadcast was delayed because of protests of its treatment of history. It’s been rumored that Dragon TV will begin airing Legend of the Moon and Stars in June or August, but so far, no official broadcast date has been announced.

The MV for “Ancient Poem of Old Age” below, as well as a handful of new stills behind the cut:

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