Out of the current crop of film actors, Zhou Xun and Huang Bo are two of the best. Cosmo has rightly pointed out that it’s partly because they know when to stop and hone their craft, which is extremely hard to do in an industry that constantly brings in new blood. Photos by Chen Man.
The Conformist 冰之下 is an upcoming crime movie set in a small town on the China-Russia border, and stars Huang Bo (Battle of Memories) as Wang Haibo, a lumber mill worker turned police informant.
Director Ning Hao and Huang Bo (Battle of Memories) first collaborated back in 2006’s black comedy film Crazy Stone, which was a critical and commercial hit. The second film in the series, Crazy Racer, didn’t do too badly either, and now production has begun on comedy sci-fi film Crazy Alien 疯狂的外星人.
The film is inspired by Liu Cixin‘s novel The Rural Teacher 乡村教师, and has set a premiere date of February 5th, 2019.
Go Fighting! 极限挑战 is one of the two variety shows I follow religiously (the other being Who’s the Murderer? 明星大侦探), and Season 3 of the popular variety show is finally ready to premiere tomorrow night.
Sun Honglei, Huang Bo, Huang Lei, Show Luo, Wang Xun and Lay Zhang Yixing are all returning for the latest installment, and I’m looking forward to seeing them tackle more fish-out-of-water scenarios over the next twelve weeks.
Battle of Memories 记忆大师 is the much anticipated film from director Leste Chen and write Ren Peng, the duo behind to The Great Hypnotist and 20 Again, and features a brand new cast in Huang Bo (Mojin: The Lost Legend), Xu Jinglei (Somewhere Only We Know), Duan Yihong (The Dead End), Yang Zishan (Happy Mitan) and Tiffany Hsu (In Love).
December 18 will see the release of Mojin-The Lost Legend (鬼吹灯之寻龙诀), an adventure/thriller film previously titled The Ghouls. The cast, which includes Chen Kun, Shu Qi, Huang Bo, and Xia Yu, recently graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, and even though the cover itself is not that eye-catching, I had to share the rest of the pretty.
Liu Ye and Huang Bo”s new movie, “Iron Men,” just finished filming. The movie, directed by Yin Li, depicts the struggles of two oil workers in their pursuit of their dreams. While filming in the Taklimakan(Uyghur for place of no return) desert, Liu Ye almost got “Desert Depression.”
Liu Ye says that while filming “Iron Men,” he became a real iron men.
In our everyday lives, it’s rare to meet a real oil worker. This time, I realized that they are the true “Iron Men.” Under such difficult environments, they selfishlessly give us so much.
He also comments on his first visit to Xinjiang and a desert:
It was only after I arrived that I learned that there, there are no water, no trees, no insects nor bird; there’s nothing, only vast expands of yellow sand, endless and borderless like the ocean.
He says that at its hottest, the desert can reach about 40 to 50 Celcius (120-140 Fahrenheit).
When he’s bored, he says that his new “Idol” is Xiao Shenyang, the comedic skit actor that rose to film through this year’s Spring Festival Gala.
I saw his skit on the Spring Festival Gala, he’s too hilarious. During breaks, I often watch his videos on my cellphone. People who dont’ know thought I was texting my girlfriend!