Zhang Ziyi, Huang Xiaoming, Chang Chen comes of age with a young nation

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Best Cinematography of the Year?

The second film from one of China’s best young directors, Li Fangfang (Heaven Eternal, Earth Everlasting),  Forever Young 无问西东 has finally released a trailer after over five years . It’s tentatively set for a late 2017 release.

Starring Zhang Ziyi, Huang Xiaoming, Chang Chen, Wang Leehom, and Chen Chusheng, the ode to Tsinghua University focuses on the coming-of-age of the school and the nation as depicted through five of its students.

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Nirvana in Fire 2: The Wind Blows in Changlin releases first teaser

Here’s the 40 second teaser for Nirvana in Fire 2: The Wind Blows in Changlin, starring Huang Xiaoming (A Life Time Love), Liu Haoran (variety show Give Me Five), Tong Liya (variety show Takes a Real Man 2) and Zhang Huiwen (Crying Out in Love).

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First teaser for A Life Time Love

There are plenty of tears in the first teaser for A Life Time Love, the upcoming fantasy romance starring Huang Xiaoming and Song Qian as a pair of star-crossed lovers. Sheng Yilun rounds out the main love triangle as a powerful noble and the female lead’s husband.

Zhang Li and Shen Tai will have a tragic romance of their own, and it seems like Luo Yunxi and Wu Qian may be the only couple that gets their happily ever after.

The drama will air 6 episodes a week beginning June 12th.

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First stills and a theme song for A Life Time Love

A Life Time Love 上古情歌 is loosely based on Tong Hua’s fantasy novel Once Promised, and stars Huang Xiaoming (Xuan Zang), Song Qian (Ice Fantasy), Sheng Yilun (Pretty Li Huizhen) and Zhang Li (Don’t Go Breaking My Heart). The ending theme song is sung by G.E.M.

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The Wind Blows in Changlin wishes you a Happy New Year

The Wind Blows in Changlin 琅琊榜之风起长林 wishes everybody a Happy New Year!  Starring Huang XiaomingLiu HaoranTong LiyaZhang HuiwenSun ChunWu HaochenMei TingZhang BoGuo Jingfei, and Qiao Xin, get a glimpse of the costumes and sets while you can!

The cast of Wind Blows in Changlin get into character

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Here’s a comment I wholly agree with: “Please bring back your acting skills from Emperor of Han Dynasty!”

Official character posters have been released for The Wind Blows in Changlin, spin-off to hit 2015 drama Nirvana in Fire.

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Official cast posters for Nirvana in Fire sequel

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I love how Daylight Entertainment just reveals the leads in one go.

Nirvana in Fire: The Wind Blows in Changlin 琅琊榜之风起长林 has released posters for all its main actors, which include Huang Xiaoming (Mission Milano), Liu Haoran (Detective Chinatown) and Tong Liya (Run for Love) among others. The drama will be split into two seasons, and each one will have 15 episodes.

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League of Gods releases teasers

League of Gods 3D封神榜 or the new movie version of Investiture of the Gods has released a teaser.  Starring Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-faiLouis KooHuang XiaomingAngelababyFan BingbingWen Zhang, and Jacky Heung, those interested can check it out on July 29th.  Teaser 2 here.

Weibo Wednesday: June 3, 2015

Fan Bingbing and Li Chen announce relationship

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The biggest news this week? Fan Bingbing and Li Chen announcing last Friday that they’re in a relationship. The two got close while filming The Empress of China (武媚娘传奇), though they didn’t portray a couple in that drama. This is the first time in her 19-year-long career that Fan Bingbing has publicly admitted that she was dating someone.

Their fairly low-key approach to announcing that they were dating — they simply uploaded a photo of them on Weibo with the caption “Us” — has been replicated throughout the Weibosphere in the few days since. Most of the usage has been tongue-in-cheek, such as Jiro Wang with the Incredible Hulk and a random netizen who somehow got actor Lee Pace to hold up fake marriage certificates with her.

Anyway, congratulations to Fan Bingbing and Li Chen, and I hope they don’t let all the rumors about their past relationships drag them down.

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