Huang Xuan (Extraordinary Mission) returns to his dancing roots in Feng Xiaogang’s new film Youth, a coming-of-age story that focuses on the friendship between young dancers during the Cultural Revolution.
I’ve been trying to keep my expectations low for Tribes and Empires, but the release of another fantastic trailer isn’t helping.
Huang Xuan (Extraordinary Mission) stars the half-human half-spirit prince Muyun Sheng, Shawn Dou (The Last Race) is the abandoned son of a loyal general and Zhou Yiwei (The Insanity) plays the heir of one of the nomadic tribes. Their love interests are played by Janice Man, Xu Lu and Zhang Jianing respectively.
The new crime movie is titled Extraordinary Mission 非凡任务 and stars Huang Xuan (The Great Wall) as an undercover police officer who has to infiltrate the drug syndicate led by Duan Yihong (The Dead End).
Entrepreneurial Age 创业时代 is based on the novel of the same name by Fu Yao, and has confirmed Huang Xuan (The Great Wall) and Angelababy (General and I) as young hopefuls trying to succeed in the ever-growing field of information technology. Continue reading
The Legend of the Demon Cat 妖猫传 has released a couple more stills, a production video, and a release date projected for December 22nd of 2017. Starring Shota Sometani, Huang Xuan, Liu Haoran, Zhang Yuqi, Zhang Rongrong, and Zhang Tianai, people interested in this production can get a look behind the scenes.
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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.
Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 has released more unseen images of Li Kaixin as the teenage counterpart to Xu Lu’s Su Yuning. Starring Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei and Wang Qianyuan, I guess this shows how this dramas has kept enough material coming out to keep us interested but not enough that we feel like we’ve already seen everything. Some productions should start taking notes.
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I am not surprised producers are continuing to milk the cow that is The Interpreters, because it brings in the ratings, and they know that’s where the money comes from. The spin-off is titled The Negotiators 谈判官, and like its predecessor, starts off as a bickering rom-com between two professionals before descending into melodramatic territory in the second half.