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.
Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 has released more stills. Starring Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei and Wang Qianyuan, I am going to be pretty disappointed if this does not get a release date in the near future.
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.
The Legend of the Demon Cat 妖猫传 has released a couple more stills. Starring Shota Sometani, Huang Xuan, Liu Haoran, Zhang Yuqi (Kitty Zhang), Zhang Rongrong (Sandrine Pinna), and Zhang Tianai, more for those curious about this production.
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.
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.
I remember the Japanese have a thing for Yang Guifei so of course she had to fit in this film…?
The Legend of the Demon Cat 妖猫传 has released stills. This seems to be a Chinese-Japanese co-production since it’s based on the Japanese tale of Bakeneko. Starring Shota Sometani, Huang Xuan, Liu Haoran, Zhang Yuqi (Kitty Zhang), Zhang Rongrong (Sandrine Pinna), and Zhang Tianai, those looking for a quick Tang dynasty fantasy movie to watch can check this out.
More stills and (WARNING) potential spoilers at the bottom of the post.