Zhang Yimou’s Shadow 影 has released three more posters and ton of stills. Some of the images are quite stunning, and Zhang Yimou is a visual master, but If this film doesn’t get some major shadow reduction, no one’s going to see anything that’s going on in a dark movie theater.
In the first teaser for Shadow, we’re introduced to the son of an official Ziyu (Deng Chao), who has been sharing a life with his stand-in Jingzhou since the age of eight. It seems like that Jingzhou takes over everything at some point, including his wife Xiao-Ai (Sun Li).
Because the awards shows are government endorsed, the Flying Asparas are taken very seriously, and that means all nominees turn up, which makes the live stream that much more interesting. Red carpet round up and winners list below.
Shadowis all about opposites – light and dark, yin and yang – and I’m hoping the future teasers will be as stylish as the posters. Deng Chao (The Liquidator) will be playing two characters, and Sun Li (Nothing Gold Can Stay) costars as his wife.
Nothing Gold Can Stayseems like it’s going to take the crown of being the fastest period drama to get on air – female lead Sun Li wrapped up filming in May, and the 74 episode drama is all ready to air tonight.
After releasing a couple teaser featuring Sun Li and Peter Ho, now it’s Chen Xiao‘s turn to take to the stage. He plays Shen Xingyi, a young master who gets off on the wrong foot with Zhou Ying (Sun Li) yet later falls madly in love with her. Shen Xingyi is unafraid to display his affections for her, and it does seem like his feelings will be reciprocated.
Shadow 影 will be real-life married couple Deng Chao(The Dead End) and Sun Li’s (Legend of Mi Yue) third film collaboration, after Mural 画壁 and Devil and Angel 恶棍天使. Those movies were quite disastrous, so here’s to hoping Zhang Yimou (The Flowers of War, Coming Home) can work his magic this time round.
Nothing Gold Can Stayhas released its first teaser, a one-shot MV that follows a rather tipsy Sun Li(Legend of Mi Yue) as she reminisces about happier moments with her husband (Peter Ho), who had passed away due to illness.
Nothing Gold Can Stay has released stills of the OTP, played by Sun Li (Legend of Mi Yue) and Chen Xiao (Above the Clouds). The creative team deserve extra brownie points for collating the stills into a creative slide show presentation.