Our Time Will Come 明月几时有 (previously known as The Great Escape) is the latest project from critically acclaimed director Ann Hui (The Golden Era) and stars Zhou Xun (Meet Miss Anxiety) as Fang Gu, a school teacher who becomes a guerrilla fighter in order to defend Hong Kong from Japanese occupation.
Eddie Peng plays Liu Jinjin, a legendary gunman who is also a master of disguise. He is a well-educated youth who can hold his own in a debate with scholars, as well as a skilled fighter capable of protecting his comrades.
Wallace Huo (Suddenly Seventeen)is the romantic idealist Li Jinrong, who only dreams of a peaceful future with his lover Fang Gu. Li Jinrong soon realises there is no place for naivety in a place torn apart by war, and joins a group of fighters to protect his homeland.
Our Time Will Come is slated to premiere on July1st.
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace后宫·如懿传 has released a New Year Greeting. Starring Zhou Xun, Wallace Huo, Janine Chang, Li Chun, Dong Jie, Tong Yao, Chen Haoyu, Xin Zhilei, Zeng Yixuan, Wu Junmei (Vivian Wu), Chen Xiaoyun, Huang Ming, Jing Chao, Li Qin, Yuan Wenkang, Hu Ke, Zhang Jiazhu, Cao Xiwen, Yu Yang, and He Hongshan, unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be much to look at in terms of sets or costumes.
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace后宫·如懿传 has released a production teaser. Starring Zhou Xun, Wallace Huo, Janine Chang, Li Chun, Dong Jie, Tong Yao, Chen Haoyu, Xin Zhilei, Zeng Yixuan, Wu Junmei (Vivian Wu), Chen Xiaoyun, Huang Ming, Jing Chao, Li Qin, Yuan Wenkang, Hu Ke, Zhang Jiazhu, Cao Xiwen, Yu Yang, and He Hongshan, a quick look for those interested.
This drama will chronicle their “besieged love” as the pair go from young lovebirds to estranged husband and wife.
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace has released its first batch of official stills, and the costumes look exquisite. Featured above are the leads Zhou Xun and Wallace Huo, in characteras Ruyi and Qianlong Emperor respectively.
Wallace Huo’s previous films haven’t made any splashes with the audience – let’s hope this one will turn things around.
Wallace Huo is definitely moving full steam ahead with his film career – Hide and Seek is just one of three movies he has filmed this year, while his other projects The Great Escape (starring Zhou Xun) and Reset (co-starring Yang Mi)are in the final stages of post-production.
For Zhou Xun’s sake, I hope this drama will live up to expectations.
Historical romance drama Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace 后宫·如懿传, also known as the sequel to Empresses in the Palace / Legend of Zhenhuan 后宫·甄嬛传, has finally released the full supporting cast list.
I have translated the plot, character descriptions and ranks below. All the information I have gathered is based on the original novel. A word of warning that some of the characters’ endings are also included, so do proceed with caution.
It’s Weibo Wednesday time! I didn’t pay much attention to this year’s Academy Awards, which took place on February 28, but it looks like quite a few Chinese celebs did. Here we have Li Yifeng congratulating Leonardo DiCaprio for finally winning a Best Actor award. In case you’re wondering what is going on, he’s spoofing a scene in The Revenant where Leo gets attacked by a bear.
In other Hollywood news, Li Yifeng was picked as an ambassador for the superhero movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which drops in the U.S. and in mainland China on March 25. However, I’m not entirely clear on what his being an ambassador entails. Yifeng also has two TV series — espionage drama Sparrow (麻雀) and xianxia drama Noble Aspirations (青云志) — expected to be released this year.
What a struggle, to decide whether to feature Hu Ge or Wallace Huo above the cut! This is a continuation of the shot from last time, though appear less frequently together. Look under the cut for more pictures. Continue reading →
This is probably one of my favorite men’s photo shoots yet. Harper’s Bazaar has taken to a snowy field to remind us that we were pretty lucky Chinese Paladin 3 put Hu Ge and Wallace Huo onto the same screen. I can’t decide who’s prettier. Look below the cut for more pictures. (P.S. They should have brought their furcoats). Continue reading →