Glad to see more series taking advantage of China’s diverse geography for on-location shoots.
Visually the most expensive-looking The Lost Tomb series so far, Sea of Sand沙海 released its first trailer. The series stars Wu Lei as the protagonist, a high school’er who becomes entangled in a suspenseful adventure after meeting Wu Xie from The Lost Tomb series (Qin Hao). They’re joined by Yang Rong and Zhang Meng.
When you underpay the costume design team of Game of Thrones and get recycled looks.
Despite sounding like a Games of Thrones fanboy’s expensive money-laundering scheme initially, the latest trailer for fantasy epic Asura 阿修罗 actually has me sold on watching Wu Lei and Daenerys Zhang Yishang falling in love and saving the world. The CGI is great compared to other recent fantasy films, the music is on point, and the trailer makes it seem like it potentially has a plot. The film is set for a summer 2018 release and co-stars Tony Leung and Carina Lau as the antagonists.
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.
Teenagers take over the covers of fashion this year. Photographed by Chen Man, these youngsters have already shown that they’ve got both fame and the looks for the job.
On the cover we have actors Liu Haoran (19, Chinatown Detective), Chen Feiyu (17,Secret Fruit ), Ouyang Nana (17,Secret Fruit), Guan Xiaotong (19, The Left Ear), Yi Yangqianxi (16, TF Boys), and post-teens Xia Chun (24, Port of Call), Wang Jia (25), and Dilraba (25). Which group had the best photoshoot?
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.
Fights Break Spherestars Wu Lei (The Magic Star) as a genius child who suddenly loses all his powers, Lin Yun (Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back) plays his love interest and Baron Chen (Extremely Urgent) stars as his martial arts teacher.
Fights Break Sphere 斗破苍穹 has started filming based on the novel of the same name by Tiancang Tudou 天蚕土豆. Starring Wu Lei (Nirvana in Fire), Lin Yun, and Li Qin, those looking for an action wuxia with some revenge can give this a go.
Magic Star 奇星记之鲜衣怒马少年时 is revving up for its release date on January 3rd. Starring Wu Lei, Chen Xiang, Hao Shaowen, Zhang Yuxi, Zhengge Huizi, He Meidian, Jackie Lui, Qiu Xinzhi, Zhang Junzhu, Xue Cun, Wang Tianze, Chen Long, and Fang Feilin, there has also been a barrage of promotional materials released as well.
‘Tis the season for every drama and their mother to come out with a release date…
Magic Star 奇星记之鲜衣怒马少年时 has set a release date for January 3rd. Starring Wu Lei, Chen Xiang, Hao Shaowen, Zhang Yuxi, Zhengge Huizi, He Meidian, Jackie Lui, Qiu Xinzhi, Zhang Junzhu, Xue Cun, Wang Tianze, Chen Long, and Fang Feilin, another drama joins the release avalanche.