Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber releases trailer

The background of the poster looks just like the book covers of the Sanlian version!

The trailer for Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the ninth but I believe the first adaptation of the latest edition of the novel  actually looks super solid. The scenery, costumes, and choreograph all look natural, as does Zeng Shunxi’s acting minus one scene.  At least three of the four female leads look dead inside every single scene, though.

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the ninth cast unveals

Zeng Shunxi as Zhang Wuji the 9th, at your service.

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the 9th 倚天屠龙记  has released its first set of stills. I’d always thought this is the perfect Jin Yong novel to adapt for melodramas with idol actors. Glad someone finally took the advice and went for it.  The cast is at least pretty and young , and I already like this Zhou Zhiruo more than the last one.

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The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre to be adapted into a drama for the 9th time

 

The new version of Heavenly Sword Dragon Slaying Sabre 倚天屠龙记, and is helmed by Jeffrey Chiang, the director of last year’s well-received Legend of the Condor Heroes 2017 (my first reaction to the news was that Deng Chao’s version was only a couple of years ago, until I remembered it aired way back in 2009).

Zeng Shunxi has been cast as male lead Zhang Wuji, though he clearly lacks the skills to bring the character to life. I have higher hopes for Tang Yan’s new employee Chen Yuqi, who was serviceable in Princess Weiyoung.

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Noble Aspirations releases more character posters

Ooooh. We get a different pose this time around too as opposed to the “I’m standing and doing something interesting-looking” one…

Noble Aspirations 青云志 has not ceased its flood of character stills. Here are the stills of Tang YixinJiao Junyan, Zhou Xiaohuan, etc.    Starring Li Yifeng, Zhao Liying,  and Yang Zi, at least these stills come with more stylistically different backgrounds.

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A Beauty’s Fragrance releases stills

Unlike what the title may suggest, this is not another addition to Yu Zheng’s “Beauty” series…

Strap yourself in for another Qing dynasty drama during Yongzheng‘s reign, starring Hou MengyaoZhang TianyangWinston ChaoChristine NgJin ZehaoZheng Yuanyuan, Wang KedaQian XuanYang MingnaZhao Yanan, and Bai Haitao in A Beauty’s Fragrance 美人香.

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