Chinese Remake of “A Step into the Past” is Actually a Historical Version of “Doraemon”

Chinese Remake of “A Step into the Past” is Actually a Historical Version of “Doraemon”



A Step into the Past <尋秦記> and Doraemon <哆啦A> don’t seem to go together, but if you’ve seen the Mainland Chinese remake of the classic TVB drama, then it will all eventually make sense.

Produced by Youku, the Chinese web drama A Step into the Past is a remake of the 2001 TVB drama, which starred Louis Koo (古天樂). The historical fantasy, an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Huang Yi (黃易), tells the story of Hong Siu-lung, a modern special forces agent who goes back in time to the beginnings of the Qin dynasty 2,000 years ago. His mission was to witness the throning of Qin Shi Huang, but his time machine accidentally brings him three years earlier.

The Chinese web drama remake, which has been showing on Youku, stars Sean Chen Xiang (陈翔) as Hong Siu-lung and Niu Zifan (牛子藩) as the young Ying Zheng, before he becomes Qin Shi Huang. To make it different from the original show, the new remake adds more futuristic elements to the characters, rewriting Hong Siu-lung as a man from the year 2050 rather than the present day.

Throughout the show, Hong Siu-lung woos the ladies by showing off the gadgets from his world, including laser guns and a watch that shoots off a 4D image. Hong Siu-lung saves Ying Ching like how Doraemon saves Nobita with his trusty gadgets. Hong Siu-lung also uses these gadgets to defeat his opponent Lin Chun (portrayed by Zhao Zhenting 赵振廷).

With such powerful futuristic weapons, it’s a wonder why Hong Siu-lung didn’t end up conquering all of China.

What do you think about the new remake?

Source: HK01.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

A Predictable Cheesy Ending for “Heart and Greed”

A Predictable Cheesy Ending for “Heart and Greed”

Heart and Greed <溏心風暴3> has finally ended, but the safe and predictable ending is so cheesy viewers don’t know why they even bothered.

The TVB anniversary drama, the third installment to the Heart of Greed franchise, aired its final episode on Friday, January 19. The ending surprised no one, especially if you read the reported spoilers. In standard Heart of Greed fashion, the story finished with a happy ending—all the good people lived happily ever after while the bad people get their punishment

In the last episode, Kau (Bosco Wong 黃宗澤) realizes his wrongdoings and is released from jail as a brand new person. Not only does his family forgive him, he immediately ties the knot with his soul mate Son (Priscilla Wong 黃翠如) and the two live happily ever after. Kau’s niece Venus (Sharon Chan 陳敏之) finds happiness with boyfriend Gei (Ben Wong 黃智賢), while ex-boyfriend Nic (Michael Tong 唐文龍), who had betrayed her feelings, is left struggling in another relationship. Kyle (Vincent Wong 王浩信) and Belle (Eliza Sam 岑麗香) can finally be together, joining their two families as well. Even Adam (Lee Shing-cheong 李成昌) and his wife have changed their evil ways.

The final scene features Ching Ba (Ha Yu), waking up from his coma, and calls out his savior, Alan’s (Joseph Lee) name.

All in all, it was a pretty predictable, cheesy ending with no surprises.

Source: HK01.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

Angelababy Slowly Getting Used to Motherhood: “I’m Much Happier”

Angelababy talks about her son “Little Sponge” and her upcoming dramas “City of Desire” and “Entrepreneurial Age”.

Cecilia Liu Says Marriage Life with Nicky Wu is “Pretty Good”

Cecilia Liu Says Marriage Life with Nicky Wu is “Pretty Good”

With dramas like Chinese Paladin 3 <仙剑奇侠传三>, Scarlet Heart <步步惊心>, and most recently Lost Love in Times <醉玲珑> in her resume, Cecilia Liu Shishi (刘诗诗) is what the industry likes to call “goddess of period dramas”—but her latest acting project didn’t ask for Cecilia to don the hanfu. The Liquidator <心理罪之城市之光>, which stars Deng Chao (邓超), Ethan Juan (阮經天), and directed by Bill Kong (江志強), is a crime film that follows a a serial killer case led by a criminal psychologist (Deng Chao) and a forensics fingerprint expert (Cecilia). For the film, Cecilia chopped off her long locks and had a complete change in appearance—no longer was she the same sophisticated and elegant Cecilia that we’re used to seeing on television.

“I thought it would be pretty fun to do,” said Cecilia, on why she decided on cutting her hair. “It’s something different.”

Cecilia’s own personality is actually quite like her image in The Liquidator—straightforward and boyish.

“There’s definitely a boyish side to me, especially when I’m around the people I’m close with,” said Cecilia.

Cecilia’s character in her upcoming drama If Love Like This <如果可以这样爱> is also quite similar to her own personality. If Love Like This is a modern romance based on the 2006 novel of the same name, costarring Tong Dawei (佟大为) and Jeff Bao Jianfeng (保剑锋).

“It’s definitely a different role. She’s a very straightforward person, very brave. She’s actually pretty crazy.” On what attracted Cecilia to the role, she said, “It’s her personality. There are also many relationship lines in the film, whether it’s the relationships at work or with family.”

Marriage Life with Nicky Wu is “Pretty Good”

Cecilia and her Scarlet Heart costar, Nicky Wu (吳奇隆), tied the knot in 2015. She described her marriage life thus far as “pretty good” when asked if she feels satisfied with her current lifestyle. Cecilia also doesn’t have a goal that she’s waiting to fulfill, explaining, “I’m the kind of person who takes life the way it is as it goes.”

As for starting a family with Nicky, Cecilia said their friends have been “rushing” them for years. Asking if she’s in a rush to start a family too, Cecilia said, “Not even my family are rushing me.”

Source: Sina.cn

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

Jessica Hsuan Has Not Decided If She Would Attend TVB Anniversary Awards

Jessica Hsuan Has Not Decided If She Would Attend TVB Anniversary Awards

After her landslide Best Actress win at the 2017 TVB Star Awards Malaysia, people were betting that Jessica Hsuan (宣萱), who won the award for portraying “Mall Jeh” in the TVB drama My Unfair Lady <不懂撒嬌的女人>, would also win TV Queen at this weekend’s TVB Anniversary Awards. Jessica said she does not expect to win.

“My win in Malaysia has definitely shook my confidence,” said the 47-year-old actress. “I don’t expect to win this time.” Jessica added that she hasn’t even decided if she would attend the awards, but she already has already has an outfit prepared.

Asking if she has already casted in her TV King and Queen votes, Jessica said she voted for Natalie Tong (唐詠詩), her costar in My Unfair Lady. “She’s matured so much.” What about TV King? “Kenneth Ma! He has a pretty big chance [to win].” What if you won? “It’ll be satisfying, but I rather win it for my role in Line Walker: The Prelude <使徒行者>.”

In regard to the rumors that Jessica’s asking price went up three times after her Malaysia win, Jessica clarified, “That’s a bit too exaggerated! But it’s true that I’ve been offered more jobs. I am a free agent and I used to manage my own jobs, and things would get awkward whenever we started to negotiate about price. Now that I have a manager, everything’s been much more relaxing for me.”

She stressed that her decision to pursue acting was never for money, but for her own interest. She never thought she had to prove anything or desired to reach the top, but she did recall an experience in 2015 that inspired her to be more ambitious. “He told me I was getting old and I needed to change careers. I really want to thank him now, because he reminded me of why I’m doing this. My immediate reaction to his comment was that I didn’t agree—I felt that with different age comes different roles, but his words have now become my driving force.”

When Jessica first stepped on stage to receive her Best Actress honor at Malaysia’s TVB Star Awards, she was shaking with happiness. “It was a time for me to express my feelings. This award encourages me, reminds me that I came into the industry because I love acting, and not for the money.”

Source: On.cc

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

Actors Announced for New “Proud Twins” Remake

Actors Announced for New “Proud Twins” Remake

When it comes to Gu Long’s (古龍) famous wuxia epic Juedai Shuangjiao <絕代雙驕>, or Peerless Proud Twins, one would immediately associate the story with the classic 1999 Taiwan adaptation starring Jimmy Lin (林志穎) and Alec Su (蘇有朋). China has yet to make its own adaptation of the famous novel, but it looks like we may soon see one coming to television screens soon.

In an announcement made by Zhejiang Huace Film & TV, the studios confirmed reports that they are remaking the Gu Long classic. This week, they announced rookie actors Joseph Zeng (曾舜晞) and Hu Yitian (胡一天) to respectively star as the titular siblings Xiaoyu’er and Hua Wuque, rebooting the series for a new generation.

Both Hu Yitian and Joseph Zeng are rising young stars in the Chinese industry; 24-year-old Hu Yitian himself broke to fame after starring in the successful dramas Rush to the Dead Summer <夏至未至> and A Love So Beautiful <致我们单纯的小美好>. Standing at 188 cm tall, Hu Yitian is the tallest actor to portray the handsome Hua Wuque.

20-year-old Joseph started his foray in the industry through the boy band Fresh Geeks Youth. He debuted as an actor in 2016, and led his first drama When We Were Young <青春最好时> in 2017.

Source: HK01.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.