Chen Man releases brilliant new photo shoot starring Zhou Dongyu

It’s been ages since I last saw a Chen Man (and Zhou Dongyu) photo shoot that I liked. This is the second set to be released from the collaboration between Harper’s Bazaar Movie and The Thousand Faces of DunjiaFemale lead Ni Ni’s shots can be found here.

Zhou Dongyu and director Yuen Woo-ping

The beginning of a wuxia movie:


Teasers and posters for Tsui Hark’s The Thousand Faces of Dunjia

The Thousand Faces of Dunjia 奇门遁甲 is an upcoming wuxia comedy set in a chaotic fantasy world overrun with demons and spirits, and will follow the exciting adventures of a group of young martial artists, played by Dapeng (Dong Chengpeng), Ni Ni, Aarif Rahman Lee and Zhou Dongyu.

English-subbed teasers and BTS (playlist):

Scheduled to premiere on December 15th, the film is a re-imagination of 1982 film The Miracle Fighters, though director Yuen Woo-ping, who also helmed the original, has revealed that the only thing in common will be the name of the movie. Tsui Hark (Sword Master, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate) serves as the film’s producer and screenwriter.


Zhang Yishan plays seven different personalities in upcoming romantic comedy

Seven Versions of Myself is the official remake of Korean drama Kill Me, Heal Me and stars Zhang Yishan as a man with seven personalities. Cai Wenjing (Above the Clouds) plays a first year psychiatry resident and his love interest. Zhang Xiaoqian (Ode to Joy) plays her twin brother, and Gao Taiyu (Xuanyuan Sword: Clouds of Han) rounds out the main quartet as the hero’s cousin and main rival.

The 34 episode drama premieres on December 13th, and will release two episodes every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10pm (Tencent).


Ni Ni for a Baroque Wuxia photoshoot

Ni Ni promotes her upcoming Wuxia comedy, the Thousand Faces of Dunjia 奇门遁甲, with yet another stunning photoshoot with photographer Sun Jun, this time combining Baroque interior design with Wuxia-inspired looks.


Jackson Yi Yangqianxi, Huang Zitao, Hu Bingqing cast in upcoming Republican drama

Based on Han Lu’s manhua of the same name, Yan Shi Fan: New Youth 艳势番之新青年 is an upcoming Republican era drama starring Jackson Yi Yangqianxi (Song of Phoenix)Huang Zitao (Chinese Odyssey: Love You For Ten Thousand Years) and Hu Bingqing (Midnight Diner).

Ah Yi (Jackson Yi) befriends Manchu noble Chong Liming (Huang Zitao) by chance, and the latter uses his identity as a beile (prince of the third rank) to grant Ah Yi entry into Yan Shi Fan, the name given to the group of imperial guards responsible for protecting the imperial family.

Chong Liming’s desperate attempts to remove the corrupt officials and save the Qing empire fails, and he ultimately decides to join Ah Yi and the revolutionaries in the fight for a new world. The two male leads will probably be involved in a love triangle with princess Aisin·Gioro Chuyu (Hu Bingqing).

The 48 episode drama is directed by Liu Yizhi (True Colour of Beauty, Micro Times) and written by Su Peng (Hero’s Dreamand will air on streaming site Youku in 2019.

I’m not a big fan of the casting, but at least the poster is creative?


Shawn Dou, Nazha in character for romance drama Ten Years Late

Promotional tagline: “Time is limited, so please don’t hide.”

Shawn Dou (Tribes and Empires) is reuniting with the director of See You Again in upcoming romance drama Ten Years Late 十年三月三十日, a loose adaption of Fumi Saimon’s manga series Asunaro Hakusho. Nazha (Fighter of the Destiny) has joined the cast as the female lead.

Yuan Lai (Nazha) was recommended into a sports college, but forgoes the opportunity, and instead decides to attend university with Jin Ran (Shawn Dou). An exciting new chapter of their life begins, and they become fast friends with law student Zhao Chengzhi (Xu Zhengxi) and his girlfriend Shen Shuangshuang (Song Yanfei).

Yuan Lai and Jin Ran drift apart after graduation, and eventually separate due to a misunderstanding. A decade later, Jin Ran returns to Shanghai as a successful executive, and rekindles his romance with Yuan Lai, who is now a product manager at the same travel company.

Written by Dong Xinru (Lost Love in Times), Zou Jiani (Lost Love in Times web special) and Yu Jing, the 45 episode drama started filming a couple of weeks ago.