I have good news! Both modern rom-coms are set to air! What I love about these two are the devil-may-care heroines and their wicked sense of fashion! Amazing wardrobe and they have nice hair to boot!
Since the man is involved in both projects, might as well combine it into one. Heh. I love grouping. 🙂 One is the movie version of novel Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossom called Once Upon A Time, the other is Martial Universe, a drama he’s still filming with Wang Li Kun and Zhang Tian Ai.
The styling is definitely different than their royal robes and hair. Chen Qiao En looks very youthful and cute and Chen Xiao looks more mature as well, though nothing beats him in the kingly costume. Dugu Huang Hou (Empress Gugu) or The Unique China Queen (独孤皇后) retells the unique love story between Emperor Wen and Empress Dugu, highlighting the promise that he won’t let another woman have his kids (birth control methods? Just kidding! Lol.). And yes, there’s another version with Hu Bing Qing and Zhang Dan Feng called The Legend of Dugu.
Rekindling an old franchise with younger faces. If you recall, A Better Tomorrow is a series of Hong Kong crime films released initially in 1986 that gave light to Chow Yun Fat’s career and anchored his super star status. Other stars in the franchise include Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung, Emily Chu, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Anita Mui. Still centering on the theme of brotherhood and drug-dealing, the new story has three male figures in Nick Wang Kai, Ma Tian Yu and Darren Wang.