Now I need to rewatch the old versions as I don’t quite remember the storyline anymore. Produced by Yu Zheng and based on the wuxia novel written by Jin Yong called The Smiling, Proud Wanderer, this new adaptation recently releases a stunning trailer to build up anticipation for its 2013 premiere.
Joe Chen Qiao En is a stunner in this series (when she’s dressed as a woman), and is probably going to overshadow the other ladies surrounding Wallace Huo‘s Ling Hu Chong.
Plot: The story follows Ling Hu Chong (Wallace Huo), the eldest disciple of Mount Hua Sect, as he ventures and gets tangled in the intrigues of wulin after he’s kicked out of the sect. Along the way, he meets friends, foes, and lots of women.
The innocent days of shooting birds and catching butterflies of Ling Hu Chong and his first love, Yue Ling Shan (Yang Rong).
They even have their own cave with a swing, surrounded by candles. PRETTY!
The scenery is going to be breath-taking. Check below:
But those days are short-lived because of new disciple, Lin Ping Zhi (Chen Xiao). Sole survivor of his family, the leader of Mount Hua Sect sympathizes him and accepts him as a student. Because of his appearance, Ling Hu Chong loses his first love, Yue Ling Shan.
Heartbroken Hu Chong after peeping at Ling Shan snuggling with new boy Ping Zhi. UNDER THE SNOW, no less.
Yes, he’s glaring. Love is a fleeting emotion, so he dives into polishing his martial arts.
But destiny assigns him as a flower, forever being haunted by bees. He meets Ren Ying Ying (Yuan Shan Shan), daughter of Ren Woxing, former leader of Sun Moon Holy Cult before Dongfang Bubai’s scheme ousted him. She falls in love with Ling Hu Chong, as expected. He’s also fond of her.
Learning new skills to romance other girls. hee!
The two get married. Let’s hope they last.
Joe Chen plays Dongfang Bubai, leader of the Sun Moon Holy Cult, who aspires of becoming an invincible martial artist. He obtains the Sunflower Manual and castrates himself to master the skills. Not sure whether Yu Zheng is going to make Joe a male/female first before the change.
Dongfang Bubai with Ying Ying.
She’s beautiful in the following shots.
Seducing a man. Man is lucky. 😆
Must be after castration.
Han Dong as Tian Bo Guang, a lecherous bandit. (See I told you I cannot see him as a good guy!)
Hai Lu as Yu Niang, Dongfang Bubai’s maid. Seriously? She can win a beauty pageant: the ancient version.
- It has English subtitles!
- Trailer is awesome, squeaky neat with ton of action sequences.
- Seem like Dongfang BuBai is involved romantically with Ling Hu Chong. I don’t remember the exact details anymore. Does anyone?