Continuing the trend of having both movie and drama adaptation of novels, Summer’s Desire, written by Ming Xiao Xi, is next in line and has secretly started filming two weeks ago. But it doesn’t have much fanfare yet because playing the heroine is a new face. Not to worry because the drama adaptation released five years ago starred some of Taiwanese biggest stars in Barbie Hsu, Peter Ho, and Huang Xiao Ming. I’m sure some of us remember the summer storm created during that time between the two ships. HAR HAR!
The synopsis from Wiki for those interested: The story may revolve around summer’s desire, but it is really a love triangle between three people colder than winter itself. Yin Xia Mo (Barbie Hsu) a girl loved by two men. Luo Xi (Huang Xiao Ming) was an orphan who garnered fame and fortune with his infallible charisma. Even though others believed him to be kind and smart, he was really a cold, ruthless, and wicked man who manipulated others to get what he wanted. When he was introduced into Xia Mo’s family, he fooled everyone with his sweet words-except for Xia Mo, who only saw the con artist in him. Ou Chen (Peter Ho) is a rich heir whom everyone feared, and was extremely overprotective of his high school girlfriend Yin Xia Mo. When he found out that Luo Xi was living with her, he became extremely jealous. This started a chain of events-as both boys were in love with Xia Mo, but their love for her was so all-consuming that they started a war to have her. Five years ago, Luo Xi lost and was sent away to England. Yet, Ou Chen didn’t win as his action caused him to lose Xia Mo’s favor and his own memory. Five years later, they met again. Would history repeat itself, and would the desires of summer enter their wintry hearts?
Playing the heroine is a fresh face in the industry, known more for her modeling works. She’s Zhang Yu Xi and has been in a few projects, the biggest two movies are Lin Geng Xin’s Taking of the Tiger and Li Yi Feng’s Forever Young. So beautiful. Look at her skin complexion!
The perfect fit to play Tinker Bell, no? 🙂
Two posters released by the production team.
The male leads are not revealed yet but there are rumors! First up is tvb actor, Him Law (Tiger Cubs 1 & 2).
The other boy has a sweet smile is Jerry Yan Yu Hao. Also pretty new and was in the short film, We Are Young, alongside Kim Woo Bin. When he doesn’t wear make-up, he resembles Lee Seung Gi.
When he’s all dolled up, he looks like Lee Min Ho’s baby brother. Right?!!
Posters from the Taiwanese drama in 2010. I was in the minority OTP ship and soon gave up when things got a little cray-cray!
Speaking of Barbie Hsu, it seems like she’s having a hard time losing the weight gain from pregnancy. The poor girl posted pictures of her allergic reactions to the various methods she’s been trying and I feel horrible for her. Society’s perception of beauty is always so harsh.
Summer’s Desire is produced by actress Carina Lau and directed by Donnie Lai (Campus Confidential).