New Eternal Waves is the remake of the film, The Eternal Wave, released in 1958, about Communist Party undercover agents operating in Shanghai in the 1930s against the Japanese. Aaron Kwok and Zhao Li Ying were confirmed a few months ago and now they have announced the other supporting characters. Our darling girl turned 28 today (10/16) so I decided to post her news on her birthday! I’m excited that she’ll be working with many well-known veterans for this project and hopefully they will give her many pointers and push her acting to a new level.
Poster of the old movie.
Synopsis [Written by Kappy at AVV]: The year is 1930, when Shanghai is known as the Paris of the East with a thriving economy. However, behind the glamorous songs and dances, cruelty and terror run amok. From the Marco Polo Bridge Incident to the Battle of Shanghai, the Chinese Army fought courageously against the Imperial Japanese Army. In the city, the Japanese army destroys many means of communication between the Chinese troops, even private radio stations from Britain and France are required to register to operate. The person in charge of such operations is a Japanese female agent (Zhang Lan Xin) who proudly proclaims that under Shanghai sky, only Japanese-approved stations are allowed to survive. Then one day, Li Xia (Aaron Kwok), an underground CPC (Communist Party of China) radio transmitter accepts the mission of rebuilding a mean of communication for his fellow countrymen. He fake-marries another CPC agent (Zhao Li Ying) after his wife died and soon begins to fall for her straightforward personality. She is described as the “dare to love and dare to hate” type of person. In front of the enemies, she carries out the act of an old-fashioned, dumb, senseless wife, which is sometimes a source of amusement for her fake husband.
Simon Yam (Two Thumbs Up, Sara) and Zhang Han (Youth Never Returns). No details on their roles yet.
Zhang Lan Xin (CZ12, Who Am I 2015) and Chen Bao Guo (The Galaxy on Earth, The Emperor in Han Dynasty).
Produced by Beijing Nanhai film (The Suspicious), the new remake is directed by Billy Chung aka Siu Hung Cheung (The Man From Macau, Mark Of Youth) and written by two writers Zhang Tan (Ip Man, The East Is Red) and Huang Yi Zhi. When asked about the new remake, the director explains that it’s not a copy of the old movie, but with necessary added elements and more actions. Influential stars of the past and new generation are cast to appeal to younger viewers.
New Eternal Waves begins filming in December and hits theaters in December 2016.