I can’t believe it’s been two years since I last talked about this remake of Jin Yong’s novel, Ode to Gallantry, and it’s still sitting on the shelf! With the recently released trailer, I hope it’s a positive light for the production. It stars relatively new faces in Cai Yi Da and Jenny Zhang. I did watch the 1989’s adaptation with Tony Leung and Sheren Tang shortly after and found it entertaining. The story is about mistaken identity between two long-lost twins. One is a sly womanizer with a humble background, Shi Zhong Yu, while the other one is a quiet, upright leader of the Changle Sect, Shi Po Tian. One is often mistaken for the other, which allows for amusing dialogues and awkward situations for their friends, foes, and lady loves.
It’s a tough path to fill Tony’s shoes. He did such a great job distinguishing the brothers. But I shall remain hopeful for Cai Yi Da!
With the special effects, this photo looks hilarious. XD
Jenny Zhang Jia Ni playing the role previously portrayed by the young Sheren Tang.
The other female lead, Li Jing Yang.
Produced by Zhang Ji Zhong (Romance of the Three Kingdoms, The Water Margin, Return of the Condor Heroes 2006) and directed by Chung Siu Hung (Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties) and Zhao Jian (Return of the Condor Heroes 2006, Legend of the Condor Heroes 2003), Ode To Gallantry has 32 episodes.