It’s been a while! So many news that I can’t get to them individually.
=======> ♦ If you didn’t see my angry tweet a few days ago, here it is again: I’m about to slap the heck out of Hunan. The Legend of Chusen to air one week earlier. 7/31/16, 2 episodes per week. New promo and another themesong by Zhang Jie is also released. Listen below. I am both pumped (about the series) and annoyed (at HNTV).
=======> ♦ More promos for The Lost Tomb Movie, Time Raiders (盗墓笔记).
=======> ♦ Second trailer and new music video for the movie version of Just One Smile is Very Alluring (微微一笑很倾城), Love O2O, with Boran Jing and Angelababy. The song is called “The Original Dream.” I love the beats of the song but Boran ah, love, stick to acting. Lol.
=======> ♦ Jason Zhang Jie and Xie Na‘s wedding-themed photoshoot. Sometime, I forget that they’re married.
=======> ♦ Drama Just One Smile is Very Alluring drops more stills and a lazy video promo and a poster shooting. Gimme a real trailer already!
=======> ♦ Promo Videos for Hero Dogs Season 2 (神犬小七2). SO MUCH CUTENESS!! It’s airing right now, who’s watching??
=======> ♦ Posters and new trailer for Lee Jun Ki and Zhou Dong Yu‘s movie, Never Said Goodbye (谎言西西里). Special guest by Ethan Ruan. Premieres August 9th. Gorgeously filmed but too melo for my student. A love story between a Korean man and a Chinese Girl.
=======> ♦ Kimi Qiao‘s republican drama, The Code Name (代号). Premieres again on August 7th. You can watch the full series on youtube. Follow the link below…
=======> ♦ Republican drama Eastern Battlefield (东方战场) with a solid, solid cast in Gallen Lo, Huang Hai Bing, Michelle Ye, Anita Yuen, and Faye Yu. It began airing a month ago. My old folks are watching this one and enjoying it. Just throwing it out there for people who like war dramas.
=======> ♦ New stills and an intense trailer for sisterhood movie, Soul Mate (七月与安生) with Sandra Ma and Zhou Dong Yu.
A very creepy poster….
How is she still so cute with that hairstyle is beyond me…
=======> ♦ A short Vogue Film featuring Sandra Ma and William Chan. Some sizzling chemistry these two have.
=======> ♦ Chen Xiang sings ending themesong for Torndao Girl 2. “Only Friends.” Ouchhh.
=======> ♦ Dilraba Dilmurat cosplays for a game she’s endorsing. So pretty!
=======> ♦ Kris Wu sings a song for the summer melo movie, Sweet Sixteen.
=======> ♦ Boran Jing being surrounded at the airport. When a fangirl falls over, he asks whether she’s okay. Then even takes a little girl’s hand to lead her along. Aww. This is why I love chu!
=======> ♦ Famous Film Score Composer Chun Hung Mak is in charge of scoring the music for The Mystic Nine. Soundtrack to be released next week.
=======> ♦ Joe Chen Qiao En is the leading candidate for the drama adaptation of Legend of Fu Yao (扶摇皇后).
=======> ♦ Before that, Chen Qiao En will film a modern food drama with Tong Da Wei. Booting begins August 1st.
=======> ♦ Sandra Ma and Ma Ke are the leads for loosely translated novel called General Above, I Am Below (将军在上我在下). A quick scan reveals that she’s the badass general while he’s the flowery hero. LOL. Sha Jie Jie returns? Filming begins in October.
=======> ♦ Fan Bing Bing‘s name is up for upcoming historical romance drama Win The World (赢天下), reuniting with the team behind The Empress of China. The story follows a legendary widow as she makes her way to become China’s first female entrepreneur.
=======> ♦ The leads for Royal Highness (回到明朝当王爷之杨凌传) are Jiang Jin Fu, Wayne Liu, and Crystal Yuan Bing Yan. Filming began on July 21st. Ha! This is why Ya Tou died so early in The Mystic Nine. She has to romance a new highness! Lol. But competition yo, remember when I said in a previous batch that the male lead is a player like Wei Xiao Bao!? Tskk! Tskk! Er Ye won’t forgive you!
=======> ♦ Ruby Lin and Wallace Huo‘s wedding will be held in Bali at Bvlgari hotel on July 31st. Tiffany Hsu is our bridesmaid. No jeans please. LOL. 😀
=======> ♦ Nirvana in Fire 2 to begin production in November. Ode To Joy 2 to begin in September.
=======> ♦ Johnny Huang Jing Yu, Wang Qian Yuan, and Ivy Chen for black comedy movie Guns and Kidneys (枪炮腰花) with the focus on zombie. Lol.
=======> ♦ Ding Mo‘s next novel to be adapted: He and Moonlight as Neighbors (他与月光为邻). Names thrown in for casting: EXO’s Oh Sehun, Ying Er, and Leon Zhang Yun Long.
=======> ♦ Liu Yi Fei is back to the movieland with Who Is God (无神), working with famous Korean director Kim Ki Duk (Arirang). Filming is slated to begin in October.
=======> ♦ The popular webdrama Go Princess Go is gonna….get a Korean adaptation. Oh crap. A remake so soon?!
=======> ♦ Hu Ge is rumored for the drama adaptation of Ding Mo’s novel You And Me In Time (你和我的倾城时光). Dang, this author’s novels be selling like hot cakes. At this point, it’s pretty much positive because fans posted a picture of Hu Ge reading the novel!
=======> ♦ Li Ying at various events for her endorsement products. Looks like her new style is the decorated one-sided earring. Stylish. She has a rumored drama with Kris and Lu Han and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Also, she won’t be attending Happy Camp Episode with the cast of Chusen due to packed schedule (she filmed HC with William and Jessica Jung a week ago). Is it gonna kill somebody for her to attend Wallace and Ruby’s wedding?!! Wahhhh. C’mon!
=======> ♦ New Promo For Rookie Agent Rouge (which doesn’t new…). Temp airing date: 9/27/16.
=======> ♦ A quick interview with Sina: When asked about possibly being threatened about the number of bromances in The Mystic Nine, Li Ying replies that she has no worries, “The moment I appear, it’s a knock out.” Lol. “Why is Xin Yue so cute?” Li Ying says she has worked with the director before so he knows her very well and the day of filming, he even brought her a bunch of food and let her take the reign in portraying the character. Asked if she worries about Chusen novel fans not being friendly with the drama script changes, she responds that every novel adaptation will undergo the same scrutiny and debate.
When asked whether she likes bangs or no bangs, she says she likes bangs (reason: resembles manga character more!) OMG. Girl, you opposite from me! Arg.
If she can pick again, she would still pick to play the character Bi Yao (cause her name sounds nice. Lol.)
Li Ying describes Yang Zi as a lovable person and hopes that fans can love and support the drama. Love her but also be tolerant.
“When will you film modern dramas?” She’s selective, looking for creative scripts to express a different side to the audience. Yes! Be selective!