Happy Friday! I just received a flooding warning in the middle of a heavy rain. Gah. Let’s hope the trees and plants get their water supply and my basement stay dry. Lol.
=======> ♦ New Trailer and more stills of Cherry Returns (那年夏天你去了哪里) with Song Jia, Hu Ge, and Cherry Ngan. In theaters December 2nd.
=======> ♦ Modern drama We Are In Love (咱们相爱吧) with Ming Dao, Zhang Jing Chu, Yuan Hong, and Qin Lan begins airing on November 7th. Too many couples! Bah!
=======> ♦ New posters and trailer for Mark Chao and Ni Ni‘s movie, The Warriors Gate (勇士之门). Hua Chen Yu lends his voice for a self-composed rock song for the movie. Out in theaters on November 18th.
=======> ♦ The movie that triggers an extreme reaction since the last post, The Great Wall (长城), also has new promo materials.
=======> ♦ Solve the mysterious code with Wallace Huo to save his life in thriller movie, High and Seek (捉迷藏)! Theaters on November 4th. New trailer below.
=======> ♦ With Halloween around the corner, let me introduce you to two horror movies. They are honestly not that scary. Keke. First up is your conventional Ghost Story: The Bride With Painted Skin (聊斋新编之画皮新娘). The bride in question is played by Abby Yin Guo Er.
=======> ♦ If you’re fan of ghost dressed in all white with long hair, you might want to check out Scary Notes (恐怖笔记). Conventional stuff.
=======> ♦ Not to stay out of sight for too long, Fan Bing Bing returns to the big screen this winter with I Am Not Madame Bovary (我不是潘金莲). In theaters November 18th.
=======> ♦ New Posters for Wallace Huo and Ni Ni‘s romantic comedy, Suddenly Seventeen. In theaters December 2nd.
=======> ♦ Trailer for upcoming period drama, San Jia Get Married (新上错花轿) with Tina Tang Yi Xin and Qiu Xin Zhi. This drama has the weirdest trailers ever. It’s kinda slow and creepy. Begins airing on 10/17/16. Who’s managing Tina’s career?! First Jang Dong Gun and now Mr. Qiu…. This poor child. T___T
=======> ♦ New Music Video for Gui Gui‘s song, “Waiting for My Beloved.” CNBlue’s Lee Jung Shin starred as the male lead.
=======> ♦ Chen Kun is confirmed for The Rise of Phoenixes (凰权-弈天下)! I swear the right poster looks like Ma Tian Yu. Lol. It’s said that they changed the script twice before Chen Kun nodded his head. Tong Li Ya is the rumored female lead, set to begin filming in 2017, so the game is still open for other actresses. Gorgeous pair though!
=======> ♦ Jin Dong is the new spokesperson for Royal Philips Electronics. Classically Handsome.
=======> ♦ Republican drama, Han Shan Ling (寒山令), led by Li Jian and Qiao Qiao, and young actor Zhang Lei, begins airing on 10/22/17.
=======> ♦ First Trailer for Kevin Cheng and Anna Liu‘s movie in My Poor Rich Dad. Waitaminute, aren’t they husband and wife in Bu Bu Jing Xin? That’s a sweet reunion! Xiao Xiao Bin looks a tad taller too! In theaters 11/10/16.
=======> ♦ Mega rom-com drama, Happy Mitan (欢喜密探) with over 60 stars in cameos and short appearances led by Bao Bei Er. A total of 80 episodes. Begins airing on 10/17/16.
=======> ♦ Zheng Shuang visited Ma Tian Yu on his filming set, displaying their close friendship. It would kill me if they were texting each other to be on the safe side. Lol.
=======> ♦ Actress Jiao Jun Yan (Medical Examiner Dr. Qin) will lead food drama Problematic Restaurant Bistro Fou (问题餐厅) about 7 different women. It’s the drama remake of Japanese drama, Mondai no Aru Restaurant aka A Restaurant with Many Problems. She’s sticking with her short haircut too. I think she looks good in it.
=======> ♦ The CF that Yang Yang and Zhang Tian Ai shot last week was for an online shopping site. Here it is!
=======> ♦ Changchun Film Festival 2016 Winners:
– Best Actor and Actress: Huang Xiao Ming (Xuan Zang), Bai Bai He (Monster Hunt)
– Best Supporting Actor and Actress: Boran Jing (Lost and Love), Wang Luo Dan (The Dead End)
– Best Director: Derek Tung-Shing Yee (I Am Somebody)
=======> ♦ Huang Xiao Ming will produce and star as the male lead for an upcoming movie, City Hunter, based on his favorite Japanese manga. We know Lee Min Hot has been the City Hunter for a while… XD
=======> ♦ Zhang Han and girlfriend Gulnazar are seen together looking for houses and at the airport. Wedding bells?
=======> ♦ Paps caught Zhou Dong Yu hanging out with ex-boyfriend (and a few other friends) and immediately announced they have gotten back together. Miss Zhou denied the claim instantly on weibo 10/19/16.
=======> ♦ Zhang Xue Ying (Tornado Girl) is chosen for the remake of Kdrama, School 2015, which starred Kim So Hyun and Yook Sung Jae. She will be portraying twins just like the original. My heart still bleeds for Sung Jae!!
=======> ♦ Deng Chao is the male lead for movie Ride the Winds, Break the Waves (乘风破浪) along with Dong Zi Jian and Li Rong Hao. Rumor has Zhao Li Ying as the female lead.
=======> ♦ The Movie version of the Louis Koo’s A Step Into the Past (寻秦记), is being produced by TVB with the hopes of inviting the original stars to come back. And as you know, a new drama remake is in the making.
=======> ♦ Remake of Japanese drama, Operation Love/Proposal (求婚大作战), starring Tomohisa Yamashita in 2007 now has Zhang Yi Xing (Lay) as the male lead. The female lead is said to be Chen Dou ling (The Left Ear).
=======> ♦ Crystal Zhang Tian Ai is seen on the set of Legend of the Cat Demon with Huang Xuan! Hooray for another project for exposure!
=======> ♦ Booting Ceremony for the sequel to popular animated movie, Monster Hunt, began on 10/19/16, with Boran Jing and Bai Bai He still as leads. Good!
=======> ♦ Zhao Li Ying’s News Corner: With the departure of four cast members from Princess Agents, Li Ying posted a few cute pictures of them. I’m so sad filming is almost over. They have been filming since May.
=======> ♦ Not sure whether I announce this before but The Legend of Chusen will be divided into 3 seasons. Season 1 will end with 60 episodes and also the signal for Bi Yao’s eternal slumber. Season 2 will have 18 episodes, focusing on Li Yi Feng’s transformation as Ghost Tear. Season 3’s script has already finished, filming will start next year. They can’t guarantee the return of all original cast members, but they will try.