GAH. I know I laugh about the package deal before but this is getting a bit ridiculous. When you enter a new production, do you want to see the same faces for 4 consecutive times? New Madame White Snake (天乩之白蛇传说) held its booting ceremony this morning and it’s led by Yang Zi (not present), Allen Ren Jia Lun, Mao Zi Jun, and He Du Juan (The Good Fellas, The Gods).
The story is based on Chinese folk legend, Legend of the White Snake, a love story between a snake-turned-lady Bai Su Zhen and scholar Xu Xian. After being fed an immortal pill, little white snake wants to return the favor to the humble scholar and turns herself into a human girl. In her quest, she also befriends a green snake called Xiao Qing. Bai Su Zhen meets the scholar again in human form and falls in love with him. Troubles come their way when the jealous turtle turned into a relentless monk Fa Hai, hellbent on ruining Su Zhen’s happiness, appears. He feeds Su Zhen a concoction, forcing her to reveal her true snake form to her husband, and it shocks him to death. Thus begins White snake’s journey in reviving her husband and constant running from Fa Hai. [More details.] (I have to say I didn’t know Fa Hai is actually a jealous turtle turned monk who didn’t get a piece of the immortal pill.) It actually explains the meaning behind a slow turtle really well. XD
Booting Ceremony 1/15/17:
Our male lead, Allen Ren Jia Lun as Xu Xian.
Mao Zi Jun as Fa Hai. Probably the handsomest Fa Hai. YOU BOO!! Looking so pale.
Short-haired actress is He Du Juan and she plays Green Snake (not Rachel Mao as the rumors suggested.)
Eyebrows drawn to the forehead is actor Fu Fang Jun (Reincarnation of the Superstar). Lol.
These two kitties are Lu Peng and Luo Mi (The Lost Tomb, The Legend of Fragrance).
Directed by Liu Guo Hui (The Lost Tomb, Legend of Chusen) and Yin Tao (Glory of Tang Dynasty), and written by Han Pei Zhen (The Bride with White Hair 2012), New Legend of Madame White Snake plans to have 60 episodes.