Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018 Trailer: Ding Guan Sen, Xue Hao Jing, Chen Xun, Ding Yu Xi

Oh! Color me impressed with the first trailer! All seriousness! I think a lot of us were underwhelmed last time by the poor styling and fan-taken pictures. The new posters look much better and in motion, this looks like a very decent production. It’s led by a group of rookie actors so let’s show them some support and kick back on the not-so-pleasant comments. 😀

Posters:

Our male lead, Ding Guan Sen, a rookie actor you might remember in Yesterday Once More and recently The Devotion of Suspect X.

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Ding Yu Xi as Dong Fang Bu Bai.

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Chen Xun as Lin Ping Zhi.

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First Trailer:

Synopsis from Wiki: The plot’s initial development revolves around a coveted martial arts manual known as the “Bixie Swordplay Manual”. The manual is an heirloom of the Lin family, who run the Fuwei Escort Agency, a private security service, in Fuzhou. Yu Canghai, the leader of the Qingcheng Sect, leads his followers to massacre the Lins and attempts to seize the manual for himself, but does not find it. Lin Pingzhi, the sole survivor from the Lin family, is saved by Yue Buqun, the head of the Mount Hua Sect, which is a member of the Five Mountains Sword Sects Alliance. Yue Buqun accepts Lin Pingzhi as an apprentice and trains him in swordplay.

The novel’s protagonist is Yue Buqun’s most senior apprentice, Linghu Chong, an orphaned, happy-go-lucky but honourable swordsman who has a penchant for alcoholic drinks. He befriends the notorious bandit Tian Boguang and saves Yilin, a nun from the (North) Mount Heng Sect, from Tian’s lecherous advances. In the meantime, Liu Zhengfeng of the (South) Mount Heng Sect announces his decision to leave the jianghu (martial artists’ community) and invites his fellow martial artists to witness his retirement ceremony. The event turns into a bloodbath when Zuo Lengshan, the chief of the Mount Song Sect, and other orthodox sects accuse Liu Zhengfeng of being unfaithful to their code by befriending Qu Yang, an elder of the “evil” Sun Moon Holy Cult. Liu and Qu are cornered by Zuo and his men and eventually commit suicide. Before dying, Liu and Qu give Linghu Chong the score of Xiaoao Jianghu, a musical piece they composed together.

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  1. 12 thoughts on “Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018 Trailer: Ding Guan Sen, Xue Hao Jing, Chen Xun, Ding Yu Xi

    I’m just happy that they’re using a darker palette. The trailer is alright but the poster sucks.

  2. 12 thoughts on “Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018 Trailer: Ding Guan Sen, Xue Hao Jing, Chen Xun, Ding Yu Xi

    Personally I’m actually looking forward to this. I almost prefer rookies (like, almost complete rookies) cuz then I have nothing to judge them on. Also this looks like a decent production so, mildly high hopes. Maybe I’ll finally find a Xiao Ao Jiang Hu I REALLY like (I liked the 2003 (?) one but it hasn’t been re-whatevered so the online version is still too pixelated for me…).

    • 12 thoughts on “Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018 Trailer: Ding Guan Sen, Xue Hao Jing, Chen Xun, Ding Yu Xi

      I have to agree with you on that part as well with the cast being rookies.

    • 12 thoughts on “Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018 Trailer: Ding Guan Sen, Xue Hao Jing, Chen Xun, Ding Yu Xi

      This indeed looks appropriate for the source material. I haven’t read much about this adaptation but if they follow the original storyclosely, which appears so from the trailer, I hope this new kid is good. I’ve seen two adaptations and both times I’ve had difficulties liking LHC.

      • 12 thoughts on “Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018 Trailer: Ding Guan Sen, Xue Hao Jing, Chen Xun, Ding Yu Xi

        lol so basically with the Jin Yong adapations, early early 2000s ranged from pretty good to great. the 2009–early 2010’s were the really bad Yumama phase. Now in the late 2010’s (at least based on LoCH 2017’s performance and this trailer) is the return of the very-close-to-source-material adaptations.

  3. 12 thoughts on “Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018 Trailer: Ding Guan Sen, Xue Hao Jing, Chen Xun, Ding Yu Xi

    Have they confirmed an official English title yet? I’ve seen Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018 and Swordsman 2018 going around. I’ve been switching between them myself.

    Either way, this looks awesome. Already looking better than that bloodbath Yu Zheng’s version. 😀

  4. 12 thoughts on “Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018 Trailer: Ding Guan Sen, Xue Hao Jing, Chen Xun, Ding Yu Xi

    Looks good for this version. I think I’ll watch this version. In my opinion LHC character so hard to be potray. LHC can be funny but not annoying and LHC has charismatic vibe too and that part absolutely hard to carry for actors. From the all versions I watched, I think Jackie Liu still the best for carrying LHC characters. I can feel LHC charisma also his funny and laid back characters from Jackie’s LHC.
    For Ren Ying Ying I loves Anita Yuen version.

    When this drama will airing?

  5. 12 thoughts on “Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018 Trailer: Ding Guan Sen, Xue Hao Jing, Chen Xun, Ding Yu Xi

    They can save all the money on actors on the a good production…still hopefully these rookies are decent.

  6. 12 thoughts on “Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018 Trailer: Ding Guan Sen, Xue Hao Jing, Chen Xun, Ding Yu Xi

    This trailer looks really promising. The last adaptation was a huge disappointment for me, as the 2001 version was one of my first Chinese dramas and is still one of my favourites.
    Thank you so much for this article and the trailer..now there is something new to look forward to. 🙂

  7. 12 thoughts on “Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018 Trailer: Ding Guan Sen, Xue Hao Jing, Chen Xun, Ding Yu Xi

    Seems like a non-cheesy slow motion fighting drama, trailer looks pretty epic. It looks very non-romantic, so if the main guy doesn’t seem to be too handsome, who cares it’s mainly a fighting drama 😀 At least the rookies are going to have better fighting skills

  8. 12 thoughts on “Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018 Trailer: Ding Guan Sen, Xue Hao Jing, Chen Xun, Ding Yu Xi

    Looks pretty good although the trailer is not nearly as eye catching as YZ’s version…

  9. 12 thoughts on “Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018 Trailer: Ding Guan Sen, Xue Hao Jing, Chen Xun, Ding Yu Xi

    Loks good (darker colour is sooo much better than bright fluro colours in wuxia). Is it too early to say that the casting seems better than the previous adaptation by Yu Zheng?

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