Nowadays when I open any news sites, I literally gulp at the amount of news coverage. China is humongous, tv and film productions roll in and out all day every day. How to cover them all…. *goes to work*
Kiss Love and Taste (亲·爱的味道), a modern drama about food! Lu Yi plays a famous chef who lost his ability to taste after an accident and Amber Kuo enters his life with the intention of learning about his family traditional recipe. Third wheeler in Aaron Yan comes along hoping to help our MALE lead gain back his sense of taste with his knowledge in psychology. Did I read that wrong? LOL. But aww, bromance! The best line is this, while our chef is a cold person, he can’t help but cracks a smile naturally at the supposed psychologist’s youthful energy. HAHAHA. Yea, I would too, after seeing his sweet, puppy face. Check out the press conference stills and the trailers!
In the new action thriller, Sky on Fire (冲天火), Daniel Wu stars as a security agent tasked with protecting a group of scientists who created a drug that can extend one’s life. Multiple parties want a piece of the drug and whether it’s used for justice or for evil, depends on our agent and his crew. Thrown in the mix of life and death are Zhang Ruo Yun, Zhang Jing Chu, Amber Kuo, Joseph Chang, and Wayne Lai.
Nothing like putting pressure on yourself by naming your drama, Great Expectations (远大前程)! But then how could you not when the majority are veterans in the field? Real-life husband and wife, Chen Si Cheng and Tong Li Ya, star in the highly anticipated republican drama by sending everyone back to the world of glitz and glamor of 1920s Shanghai in a constant battle of power struggles. Beside playing the male lead, Chen Si Cheng also sits proudly in the team of producers and sole scriptwriter chair that he’s been working on for 5 years. His previous script work was Beijing Love Story (北京爱情故事).
Finally a real trailer instead of the constant behind-the-scene works. Don’t get me wrong, I like those too, but I also want to see some real action and concrete work. It’s definitely a very refreshing concept (motion captioning) for China to tackle, and let’s hope it opens doors for more creative storytelling!