Uh Oh. Supposedly leaked photos for the upcoming adaptation of Jin Yong’s The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber are said to be circulating the net. If Hu Yi Tian gets the main role, his stardom is basically secured for the foreseeable future. But then I see Niu Jun Feng (Princess Agents) up for the same role and my heart breaks! I adore the lad and if we go by past adaptations, the main hero isn’t exactly the handsome type. Lol. But a handsome man explains why all the girls fall for the kind-hearted hero too (shallow, I know!)…. Then there’s miss Jian Ren Zi (My Sunshine) who is in the running for the role Zhou Zhi Ruo.
At least it’s a movie and not a 60-episode drama? Chinese film director, producer and screenwriter, Tsui Hark will be remaking the epic romance of Yang Yang and Little Dragon Girl for the big screen tentatively called The Romance of the Condor Heroes. The last time he did a film project related to Jin Yong’s novels is said to be movie trilogy of The Swordsman in the early 90s.
Errrrrr….. A new adaptation is in town! Jin Yong’s novel, The Smiling, Proud Wanderer (Xiao Ao Jiang Hu 笑傲江湖), last adapted in 2013 by Yu Zheng. It’s coming alive but this time, they are going the total-newbie route, with rookie actors Ding Guan Sen and Xue Hao Jing as the main OTP. The only thingy that got netizens eyebrows raised was the humble styling in make-up and clothes. Lol.
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