Oh, I’m liking the visual of this production already. Everyone looks stunning, especially the ladies! Great hairstyles too!
Well! After two months of filming, we finally have some posters to look at. Novoland: Eagle Flag (九州缥缈录) is the next drama set in the vast magical universe “Novoland”. The author, Jiang Nan, along with Jin He Zai (Tribes), is one of the original writers who created the universe and he has been working on the drama script with another person. I’m quite excited about this production since I’m fond of both of the leads, who are very young in dramaland: Liu Hao Ran is 20 this year and Song Zu Er (The Dark Lord) is only 19, same age as one of my bros. Lol. Eagle Flag follows the epic, sweeping story of three youths who found comfort in each other’s company during the vicissitudes of life and power struggles between empires, with Hao Ran playing a weak and sickly prince who is sent away….as a hostage in another land, where he meets a brave and untamed warrior (Chen Ruo Xuan) and a witty princess (Zu Er). Their story of struggle, growth, love, and friendship unleash into a heroic journey of sorts.
The hostage part sounds familiar to our dear Yan Xun? Because this is where Princess Agents novel writer picked up the threads for her main story. Lol.
Of course more remakes! I have watched both but only Lotus Lantern remains in my heart because the story of a boy trying to free his mother will always tug at the right heart strings for me.
The Dark Lord (夜天子) is upcoming drama adaptation of a novel written by Yue Guan starring Joe Xu and Song Zu Er. Joe plays a prison guard, a title/job which is passed down in his family. He has an elder twin brother too but the man is too timid and kind to work as a prison guard, hence little brother who’s sharper and smarter took on the job. He’s asked by a high-ranked official (who’s on death roll) to deliver a will back to his hometown. The official only has one daughter (our heroine, I suppose?) with a mistress and hopes she’s well-off to get married. The job is of utmost importance because he goes as far as cursing our hero if he doesn’t fulfill his dying wishes. Sure enough, our hero meets his daughter who’s kicked out of the main house by the main wife. When she’s caught with our hero alone, main wife has an excuse to label her misconduct in public, hoping to secure the inheritance to herself. Our hero narrowly escapes the inheritance fight and is caught in another ploy, coerced into playing a magistrate for selfish means, which leads to his ascension in the ladder of politics.
Happy Friday drifters!
Wow, looks like we have the next IT girl in Cdramaland. It’s Song Zu Er, romancing everyone left and right, filming non-stop! She’ll be romancing Yang Yang next in upcoming novel-to-drama adaptation of the popular work The King’s Avatar (全职高手) written by Butterfly Blue. The story follows a top game player’s ups and downs in his professional career, only to return to the gaming world once again. She will play Su Mu Cheng is also known as the best Launcher player in Massively multiplayer online role-playing game called Glory. Her path to the top is guided by Ye Xiu (Yang Yang) and she stays by his side, taking care of him. There is romance?
A lot of dramas entering filming stage ~