Looks like the drama adaptation of Fei Wo Si Cun‘s novel Eastern Palace (东宫), has officially begun filming with an English name of Goodbye My Princess. Just like any other novels, it will get multiple versions: a movie, one drama, and a possible webdrama. The movie version has Zhao Li Ying and Yang Yang’s names attached as rumors for years but yet nothing is made of it. While the drama adaptation did have Fan Bing Bing as the rumored female lead for a little while. No confirmation was made until the drama weibo posted on August 6th that a big move would be taking place soon and in the comment section, fans dropped names, most popular are Hu Ge and Liu Shi Shi. Lol.
But today the booting ceremony takes place with the confirmed leads… guess who?
War drama, Liang Jian 3 (亮剑3) or Drawing Sword 3, is made to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army, following its prequels Drawing Sword 1 and 2, released in 2005 and 2006 respectively. The new story will feature the patriotism and loyalty of the young generation beginning in 1938 about the Eighth Route Army, while still maintaining the values and meaning the originals evoked. At its center focus, Liang Jian 3 has three heroes for you to root for: Zhang Yun Long (Special Beautiful Man), Vengo Gao (Eternal Love), and Shawn Wei (Deer of Cauldron 2014).
The Chinese remake of Jdrama Shinya Shokudo, which was also based on a Japanese manga series by Yarō Abe has finally let us peek inside its characters and their moving stories. It’s rare to have a modern Cdrama trailer that is this quiet and yet still effective in stirring one’s emotions. The adaptation boasts a solid casting, inviting big names from both Mainland China and Taiwan. For the full list, please visit its previous post here.
Midnight Diner (深夜食堂) is the Chinese remake of Jdrama Shinya Shokudo, which was also based on a Japanese manga series by Yarō Abe. The story follows a mysterious chef and his late night diner open from midnight to dawn, featuring ordinary stories from his patrons every night as they chatter and eat the one requested dish. Various stars from both China and Taiwan will be making an appearance including Mark Zhao, He Jiong, Janine Chang, Hu Bing Qing, etc.
Beside anchoring an air date, Beautiful Secret also releases two songs sang by its OTP. The story follows a gifted singer (Victoria Song) who becomes an overnight sensation. Peter Ho takes the role of a producer, in charge of molding her into the next super star. The heroine is the real daughter of a famous singer but the said singer gave her up twenty years ago, believing that would heal her sick daughter and alleviate the burden of hospital bills. Unfortunately, the girl ran a high fever and lost a section of her childhood memories. She’s then raised by a poor family. I don’t know how to make that anymore original. Dramas always saddle the heroine with a poor family. Can’t she be rich and the guy be dirt poor? Lol.
Braveness of the Ming is the drama adaptation of the novel Silk Night written by Yue Guan. With the time-traveling element removed thanks to you-know-who, the story now follows Xia Xun (Zhang Han), a regular citizen as he transforms from a fish monger to a royal guard and assists Zhu Di in ascending the throne and becoming the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty.