First Official Stills for Duke of Mount Deer 2014

I wrote about this new version a few days ago. And true to the workaholic nature of Chinese productions, they just release the first batch of photos to quench your curiosity. Hopefully, you have some for this version because it may be interesting with Han Dong as Wei Xiao Bao. It’s not gonna change despite our wishes for a role switch. So hope for the best – the ladies are pretty!

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Han Dong to play titular role in The Duke of Mount Deer 2014

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Finally, a photo with his head full of hair.

Hmmm. Someone tell me, there are many, many other novels in China right? Then why does it feel like every few months, one of Jin Yong’s works is made into a television drama? Here’s another odd casting choice for the upcoming adaptation of his novel, The Deer and the Cauldron, also known as The Duke of Mount Deer. I believe this will be Han Dong’s first leading role in a series, as he has played countless smaller roles in the past two years. I say odd because Wei Xiao Bao in my head is someone of average built and depends entirely on his cunning wits, charms, and a cauldron full of luck to get away in the most perilous situations at the frickin‘ right time. Maybe I should be hopeful since he was entertaining in The Swordsman as the perverted bandit. A lot of convincing needs to be done though. To this day, I think Tony Leung still holds the torch as he outdid everyone as the colorful Wei Xiao Bao. Dicky Cheung comes second but he did have the most beautiful wives – no competition there (I remember having a hard time focusing on one girl when all 7 women were shown in one frame.) Lucky brat!

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11-minute trailer for “Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 2013”

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Wallace Chung as Xiao Feng, Jia Qing as A Zhu / A Zi

Yes! Finally more news about this newest adaptation of Jin Yong’s novel. Produced by Chen Pin Xiang and directed by Lai Shui Ching (the two have worked together before in The Magic Blade), the trailer has me on the hopeful side. There’s real snow and the CGI doesn’t look half-baked.

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First Trailer for ‘Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils’ 2013


Not bad. Not bad at all. Yesh, I have made friends with this version, nothing is gonna change anyway! And since I love Wallace Chung. What’s a girl gotta do here? 😀

I’m amazed at the speed of filming in China. This one started filming not so long ago and they already released a trailer! Do people NOT sleep over there?

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First stills for ‘Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils’ 2013

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Let me get this off my chest: Why, WHY is there another REMAKE of this series? Including this version, we have 5 adaptations of the same (and very popular) wuxia novel by Jin Yong. I’m sure there are many wuxia novels waiting on the shelves to be filmed, producers. You just need to research and read the dang novel!

A brief look at the photos…and I’m worried.

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