TR’s ladyboss just confirmed the rumor circling around. (it’s suspected HuGe to be in some ‘Qing Wuxia thingie’ for days) He posted this of himself for a role in ‘sth period’ back at the White Bldg complex of TR:
They’ll be making a Duke of Mt Deer remake. MY gut is telling me HuGe will be WXB. What a tragic miscasting!!! HuGe can be an emo prince in a perpetual angst (*hinthintwinkwink* LB, he’ll make a GOOD KangXi), a Chinese Jesus with the bestest hair on a Asian hottie in human history, but not a little schemy ratbastardy ruffian WXB. Yes I want YH as WXB and really there’s no better casting and he needs no flexing of his acting muscle being quite a pretty WXB in RL. Hu Ge will need to convince me of his MAJOR game in NOT winsome and a hateful scoundrel all ladies will helplessly fall for. Bottom line, I’m very unsure if HG can play this extremely complex layered character as HXM made a major fail in his attempt. And yes, if it’s a TR, and the epic bromance of KangXi/WXB, I need a HuGe as KangXi and a YuanHong as WXB, but there’s NO FREAKEN WAY TR will do any production with YH as the lead and HG as his sidekick. LB, you really have no smarts in what you r doing. *sigh* Still, there’s some win to this.
I don’t really hate TR’s stuff, on the contrary I liked most of them. The Chinese Paladins did not bug me, actually. It has heart and it’s done with visible care unlike many more talk of the town viral hit these days, so I gave them a thumbs up for effort. In hindsight, the CG were decent in cdramaland and it must’ve been done with a lot of dedicated hard work. And….TR has a magnificant costume designer, she’s behind the original Chinese Ghost Story movie with Leslie and Joey and I was absolutely enthralled by the costumes the most in that movie, and it’s hard to upstage my deepest fangirl love for Leslie!! It’s ahead of its time, trend setting of the period costume and sparked copycats in all the subsequent wuxia/period movies in the 90s HK cinema. I even loved the clothing in Clothing the World, drama, NOT so much. And I’m already prematurely loving every piece of intricate, tasteful embroidery in BuBu.
I suspect this will be so loosely based on the novel, being another movie adaptation of a PC game based on the novel, I’ll be surprised except for very major plot. This piques my interest in this several folds. I’ve played a bit of Chinese Paladin (the plot as THIN as the drama) and I was an avid gamer of loads of PC game based on everything period when I was in my tween years, Romance of the Three Kingdom anything was my drug. I remembered an Indiana Jones one that totally made my summer. I’ve played a very cute and crude Gen1 DOS game based on DoMD. The graphics r 2D, and the characters looked like Lego ppl but the plot is intact and I’ll go around as WXB looking for all the little treasures and experience all his adventures with a bit of fighting baddies along the way. VERY cute.
I quite like this handle TR is taking on. It’s really a niche they’ve craved out themselves and they r really the best in the industry in this wuxia/PC game adaptation genre. TBH I’m very curious what they will do to ‘reinterpret’ the classic, gut is telling me there’ll be a lot more fighting which I kinda not care, and it’ll make fun of the more ohnoes bits (there’s a chunk on his NC17 escapade in Russia that is vaulted in ‘what happens in Russia/Qing’s Vegas, stays in Russia/Qing’s Vegas’ and no one has guts to adapt to screen) but I saw it addressed in the PC game’s teaser….hmmmm.
We have WXB happily married to his seven pretty wives and doing what he’s born to do…roadshow stand-up spindoctor comedian , earning his keep retelling his adventures, his fighting off the big bad wolf of Han Chinese in early Qing, General Wu Sangui/吳三桂 to a captivated audience.
There’s an article or 3 clearly penned by TR: http://news.17173.com/content/2011-05-05/20110505175543462,1.shtml The most moronic part is this is tweeted by LB herself, gosh, even HuGe fangirls r saying this is the most ‘brainless’/腦殘 article to date.
I fcan’t stop loling at ’em sticking this random collage of hotties there as contenders of roles….. HAHAHA !!!!! AS IF, LB!!!
*I’m not a HuGe Anti*
Kiddo, what the HELL are you (and the ladies for that matter) wearing at the ShangriLa presscon?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!? MY eyes!