Shall we all time travel back to 3rdC/2ndC BC Middle Kingdom and save the trillions of Yuan?!

FIVE!!!!!  SIX if I'm counting 大秦帝国2/DaQinDiGuo2/The Qin Empire 2. The worst case of copycats offense, EVER.

A roundup (in order of my interest)

1.楚汉传奇 (my guess fr C title it'll focus on the 4 yr Chu-Han Contention 206-202BC )
Draws:  producer GuoXiXi (3 Kingdoms), Lead actors: Chen DaoMing (confirmed), LuYi….
LAVI$H!! producer Guo is touting this will be grander than SanGuo (with MUCH more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$).  It's reported to be the most expensive TV production to date in Cdramaland and it's all still in preproduction prediction.  Guo has been working on this since end of SanGuo Both the main ladies Empress Lu, Consort Yu are still in casting.  Cameras will roll in August, big downer: might have to wait 2, 3 years for it to broadcast.

2. 楚汉争雄 (again on the Chu-Han Contention)
Draws: very soft spot for PD 陈家林, the trustworthy brandname gold standard for C historical, this is his very last project before retirement!  Any YangMi fan should check out her Wang ZhaoJun, she's allowed to be in sth decently scripted and to ACT, for reals. I fangirled Chen DaoMing because of his KangXi Dynasty (sooooo good, along with its brother piece YongZheng Dynasty  and I'm forever grateful they spoiled me of the 'amusement' in watching anything YuZheng can crap on KangXi/YongZheng 😉 )
Also PD Chen said this will focus on the XiangYu, ConsortYu vein.  I'm their shipper, Liu Bang was an STDs carrying cruel, weasel/douchbag.  '站在“失败者”的角度演绎故事,试图找寻真实的刘邦与项羽,以更公正的态度看待两人的对决 -PD Chen.   'We will hinge on the 'losers', in our quest for portraits of Liu Bang and XiangYu closer to the truth, a look at their contention fr a fairer standpoint''  WANT!! But this is still in very early pre-production, another Billion Yuan project, quite possibly will never materialize. :(((

3. 大秦帝国2 (mid 3rd C BC to mid 2nd BC?)
Draws: bookend piece to the awesome Qin Empire. Continue the story of YingSi, arguably the best (the YongZheng of Qin if I may) of Qin rulers, laying the groundwork for Qin's eventual unification of China.

I know netizen is already ranting on how horrible the 50+ min preview looks and without the awesome writer fr Qin Empire, this is never going to be as good.  But even if it's nowhere near, I still have to watch.

The preview:

Yes, the music is crap, the VO is fr the 80s….historical inaccuracies, atrocious editing blablabla.  I concur!  But, this is a C trailer and they r seldom good/ has much to do with the end piece other than the pretty, I can't stop myself fr watching even though I hate the casting of YingSi/main guy.

4. + 5. 王的盛宴 + 鸿门宴  (Feast at Hong Gate: new year's eve 205-206 BC)

Draw:  The real headbutt, I'm much more interested in wrestling the 2 movies together and its BTS shenanigans than each on its own.  Both will be based on the exact same Most Fateful ' Last Supper' in C history.  All the juicy players r rounded up there.  Lets see if any of the production can make a memorable art like Leonardo did for Last Supper, heh.

LuChuan is the WAYYY better writer/producer imo, but his production is plagued by many disconcerting snags..  It also amuses me to no end sizing up every single character and its actor on my scale of OMGvsMEH.  LuChuan's still edging on the gorgeous men front alone: Daniel Wu as XiangYu(OMFG!), LiuYe as Liu Bang(he can do layers, dark and connive better than LeonLai), Chang Chen as Han Xin (CHANG CHEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), Nie Yuan as Xiang Zhuang (sword dance!!!), and Sha Yi (Bigbro Sun) as brother of Consort Yu.  I don't have a care for the ladies in this.

6.  Yu PoS I refuse to name/watch/hear/read/tease/shit on.

8 thoughts on “Shall we all time travel back to 3rdC/2ndC BC Middle Kingdom and save the trillions of Yuan?!

  1. Those movie posters are amazing. All the ones you named except for the Yu Zheng one *shudder* sound quite interesting (if there are subs, I am watching every single one). Maybe it’s because I am not too familiar with the genre but I thought the preview for 大秦帝国2 looked pretty good.

    Liu Bang was an STDs carrying cruel, weasel/douchbag I’ve detested since forever.

    Bwahahahaha that made me LOL. He does sound awfully sketchy. (I believe Xiang Yu buried defeated armies in pits though, so not a teddy bear either).

    1. o Mousie!!!

      That Guoxixi extravaganza has just let out word they’ve signed Chen JianBing, you know I know you know whomever he’s playing we’ll be fangirling. HE must be XiangYu or LiuBang. For me, since the other part with be played obviously by Chen DiaoMing, my equally rabid C ahjusshi crush. I’m DOOMED!!!!!

      AND, to push it a notch up for you, Peter Ho is also signed on the dotted line.

      1. OH MY GOD I WANT I WANT I WANT!!! He is my ultimate ahjusshi crush. I can see him both as Liu Bang (smart and unscrupulous) and XY (scary warrior). I also love that they aren’t casting some unsuitable idol.

        Ahhhhhhhh!!! I am so excited over CJB, I don’t even have room to be excited over Peter Ho and that is saying a lot.

        Now that we are getting that, I don’t even care or feel bitter about Yu Zheng’s murder of history in the Ming Dao horror.

  2. They all need to bath in human blood and feed on babies to survive back then, so I’m weighing them on how they treat their ladies. 😉

    I know XiangYu is romanticized to death but what LiuBang did to Empress Lu, who is in every way his meal ticket to ascension (okaying her to be boiled to death by Xiang Yu and it’s XY that can’t bring himself to it, or so we’re told) I have a tiny soft spot for that ruthless, as cruel lady because of LB.

      1. The martial arts looks so cool and my excitement for the movie arise many folds after watching the trailer. It’s new for me to see WKR making a martial art movie haha! What a nice surprise, YAY!

        Glad you like it dear!

        1. I’m forever a fangirl of WKW, I’ve never not be entranced by his stuff, some I ended up loving, some r too showy and abstract for its own good, but they always always give me a movie experience like no other.

          This will be closer to what he did with Ashes of Time, his first martial arts movie. He’s not close to the best technical action directors, it’s not crisp and presented clear and digestible as to who hit what body part and how, but his visuals never fail to evoke sth more to the eye, sth aesthetically attesting and will lingers, as he did with just water drops fr the brimmed hat. Tony will be all calm and stoic in the midst of the fight, with just that sharp spattering drops fr his hat giving out the force of his fight. In essence pure and true to WingChun, the power is not fr what you can see or feel initially, that deadly blow is inert fr the power within.

          LOVE!!! And hopefully this preprepreview will inch us closer to it being on screen. WKW said 2012, but his notion of time and space is always a 2 way sword, fascinating on screen, oh so annoying in RL.

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