On Feb 19, Chen Xiang (Magic Star) and Guo Xiao Ting attended the opening ceremonies in Hengdian for the upcoming remake of A Step into the Past 寻秦记, a 2001 TVB series starring Louis Koo, Xuan Xuan, etc.
Fans may be more familiar with the romance heavy Scarlet Heart and Palace The Lock Heart Jade but A Step into the Past remains to be a classic among all time travel dramas. When asked where he would time travel to if given the choice, Chen Xiang shared that he would choose the Qin Dynasty since he is a fan of Xiang Shao Long and to play the iconic role is a a childhood dream come true.
Just thinking about it brings back fond memories of a wonderful production that was so cleverly executed. It tells the story of a futurustic cop stuck in ancient China who ends up embroiled in an era of warring states, caught in many lovelines and pulled into crazy situations. It is part of my top ten favorite wuxia series and even though I’m not sure if a remake can ever top that, I hope that it can at least be as good.