Zhang Yimou to film Three Kingdoms? with such a notable cast?

Image from the 2006 movie Curse of the Golden Flower by Zhang Yimou


I can only end sentences with question marks but wouldn’t it be nice if this were actually true? Zhang Yimou’s next project after The Great Wall is said to be an epic film surrounding the three kingdoms era, a tumultuous time in history that paved the way for extraordinary events.  
Although the famed director’s recent works haven’t been living up to his previous masterpieces, he is still very much revered and his next project continues to be a much-hyped production. 

Nothing has been confirmed though Zhang Yimou has shared that he does have an upcoming movie expected to begin around March or April. The rumored cast includes Gong Li, Deng Chao, Zhang Hanyu (Tien Xia Chang An), Yang Yang (Just One Smile is Very Alluring) and Zhou Dongyu (Sparrow). 

Update March 11, 2017: Deng Chao posted on weibo, “Hi everyone, I am Zhang Yimou,” along with something that looks like the first page of a script. Whatever it means, it’s probably safe to assume that he is going to be in the movie. I also keep hearing whispers of Guan Xiao Tong (Novoland) being attached to the project too.

Three Kingdoms Deng Chao


  1. Virginia

    February 19, 2017 1:55 AM
  2. Anne J

    February 19, 2017 2:15 AM

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