The internet is buzzing with news of a Journey of Flower 花千骨 movie along with rumors that the coveted role of Hua Qian Gu that was originally popularized by Zhao Li Ying could fall on the shoulders of either Angelababy, Dilraba Dilmurat or Guan Xiaotong.
Chinese news site Sina has reached out to the production team behind the 2015 hit drama which also retains the rights to the movie. According to them, the movie is still in the early planning stages and no casting decisions have been made (hence, the rumored names seem to be just rumors). Producer Tang Li Jun has also said that the regrets from the drama will be addressed through the movie.
Considering how successful the drama was, it’s practically a given that there will be a push for the original cast with Wallace Huo and Zhao Li Ying as the leads. I’m not sure how likely it is, but hopefully, they make it work.
I hope none of those actress take it, I don't think they fit the character or have the range. Also, I don't think the original cast should take it either. They need to find a new cast but they should be careful choosing the cast. These characters are fan favorites that a lot of people like. If we look at history of successful drama adaptations of a book versus the movie, usually the movie gets a lot of hate if it comes after the drama. Also, the story is so long I don't know how they will be able to adapt it to a movie, which is usually the problem for screenwriters.
Agree with you here, I've always imagined HQG as small and cute and petite…the 3 actresses listed above don't quite fit that aesthetic for me. And while the originals are nice, it'd be great to see alternatives for the movie to make it a more separate universe.
Now I'm going to go around fancasting them, ahaha…I hope they keep HQG's robe purple instead of red this time, when she goes 'dark!' >D
I agree – the drama is so long, how can they fit that into a movie. Take for example, Ten Miles of Peach Blossom. The movie failed me miserably since there was so much in the drama, that the movie just felt so rushed. I felt like if I hadn't watched the drama, the movie would've made no sense. I really hope the movie version of Journey of Flower does not disappoint me either. Really looking forward to it though.
Hopefully the movie could be more daring as important scenes of the drama were censored. I still don't get it why a kiss should be censored. Anyway, the drama has many draggy episodes, so, maybe they may be able to summarize it for a two hour screen time. It remains a heart-wrenching story which I don't plan to rewatch, too many sad and tragic moments
I do not watch the movie versions of tv dramas. Hard to compress tv dramas into 2 hours. The monkey king movies are not compressed and tend to be equivalent to about 4 tv episodes.
If the news is correct, then it will be a continuation of the drama version not a movie version of the drama.
Any of the above actresses will not do justice as HQG. ZLY owned that role.
If it is a continuation of the tv drama, the movie will flop for sure without the original cast.
I like movie adaptations. For ppl who never watched the drama, movies are a good way to quickly preview a work before the viewer decides to invest a good many hours into a drama series.
the second season of HQG already flow since they change the cast and also the line story so suck.
Just give us the deleted scenes back and we'll call it even!! I can't watch anything with Angelababy or Dilraba Dilmurat and I don't even know who Guan Xiaotong is.. No need to make a movie version cause that'll most likely become another fail just like Once Upon A Time (Ten Miles Of Peach Blossom). I tried to watch the movie 3 times and i couldn't do it.
I would love to see a all new cast. Rather than the old cast reprise their roles.There are so many new faces (Actors) That would be excellent for the job.Like Jeremy Jones Xu as Bai Zhua.