Heavenly Sword Dragon Slaying Saber 新版倚天屠龙记 which is the third and last part to the Condor Heroes trilogy has begun filming and has revealed its cast led by Joseph Zeng Shun Xi (Fighter of the Destiny) and Yukee Chen (Heavy Sweetness Ash-like Frost). Li Dong Xue plays the main character’s father while Hong Kong actress Kathy Chow takes on the role of Miejue Shitai, a character that I’ve grown to loathe in every single iteration of the story. It’s worth noting that Kathy Chow’s popularity rose to greater heights after playing Zhou Zhiruo in the 1994 adaptation of Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber, which makes her casting that much more meaningful.
Adaptations based on Jin Yong novels tend to be endlessly recycled that one could argue that there’s one too many at this point though I’m honestly liking both leads who have proven charming as supporting characters in other dramas despite being relatively new. Besides, they seem to have enough appeal to make a convincing Zhang Wuji and Zhao Min. I’m sold, please make my favorite drama come alive and make it good. The next question is, who’s playing Zhou Zhiruo?