The latest adaptation of Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber 新版倚天屠龙记 brings a bout of nostalgia with the new round of stills. Not to oversell this, but I really think that the show is doing all the right things. I’ve only seen Joseph Zeng Shunxi in Fighter of the Destiny, and although he may be quite green as an actor, I can see him as the main protagonist Zhang Wuji. Now that we get a glimpse of everyone in costume, I’m even more convinced that as far as casting goes, there will be no ire-raising miscasts of iconic characters this time around.
This drama is based on a wuxia novel by Jin Yong 金庸 that revolves around martial artists in the pugilistic world as they fight over the Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber. Our young hero gets caught in the line of fire, thus starting a story that interweaves fiction with elements of heroism, romance and history.
Yukee Chen as Zhao Min
Bambi Zhu Xudan as Zhou Zhiruo (After Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, it makes perfect sense that she got this role).
Kathy Chow as Mie Jue Shi Tai (It’s going to be trippy seeing Zhou Zhiruo as Mie Jue).
Zhang Chaoren as Song Qingshu
Lin Yushen as Yang Xiao
Hei Zi as Xie Xun
Li Dongxue as Zhang Cuishan
Cao Xiyue as Yin Li
Kabby Hui as Xiao Zhao
Sun Anke as Yang Buhui
Jin Zhao as Zhu Yanzhang
Ewen Sun Yifan as Wang Baobao
Song Fengyan as Fan Yao
Maggie Chen Xinyu as Yin Susu
Wang Deshun as Zhang Sanfeng
Louis Siu-Wong Fan as Chen Kun
Yang Ming Na as Dai Qi Si
Hopefully they don't try to re-invent the storyline like recent Smiling, Proud Wanderer series. That series was a messed.
Perhaps it's just me, but I love all the girls here, with the exception of Zhao Min :p. Perhaps I just need to see her in girl's attire. Plus, HSDS is my least favourite trilogy, while I originally rooted ZWJ with other girls (like, Zhiruo or Xiao Zhao, so ..yeah. Still, my fave Zhao Min are Kitty Lai and Ady An, and I expect this version to carry her own charm ( that I havent seen).
On the other hand, unexpectedly, I really like ZWJ here. The styling is great, and based on appearence only, I like him, as much as I like Tony's version.
And, seriously, the girls are gorgeous, including the older characters . I especially love Meijue, Daiqisi, Xiao Zhao, Yinli and yellow-dressed lady ( I saw her in other websites).
Well, we'll see. I wasnt interested in this adaptation at first, but now I'm expecting it.
I'm surprised it took them this long to do another remake. It is almost 10 years. All th cast looks great and I am looking forward to see what they do with this adaptation. I have enjoyed the 2 female lead's acting so far and maybe Bambi is slightly more well known due to the success of Ten miles. I think they will both do well.
i loooved the 2002 version with Alec Su!
At first I was very skeptical about Yukee Chen (Chen Yuqi) as Zhao Min…but i'm currently watching Heavy Sweetness Ash Like Frost and her role in there is also a strong female warrior…and kinda took a liking to her. I can actually look forward to her as Zhao Min. The guy for Wuqi though…I don't know…