No need to speculate any longer when it comes to Zhao Lusi’s leading man in the live-action adaptation of Qie Shi Tian Xia 且试天下. It appears the rumour mill was bang on the money after all when they called Yang Yang’s return to wuxia. In fact, he was already spotted filming even before the announcement.
Adapted from the novel of the same name written by Qing Ling Yue, the story chronicles the wanderings of Zhao Lusi’s Bai Fengxi and his Hei Fengxi as they travel the pugilist world far and wide in search of adventures together. Contrary to the usual tropes of falling in love at first sight, Bai Fengxi and Hei Fengxi’s story spans an entire decade before either of them even realises they’re meant for each other. I guess a decade doesn’t sound like much in the wuxia universe you know?
Prior to Qie Shi Tian Xia, Yang Yang just wrapped up filming his modern romance You are My Glory, his first ever collaboration with Dilraba Dilmurat. Coincidentally, Dilraba also has a new drama with his new leading lady Zhao Lusi entitled The Long Ballad which is currently airing.
Here’s a quick look at the pair in the first posters published by Qie Shi Tian Xia’s production. I’m totally digging the wintry blue, white and grey palette they used to give the scenes a touch of serenity.