A Chinese Odyssey: Love You A Million Years (2017)



Stephen Chow's portrayal as the Monkey King has turned A Chinese Odyssey into a classic that a third sequel was released more than twenty years after the movie premiered in 1995. 

A Chinese Odyssey: Love You A Million Years 大话西游之爱你一万年 is a Chinese TV series starring Huang Zi Tao, Zhao YiYin Zheng (Classic of Mountains and Seas) and Liu Tian Zuo

Not much information is available regarding the plot though it should be similar to its predecessors, putting a romantic arc to the timeless tale of The Journey of the West. In fact, it is directed by Liu Zhen Wei who directed the film versions as well. 

Former EXO member Huang Zi Tao attempts his first c-drama and whether he will rise to the challenge remains to be seen especially because Monkey King is an iconic role previously played by Jet Li, Stephen Chow, Dicky Cheung and most recently Han Geng. Nevertheless, I am quite excited to see him in wuxia since his background as a martial artist is practically made for the genre. 

He plays opposite Zhao Yi who is a complete newcomer in the entertainment industry. Given how the movie failed to become a blockbuster, maybe the TV series which seems like a huge gamble in and of itself will surprise us all. More info on Tao as the Monkey King (article from cpoplove). 

Rate your favorite Chinese historical drama in 2016

Huang Zi Tao in A Chinese Odyssey

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Yin Zheng in A Chinese Odyssey

A Chinese Odyssey: Love You A Million Years

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A Chinese Odyssey: Love You A Million Years

Huang Zi Tao in A Chinese Odyssey

Huang Zi Tao in A Chinese Odyssey

A Chinese Odyssey: Love You A Million Years

A Chinese Odyssey: Love You A Million Years


5 comments:

  1. I am curious about that.
    I am not an exo hard fan and by the time I learnt about exo existence, he had already left. But given his circonstances, I hope Tao will prove himself a good actor. The project looks like a difficult one, succeeding to many eminent actors is really tricky. Good luck to him, it would be nice if the Chinese audience could come to like him as much as Kris Wu and Luhan.

    I am digressing but I am currently watching the mystic nine and I don't find Zhang Yixing Lay very convincing. But hopefully acting is really something which can be improved with experience so I will let him grow as an actor.

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    1. Yes I am really not sure what to expect from him but I hope he does well and I have to say, I agree with your second comment below:)

      The Mystic Nine is becoming a very slow watch for me not exactly because of Lay but because of the way the story is going in general.. and not enough Zhao Li Ying.

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  2. I forgot to say that I find Tao very appealing in these pictures.

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  3. This is drama or movie? from what I knew Kris also cast in movie Monkey King and his role is monk, now Tao. i'm looking forward :)))

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    1. This is a drama, it'll be out sometime next year (summer?)

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