A Chinese Odyssey: Love of Eternity (2017)

A Chinese Odyssey: Love of Eternity
A Chinese Odyssey: Love of Eternity 大话西游之爱你一万年 is a 40-episode Chinese TV series starring Huang Zitao (Les Interpretes 2), Zhao YiYin Zheng (Classic of Mountains and Seas), Liu Tianzuo and Wen Xin. It is based on the 1995 film A Chinese Odyssey made famous by Stephen Chow as the unconventional Monkey King which even earned a third sequel more than twenty years later. 

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 Zitao attempts his first c-drama and whether he will rise to the occasion remains to be seen especially because the role itself is an iconic one previously played by A-listers like Jet Li, Stephen Chow and Aaron Kwok

Nonetheless, his background as a martial artist is practically made for the genre. Huang Zitao plays opposite Zhao Yi who is a newcomer in the entertainment industry. Given how the movie failed to become a blockbuster, I'm hoping that the drama fares better. 

Release Date: August 2017 iQiYi, LeTV, Tencent QQ

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A Chinese Odyssey: Love You A Million Years

Source: Official Weibo

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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