Yu Zheng 于正 seems determined to recreate the best of Jin Yong 金庸 one adaptation at a time. It's ironic that the general sentiment is one of mindful apprehension than fervent anticipation for fear that the wayward producer director will ruin another great classic.
Legend of the Condor Heroes has yet to air but Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber 倚天屠龙记 is already in the works and it includes Zhang Zhe Han (Demon Girl), Jia Qing, Yuan Shan Shan (Swordsman), Zhao Han Ying Zi, Li Xin Ai (Princess Weiyoung), Christopher Lee and Fu Xin Bo (Sword of Legends 2).
It hardly comes as a surprise that Yu Zheng would look to his resident favorites Zhang Zhe Han and Yuan Shan Shan to take up the mantle as the iconic characters though I'm only liking Zhang Zhe Han and not Yuan Shan Shan who has yet to change people's minds after raising a furor as the leading lady in Swordsman. And Fu Xin Bo as Yang Xiao seems odd to say the least unless he is playing the young version? Nevertheless, it is my favorite wuxia and as long as they stick to the novel, then it's bound to be awesome. I hope.
During the Mongolian Yuan Dynasty, it is said that whoever obtains the Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber can rule the world. Zhang Wu Ji is a man orphaned at a young age due to the people's insatiable greed for power. As a descendant of Wu Tang and the Ming Sect, he experiences a colorful life and has not one but a number of romantic encounters though he remains a righteous man who strives to live by his principles.
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