Condor Heroes gets a remake and sparks nationwide search for its leads

Return of the Condor Heroes 2018 remake
The most recent adaptations of the Condor Heroes Trilogy include Legend of the Condor Heroes 2017, Romance of the Condor Heroes 2014 and Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber 2009. There's already news about one (possibly more) remakes for Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber which seems fair in that the last one was nine years ago, and yet it looks like we're about to get one more. 

Return of the Condor Heroes 2018 remake
Author Jin Yong personally sold the rights for another Return of the Condor Heroes drama remake. It might seem a little too soon since the last one was only four years ago but the show is meant to reintroduce classic wuxia to the younger generation (born 2000) especially as the main protagonists are also around the same age. Casting calls have begun and the production team has announced a nationwide search for its major characters. 

Return of the Condor Heroes 2018 remake

Return of the Condor Heroes 2018 remake
Apparently, the drama is taking an unconventional route as it has Guo Xiang as a POV character and increased the importance of Zhang Jun Bao (aka wudang master Zhang Sanfeng) with their stories told in conjunction with the romance between Yang Guo and Xiao Long Nu. It will be produced by Tencent Penguin Pictures and Summer Star. 

Return of the Condor Heroes 2018 remake
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18 comments:

  1. I don't mind remakes but they need to put more money into cgi and have very cool hand to hand combat not too much wirefu.

    I'd like to see either zhu lu, tang yan, yang mi, janice man, zheng shuang as little dragon girl to name a few.

    Hu ge should reprise his role as yang guo with ariel as huang rong.

    Yang guo can be played by luhan, Shaw dou, lin gexin, ma tianyu,

    The show needs to be longer if they gonna add guo xiang and zjb story in their.

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    1. Luhan?! Boy can't act to save his life and doesn't have half the charisma to pull off an iconoclastic, iconic role. There's way better actors out there.

      I'm so sceptical of another remake, haven't had a representative YG since Andy Lau & Louis Koo though i loved Chen Xiao's version.

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  2. I thought Guli Nazha will be playing as Xiao Long Nu for this remake or is it still a rumor??

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  3. ate would be nice if we could have some creativity /new material instead of all these remakes of recently -made remakes

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  4. Yet another Condor Heroes remake? Jin Yong must be so rich lol!

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  5. My choices will be:
    YangYang or Ma TianYu as YangGuo (Cheeky and handsome), Nazha or Dilireba as XLN(XLN have to be gorgeous) , LGX or HuGe as GuoJiang, ZLY or Ariel as HR. But my favorite will be always Andy Lau and Felix Wong's versions

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    1. XLN is an ice beauty. Neither of those actresses can pull it off with their mediocre acting. They also look mixed.

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    2. No to your suggestions:

      1) I like YangYang- But, truth be told, he cannot act to save his life.

      2) I like Ma Tian Yu- He can definitely act. However, Yang Guo's character does not seem fitting to him. Ma Tian Yu has such a baby face- Too adorable to find him fitting as Yang Guo- YG should be more "masculine" in my opinion, and MTY is just not "there".

      3) I like Nazha bc she is beautiful. However, she will destroy XLN's character, in the most horrific way ever. Nazha should really just quit the acting business- She cannot act. Period.

      4) Dilraba is also very beautiful, but needs serious work on her acting skills. Cannot feel any emotions w/ her acting skills. I dread watching her.

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    3. I also think that Ma Tian Yu does not fit Yang Guo's character, he has a baby-life face while Yang Guo needs a more charming and manly face with player-like expression. I am currently watching Nirvana in Fire 2 and Liu Hao Ran is doing a good job as a playful, energetic young master. Maybe he would do well as Yang Guo.

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  6. I'm not a big fan of Yang Yang's acting (even though he's one of my favs celebrity-wise), and I don't think he could pull of the Yang Guo...charisma (which I think was portrayed best in the Louis Koo version)... Ma Tian Yu would be an interesting choice, as well as Liu Hao Ran who I'm loving in NiF2 currently. Even LGX might make a good Yang Guo given his acting abilities, as I never thought he'd be able to pull of the outwardly aloof Yuwen Yue from the book after seeing his silly and shy side in variety shows and what not, but he did.

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    1. LGX would be PERFECT as Yang Guo!

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    2. Liu Hao Ran could be a good fit. As for LGX, I would prefer him in LOCH as Guo Jing.

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  7. I think Yang Zi as Xiao Long Nu would be nice. As for Yang Guo, I loved both Louis koo and Huang xiao ming's versions. I can't think of someone who would surpass them.

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  8. I think Yang Zi as Xiao Long Nu would be nice. As for Yang Guo, I loved both Louis koo and Huang xiao ming's versions. I can't think of someone who would surpass them.

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    1. I agree - Yang Zi would be very fitting as XLN

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  9. 真正希望他們會配對杨幂與黃子韜在這部武俠劇中

    huang zi tao from en.m.wikipedia.org黃子韜,

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  10. Anyone binge watch the latest drama 'the negotiator' ? The chemistry of Huang ZiTao (former exo member) and Yang Mi is very palpable. I hope they will be paired as lovers in this romance of condor heroes remake!

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  11. There were some things I liked about the 2014 version, but many things I hated about it. I literally screamed at the screen when they changed the deaths of Northern Beggar and Western Poison. Instead of a death by duel of respected foes, they turned it into a death by vengeful female. WTF.

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