“Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon” to Open on September 28

The five main leads of new film, Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon <狄仁傑之神都龍王>, made their first appearance together at a news conference in Beijing. Mark Chao (趙又廷), William Feng (馮紹峰), Angelababy (楊穎), Lin Gengxin (林更新), and Kim Bum (金汎) joked around and competed in revealing each other’s behavior in front of the press. The 3D film is currently scheduled to premiere on September 28, 2013.

The cast teased that Angelababy had ADHD, who liked to bully Mark whenever she was bored. She had attracted the attention of many people on set with her beautiful looks, including the film extras, making everyone behave extremely well. William revealed that Angelababy captivated him during their first scene together. William said, “At the time, I had really wanted to ask her, ‘Which brand of perfume are you using?’”

Producer Wong Zhonglei (王中磊) and director Tsui Hark (徐克) laughed and expressed they did not expect everyone to look so handsome. Producer Wong said, “Usually when filming is completed, everyone is already tired and tedious. Today onstage, we can actually see that the actors are very handsome!”

Director Tsui explained how they decided on the cast, “Selecting a new group of cast members requires courage. Three years ago, very few commercial blockbusters would select a cast full of young actors. In the past, Andy Lau (劉德華) portrayed Detective Dee as a perfect man. This time, I decided to split his talent with three people. Mark portrays the young Detective Dee with great judgment and wisdom. William and Lin Gengxin portray a kung fu master and a medical healer respectively.” Furthermore, the film’s theme will be romance, but besides love, it is also focuses on friendship.

Portraying Courtesan Yin Rui Ji, Angelababy is loved by everyone in the film, but ends up with Kim Bum’s Yuan Zhen. Angelababy explained that Kim’s character is literally talented and won her heart with a poem he wrote. Kim elaborated the romantic scene in which he gave her the poem.

Andy Lau’s portrayal of Detective Dee three years ago remains memorable for many fans. Asked if Mark feels pressure in facing comparison, he replied, “This is a new story with a new concept. Andy and I are also portraying different versions of Detective Dee, so I’m not nervous or worried about people comparing us. This is also the prequel and speaks of Detective Dee’s teenage years. My character will be more energetic than Andy’s. I respect Andy a lot, and I’m very lucky to be able to pick up with this role. As long as I tried my best, I’m okay with whatever viewers say.”

“Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon” Teaser Trailer

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Young Detective Dee Carina Lau  Young Detective Dee Angelababy  Young Detective Dee Mark Chao

Young Detective Dee Kim Bum  Young Detective Dee William Feng  Young Detective Dee Lin Gengxin

Source: Sina.com

This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.

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  1. I watched Detective Dee with Andy Lau and thought it was pretty boring. Am I a loner on this thought?

    1. No, same feeling. Something about the movie made it seem very cliche. Maybe because it resembled a Hollywood action movie. Very disappointed actually. 🙁

    2. I was really dissapointed in it too, very boring and the story just wasn’t doing it for me. I also agree with Teena, it felt like he was trying too hard to make it feel like a Hollywood movie and it lost its HK identity.
      I normally like Tsui Hark stuff a lot. The settings were cool to look at but the rest of the movie was meh.

      I am really looking forward to Bosco’s series though and I will deffo watch this one.I’m just not going to expect much out of it, so that I won’t be dissapointed like the first one.

  2. What did you guys think of Andy Lau’s Detective Dee. I personally did not care about it. I felt that the characters were one dimensional, like Li Bing Bing’s character always had this intense pouting face that annoyed me. The same face she made when she starred with Dicky Cheung in Taiji Prodigy. It felt like a step back in her acting because I liked her in The Forbidden Kingdom.
    The best Detective Dee remake has to be Shen Tan Di Ren Jie. They made 4 series already because it was so popular.
    There are no handsome idol actors in this series but yet it was still popular, since the actors were great and the plot was never boring (although long). Did anyone watch this? I thought the sudden reemergence of Detective Dee was due to this series, since no one cared for Detective Dee before.

    1. I have been wanting to watch it for a long time, but keep putting it off lol. I hope by the time I am ready , it’s still available to buy.
      I don’t care if there are idols in it as long as the story is good. I love good ancient mysteries!

  3. i have no hope for chinese cinematic! movies nowadays look like ****! all these CGI looks like silly and very ridiculous. what happened to the glory old time when they actually tried to use real effects and props to make it look realistic. using digital is fine but if it looks like obviously some cheap game, plz don’t even film it. also the fact that all these ancient movies with people dress up like they coming out of Lord of the Rings is senseless. i can’t believe any of you guys watch it. I stop watching this kind of chinese movies since that Curse of the golden flower came out. Chinese needs to go back to the root and film something that look realistic and not all these fantasy smacko dressing up like some futuristic sent back in time! If you don’t agree with me then your taste in movies just as bad. truth be told!

  4. i’m sorry but there a mod to bypass if you want to post a comment? This website is going down the drain. No more free speech. I’m leaving for good!

    1. darren,
      Comments with sensitive words are put under moderation pending approval. This has always been the case since our new layout relaunch.

      1. i didn’t know that. Sorry for the outburst and thank you for the clarification

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