Esteemed producer/ director Tsui Hark (徐克) is reportedly adapting Jin Yong’s (金庸) Return of the Condor Heroes <神雕俠侶> into a new film triology. Johnny Huang Jingyu (黃景瑜) and Zhou Ye (周也) are supposedly in talks to lead the new film as Yang Guo and Little Dragon Girl.
As Return of the Condor Heroes is known for its intricate characters, other rumored cast adding to the wuxia universe include: Zhou Xun (周迅) as Huang Rong; Chen Kun (陳坤) as Guo Jing; Zhang Yuqi (張雨綺) as Li Mochou; Shi Yanneng (釋彥能) as Jinlun Guoshi, Liu Haocun (劉浩存) as Guo Xiang; Zhang Hanyu (張涵予) as Huang Yaoshi; and Tony Leung (梁家輝) as Duan Zhixing.
A project apparently shelved for many years due to various reasons, it appears Tsui Hark is determined to finally execute the ideas he has reserved for so long. Despite the reputable filmmaker , many netizens are not keen on the pairing of Jingyu and Zhou Ye, as they do not appear to be visually compatible.
A netizen even harshly remarked, “Can you wait until our generation dies out before you remake it?” The strong resistance show that viewers already had enough of the countless adaptations, and are hoping for fresh ideas and new content instead.
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.