“The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber” Remake Drop First Stills
Netizens were skeptical when the new The Heaven and Dragon Saber <倚天屠龙记> remake was first announced, but it appears now that they have retracted their previous statements.
The wuxia drama, which will be the eighth official remake of the Jin Yong (金庸) novel of the same name, stars Joseph Zeng (曾舜晞) as Zhang Wuji, Yukee Chen (陈钰琪) as Zhao Min, and Zhu Xudan (祝绪丹) as Zhou Zhiruo. The three young stars weren’t exactly known for their acting abilities, and they lacked the star power to carry a regular Jin Yong remake. However, when the first stills of the show dropped Monday, netizens were pleasantly surprised at the outcome.
Fans of the wuxia story, which is the third and last part of Jin Yong’s Condor Trilogy <射雕三部曲>, were surprised to see that the actors looked their part. Optimistic netizens pointed out that the last Jin Yong remake, 2017’s The Legend of the Condor Heroes <射雕英雄传>, also did not receive support when its cast was first announced, but the show ended up becoming one of China’s most critically-acclaimed shows of the year. Fans are hopeful that the new Heaven remake would do just as well.
Check out the stills below!
Joseph Zeng as Zhang Wuji
Yukee Chen as Zhao Min
Zhu Xudan as Zhou Zhiruo
Cao Xiyue as Yin Li
Kabby Hui as Xiaozhao
Sun Anke as Yang Buhui
Maggie Chen as Yin Susu
Kathy Chow as Abbess Miejue
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.