TVB to Remake “The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber”?
TVB’s numerous remakes of classic wuxia stories had viewers lambasting the station for being uncreative and tapping on old successes in a bid to revive flagging ratings. Recently, there was word that the station has plans for a remake of the classic wuxia series, The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber <倚天屠龍記>, with a surprising cast lineup.
If true, this will be the fourth Hong Kong novel-to-screen drama adaptation based on the popular novel by Louis Cha (金庸). The 1978 original starred Adam Cheng (鄭少秋) and Liza Wang (汪明荃); the 1986 version starred Tony Leung (梁朝偉) and Kitty Lai (黎美嫻); and the 2001 version starred Lawrence Ng (吳啟華) and Gigi Lai (黎珈而).
Here is a first look at the rumored cast lineup for the yet unconfirmed adaptation, which surprisingly includes Voice Entertainment singers: actor-singer Alvin Ng (伍富橋), Joey Thye (戴祖儀), and Tsang Lok Tung (曾樂彤) in the lead roles of Zhang Wuji, Zhao Min, and Zhou Zhiruo (周芷若) respectively. All three artistes are 26 years old.
As for the supporting cast, Pakho Chau (周柏豪) and Shiga Lin (連詩雅) are set to play Zhang Wuji’s parents, Zhang Cuishan and Yin Susu. Vivian Koo (谷婭溦) as Xiaozhao, Ginny Wu (吳若希) as Yin Li , Angela Hui (許靖韻) as Zhu Jiuzhen, Bella Lam (林泳彤) as Yang Buhui, and Lenna Yeung (formerly known as Griselda Yeung 楊卓娜) as Dai Qisi.
The remake and casting information circulated on the Internet, but have not been confirmed by TVB.
Source: Yahoo HK
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.