I guess it’s confirmed now that C-actor Yang Yang is the current It Boy of the industry. Last year it was Li Yi Feng thanks to the hit fantasy wuxia drama Legend of the Ancient Sword, and probably more than coincidence that Yang Yang is this year’s big popularity surge since the two guys did the summer drama adaptation of popular C-novel The Lost Tomb (Grave Robber’s Journal) together. It’s now time for Yang Yang to don the period costume as he’s just landed the high profile and much coveted male lead role opposite Crystal Liu in the C-movie adaptation of fantasy novel Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms.
The novel is an epic romance between godly deities, with multiple lifetimes and even reincarnation thrown in. The novel didn’t rope me in so I bailed after a few chapters, but leads Ye Hua and Bai Qian and their multiple lifetime love story is quite popular among Chinese period romance readers. Fans have been waiting for this story to hit the screens and now they are going to get not just one, but two adaptations coming next year in 2016. There will also be a C-drama version of Three Lives starring Yang Mi and Mark Chao. Hoo boy, let the comparisons and competition begin! On visuals alone the edge goes to effortless period beauty Crystal and male model looks Yang Yang, who resembles the C-version of Song Jae Rim actually.