China may be mostly miss when it comes to producing quality C-dramas, but it has the budget and scope to tackle a wider range of projects, especially when it comes to fantasy stories that require a lot of post-production. Case in point the upcoming special effects laden C-drama Ice Fantasy (Chinese title translates as Fantasy Kingdom), with a big name cast and adapted from the same name novel by popular C-writer Guo Jingming who is best known for writing and directing the Tiny Times series of novels and movies.
Starring Feng Shao Feng, Victoria Song of f(x), Ma Tian Yu, and Hu Bing, the story is based on one of Guo Jingming’s earliest novels, he published it back in 2003 when he was just 20 years old. It’s the story of a fantasy land where the ice and fire kingdoms are locked in eternal rivalry, and the male lead of the prince of the ice kingdom. This is certainly a big project that lured Feng Shao Feng back to the small screen three years after he did King of Lan Ling, but I’m way underwhelmed with the choice of Victoria with her limited acting range as the female lead. Oh wells, at least the fire and ice character concept posters are super cool to look at. Continue reading