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Storm Riders II 2009

By spcnet.tv on March 30th, 2008 | Hong Kong Movies

Storm Riders II

Ma Wing Shing’s popular Hong Kong manga “Fung Wan” (Wind and Cloud) was first translated to the big screen in 1998′s “The Storm Riders” movie which starred Ekin Cheng and Aaron Kwok in the lead roles of Wind and Cloud. The Pang Brothers are now slated to produce a budgeted $12 million 2009 sequel which will bring back Ekin and Aaron for the roles. Casting also includes Nicholas Tse to play Juet Sum, Simon Yam as Juet Mo Sun, Charlene Choi as Second Dream, and newcomer Tiffany T. as Chor Chor. “Storm Riders II” will be the first Asian movie to be shot almost entirely on blue screen so we can expect game-like sequences and backdrops like “300″.

From looking at the character list, it looks like we can expect the sequel to take place directly after the defeat of Fung Wan’s master Hong Ba (Conqueror) and the invasion of Japanese warriors like Juet Mo Sun and son Juet Sum. The only gripe I have is why Charlene Choi as Second Dream? I hope she won’t turn the character into a silly teenage girl. This portion of the manga has some of the most entertaining fight scenes as Wind will become evil and battle Cloud at the very end.

Character Artwork:

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Find out more about the Storm Riders comics.

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Korean remake of Meteor Garden

By spcnet.tv on March 9th, 2008 | Korean Dramas, Korean Entertainment

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“Meteor Garden” was the 2001 Taiwanese TV adaptation of the Japanese manga/anime “Hana Yori Dango” that shot boy band F4 (Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Vanness Wu, Ken Zhu) into stardom. It was so popular that it spawned a sequel which deviated much from the original source – and also pretty much a flop. Japan then made its own hit version using the proper title “Hana Yori Dango” in 2005 that starred Matsumoto Jun and Inoue Mao who played Domyouji Tsukasa and Makino Tsukushi respectively with great success. South Korea is now also planning to remake this into an 24-episode drama set for release some time next year. Casting is not yet confirmed.

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Adam Cheng Speaks at Lydia Shum’s Memorial Service

By spcnet.tv on March 6th, 2008 | Hong Kong Entertainment

Ever since Hong Kong entertainer Lydia Shum (Fei Fei) passed away, much blame and scrutiny was placed on the actions of her former husband Adam Cheng for supposedly neglecting his ex-wife and daughter Joyce Cheng. Adam was especially criticized for his lack of presence during Lydia’s funeral in Vancouver. During the memorial service, Adam refuted these injustices amidst heckling from some of the audience. Joyce commented that many news arose from misunderstandings and that the focus of the event was to remember her mother, not the gossip.

In the end, as outsiders, how can we know what truly happens in another one’s family?

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