Anticipated c-drama: Red Sorghum starring Zhou Xun
I’ve been waiting for news of Zhou Xun’s upcoming c-drama, Red Sorghum for a long time now so guess how surprised I was when the 12-minute trailer was suddenly released!!! Woot woot! The drama is a remake of the 1987 Chinese movie, Red Sorghum which was directed by Zhang Yi Mou (you may recognize this name from the recent movie The Flowers of War). The film was based off of the novel Red Sorghum Clan which was written by Mo Yan. Actually I have not seen the movie nor have I read the original novel so I cannot compare this new remake with the originals, but it seems that the drama remake will be more based off of the movie plotline?
As far as I know very few stills/pictures have been released for Red Sorghum but wow I already like the poster above a lot. O__O Zhou Xun is a wonderful actress and WOW in the trailer she totally nails it!!!!!!!!!!!! She plays the role of the heroine (duh) who lives in a rural village and is forced into an arranged marriage. Later on she is in charge of the family’s wine distillery and also has a complicated relationship with another man who saved her life. The trailer is super intense, and is also very gritty and I was basically left speechless at the ending. Yes, it does tell a lot of the basic story but omg how can so much happen in 12 minutes and omg when that sad melody kicks in, AHHHH. It’s hard to describe but after watching it at first I felt kinda depressed but then later on I was all ‘OMG I JUST WATCHED SOMETHING REALLY GOOD’.
Anyways aside from the casting of Zhou Xun, why else am I so excited about this c-drama? Well guess what, the producer is Zhang Xiaolong, the same producer for The Legend of Zhen Huan which just so happens to be my favorite c-drama!! 😀 So of course I have high expectations for it, hehe! I think it will also be interesting since it is about women in rural villages in the 1900’s.
**WARNING: If you don’t want the ending spoiler you should probably stop watching at around 7:50. The trailer also has some mature content.