Starring Hong Kong actor Ekin Cheng (L) and Jordan Chan, the
remake of 1983 classic TV drama Huo Yuanjia
in western China's Hukou Waterfall today.
Ekin Cheng will play the patriotic hero Huo Yunajia while Jordan
Chan will play Huo's apprentice, Chen Zhen. Both of the stars will
have their heads shaved for the roles.
The remake of TV series will be based entirely on the real life
of Huo Yuanjia, a legendary Chinese martial arts master who
challenged foreign fighters to help the Chinese people restore
their pride and nationalism while China was being invaded by the
allied forces of the eight powers in 1900.
Another kungfu star Jet Li had already made a movie
entitled Fearless based on Huo Yuanjia story.
(CRI November 9, 2006)