There are many different versions of The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (倚天屠龍記) drama for many years. After directing Kung Fu Cult Master (倚天屠龍記之魔教教主) film in 1993, Wong Jing (王晶) decides to shoot a new version and the male lead is Raymond Lam (林峯). However, many Chinese netizens criticised Raymond looked too old and should play Zhang Wuji’s (張無忌) father.
On 23rd May, Wong Jing begun a live broadcast on Weibo to promote his new movie (孫悟空大戰盤絲洞). When mentioned about the remarks related to Raymond’s role, he explained: “Raymond is not old at all. Zhang Wuji is in his thirties once appearing so he is perfect for the role. Raymond is very alert as well.”
In addition, Janice Man (文詠珊) and Sabrina Qiu (邱意濃) are confirmed to act as Zhao Min (趙敏) and Zhou Zhiruo (周芷若). Wong Jing dismissed about Chinese star Dilraba Dilmurat (迪麗熱巴) playing Xiaozhao (小昭) and promised to announce the details later. The netizens said: “I will say it until you give me $1 billion.” Some even suggested about Chingmy Yau (邱淑貞) acting as Xiaozhao since she played the same role in Kung Fu Cult Master film. Finally, Wong Jing replied: “It is best to use professional actress through.”