According to SM Entertainment, Kim Ki Bum has been cast as the lead in the Chinese drama, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (Tian Long Ba Bu).
Based on a novel written in the 1960s by Jin Yong, the drama revolves around characters based on the Eight Races of non-human entities described in Buddhist cosmology.
Duan Yu runs away from his palace after being forced to learn the practice of martial arts despite his disdain of violence and personal Buddhist principles. However, the experience he gains outside ironically help him become a master of the martial arts.
“I’m honored to be part of such a great production and in such a great role,” said Kim Ki Bum on his new role. “As it is my first Chinese drama, I am quite nervous but I’ve discussed my character much with the director and I will do my best to flawlessly portray Duan Yu’s character as best I can.”
The drama will be directed by famed director Lai Shui Qing (Samson Lai) and also star Hong Kong actor Wallace Chung, Chinese actress Meng Zhang and others. The drama is targeting a premiere sometime in the latter half of 2013.
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Source – enews