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Raymond Lam (林峯) will play Luk Siu Fung in the upcoming mainland Chinese television drama, Lu Xiaofeng and Hua Manlou <陆小凤与花满楼>.
Luk Siu Fung, the main protagonist in the self-titled wuxia novel series, was written by the late Gu Long (古 龍). The series have been adapted numerously into films and television series. Hong Kong’s TVB was the first company to adapt the mystery thriller novel into a television drama in 1976, which starred Damian Lau (劉松仁) as Luk Siu Fung. Alex Man (萬梓良) portrayed the character 10 years later. Jimmy Lin (林志穎) and Eric Suen (孫耀威) portrayed the character in the 2000 and 2001 Taiwanese television adaptations respectively.
Mainland China’s first adaptation of the character was in 2006, in which Chilam (張智霖) starred as Luk Siu Fung in a 20-episode television drama.
Raymond Lam’s Lu Xiaofeng and Hua Manlau will be the fifth television drama adaptation of Luk Siu Fung. Zhang Xiaolong (张晓龙) will be costarring as Luk Siu Fung’s best friend, Fa Moon Lau.
Raymond was reportedly paid 500,000 RMB for the role, a report that Raymond chose not to respond to. Raymond was seen donning Luk Siu Fung’s signature mustache on the set of the camera commencement ceremony.
Netizens noted that while the project appears to be a high-budgeted production, Raymond’s image as Luk Siu Fung is “too simple.” Other fans expressed that they are looking forward to see Luk Siu Fung coming into their television screens again.
Produced by West Coast Media, Lu Xiaofeng and Hua Manlau also stars Lan Xi (斓曦) as Sheung Koon Dan Fung, and Zhang Meng (张檬) as Ah Shun. Kent Cheng (鄭則士) and Leanne Liu (劉雪華) have also reportedly joined the project.