Date: Sep. 14, 2011
Korean-Chinese-Japanese movie < Tong Que Tai (銅雀臺)>, which Yoon Eun Hye will play the tragic heroin, will begin filming in Beijing next month.
Takungpao.com (京華時報) reported on the 13th that “Tong Que Tai” will tell a story about a beautiful woman who was buried alive with Cao Cao (曹操) of the “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”. It reported that the movie will crank-in with glamorous casting of actors including Yoon Eun Hye, Chow Yun Fat (周潤發), Alec Su (蘇有朋), Japan’s Tamaki Hiroshi (玉木宏), and etc..
Zhao Lin Shan (趙林山), a famous Chinese director will direct the movie, and it is expected to simultaneously open in multiple Asian markets in October of next year.
The story is based on the mystery regarding the remains of a woman in her twenties, found in Cao Cao’s tomb by the Hunan State Bureau of Cultural Relics (國家文物局) and confirmed by the Chinese Academy of Science (中国社会科学院).
Director Zhao explained that he will display a story based on the final days of Cao Cao, who built Tong Que Ta (銅雀台) at the capital of the Cao Wei state. The story will focus on his strategies and his final love.
Cao Cao will be played by global star Chow Yun Fat, and Yoon Eun Hye will play Young Juh (靈雎)*, who is loved by him.
Director Zhao stated that he wrote the scenario for the movie, as he thought about the unknown woman, upon hearing the news of Cao Cao’s tomb being discovered in Anyang (安陽), a historical site of the Cao Wei state.
The scenario contains Cao Cao’s thoughts and strategies during his final few years of life, his wars against Shu Han and Eastern Wu, his relationship with his son, and his love interest. The large theme that represents the movie is that of great love and conformity.
In addition, Tamaki Hiroshi will play the warrior Mu Shun (穆順), who battled Lu Bu (呂布) during the three kingdoms era. Alec Su will play Emperor Xian of Han (獻帝), who is usurped by Cao Cao and his son.
Note: *Yoon Eun Hye’s character Young Juh (靈雎) is written in Korean pronunciation of the Chinese name.
This is because I could not find any information about this character in the historical sense, so I don’t know her proper name. Some posts have mentioned Gong lin ju as the character’s name in Chinese pronunciation. But this could be a fictional name. Some other sources have reported that Yoon Eun Hye’s character is actually Lu Ling Qi (呂玲綺), a warrior daughter of Lu Bu (呂布).
Source: Sports Korea
So it’s confirmed ^^