There was doubt in his heart!
Just when he was still struggling whether to give up martial arts and choose [Zhu Xian], his phone rang.
Cai Yinong again!
He couldn't imagine what it could be about this time. With questions, Jiang Cheng answered the phone:
"Jiang Cheng, how have you been recently? Cai Yinong asked.
"I've been good, why what's wrong?"
"Hahaha, nothings wrong, just a small situation. Before we decided to shoot [Autumn's Concerto], the original plan was to shoot a movie adaptation of Jin Yong's book [The Book and the Sword] next year. Although the company's main shooting plan is [Autumn's Concerto], this plan hasn't been cancelled, but it has been moved back a few months, so I wanted to modify the script slightly for [The Book and the Sword].
"However, there have been a few minor problems recently, and there aren't enough manuscript writers to help revise the script. Especially in relation to the issue of history, several of our writers have diverged on opinions. The problem was just brought to me and I immediately thought of you. If you're not busy, I was wondering if you could come in to help, as a history consultant for a few days?" Cai Yinong asked, sounding sincere, it was easy to see how much she valued Jiang Cheng.
[The Book and the Sword] Jiang Cheng knew that Shanghai Tangren had bought the rights to it and had plans for it, but Jiang Cheng really didn't like the book. He thought that the protagonist Chen Jialuo in the book was too useless, he had thrown the book aside like forty times in annoyance before he finally managed to get through it. Moreover, he didn't know much about Qing history. Apart from a general overview of what had occurred, he didn't know much about it.
So although Jiang Cheng was touched by Cai Yinong's instinct to call him, this matter was beyond his ability. Jiang Cheng smiled bitterly:
"Sister Cai, I really appreciate the fact that you thought to look for me! But to tell you the truth, I don't know much about Qing history. The only reason I know so much about the Ming Dynasty is because I had a specifically keen interest about that time period, which was why I could write [Stories About The Ming Dynasty] so easily!"
"Ahhh, you're right. I misjudged the situation." Cai Yinong said, disappointed. She didn't blame Jiang Cheng one bit. After all, Jiang Cheng didn't specialize in history, his limited knowledge was reasonable.
"If you really need a history consultant, I know a good candidate. He's a professor at Xiamen University that I met when I published my book last time. His name is Yi Zhongtian. He has a profound knowledge of history. I believe he can solve your problem. If you want, I have his contact number, I can send it to you and make the introduction, he should be able to help."
Though he couldn't help personally, since Cai Yinong and Shanghai Tangren had taken him in, he wanted to help them find another solution. So with that Jiang Cheng gave Yi Zhongtian's number to Cai Yinong and linked the two together.
"Great! Thank you! Jiang Cheng, you were a great help!" Cai Yinong said, her voice was full of praise.
"It's nothing, pleasure to help." Jiang Cheng replied with a smile, and they ended the call after a few more words.
Putting the phone down, Jiang Cheng couldn't help thinking.
Shanghai Tangren's [The Book and the Sword] was an adaptation of the martial arts drama novel by Jin Yong. It seemed that apart from adapting the masterpieces of yester years, no new martial art novels were being put on the silver screen. The most they were getting were some computer games.
This was showing the decline of martial arts and wuxia. If you wanted to make a martial arts drama, the standard criteria was to get a novel off Jin Yong, Gu Long and the rest, nothing new.
Suddenly, Jiang Cheng made a decision in his heart.
Instead of writing [Zhu Xian], he was going to write a martial arts novel!
Perhaps this book wouldn't be as successful as [Zhu Xian] in the end, and may be criticized.
However, this book would undoubtedly create a new way out for martial arts novels. In his previous life it had helped guide a new wave of martial arts novels.
It was perfect for helping Starting Point get off to the right start, after all he wanted to capitalize on the birth of online literature and the new ideas and novels it would birth, so why not help contribute to that change and transition.
With the novel [Kunlun].
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