Man, I don’t know if this is throwing good money in with the lost money or a chance to double down and recoup. I’ll leave the odds to the production company of The Golden Compass C-drama adaptation which is reporting this week that a new male lead will be cast and he will film in person with female lead Yang Zi who will return for the re-shoot. None of the supporting cast will be needed for re-shoots, just her, with the drama story and scenes cut from 60 plus episodes down to 40 episodes to make this work. I’m guessing the OTP scenes can’t use AI face swapping but the scenes with original male lead and now convicted criminal Wu Yi Fan (Kris Wu) with a larger cast can use AI face swapping. So the male lead will film in person with Yang Zi and then film other scenes against a green screen for the face swapping. No confirmation yet on who the new male lead will be though Lin Geng Xin‘s name has been mentioned before.