Director Wuershan dazzled at the box office back in 2015 with the 80's set action adventure comedy, Mojin: The Lost Legend. Based on a 2006 novel by Zhang Muye, the subject of searching for lost national treasures may have played a role in garnering the attention it did in China as well as the success drawn from its IMAX releases. At any rate, it became a box office success ultimately debuting second to J.J. Abrams's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
This is evidently opened up prospects for a sequel with word now circulating that Silent Witness helmer Fei Xing will direct next installment for a 2018 release pending. (H/T: Asian Film Strike) Details are scarce right now, but if you're curious about the fervor behind this latest gem starring Shu Qi, Chen Kun and Angelababy, do keep note of the forthcoming home release from Well Go USA on May 3.
The film itself is fantastic with a great share of comedy and spectacle throughout. Some of it is a little annoying with at least one of the characters getting on my bad side and I talk about it all in my review from last year. Apart from that, know that a sequel is coming, and the best way to prepare yourself is to see what came before it. Or read the book, whatever your preference is.
Peep the details beneath!
MOJIN: THE LOST LEGEND
From Acclaimed Director Wuershan Comes the Action-Packed Epic
Arriving on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital HD May 3
Bonus Features Include a Making-of Featurette and Behind-the Scenes Interviews
PLANO, TEXAS. (March 22, 2016) – Based on the #1 Bestselling series of novels and starring Shu Qi (The Assassin), Chen Kun (Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon), Angelababy (Tai Chi Hero), and Huang Bo (Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen), MOJIN: THE LOST LEGEND debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD May 3 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Directed by Wuershan (Painted Skin: The Resurrection), the action/adventure fantasy thriller follows three retired tomb raiders lured back to their original vocation by a mysterious, businesswoman/cult leader who wants them to find the ancient tomb of a Mongolian princess. They eventually learn that what she really wants is to possess a famed artifact known as the Equinox Flower that allegedly has the power to raise the dead. Bonus materials include a making-of featurette and behind-the-scenes interviews with the Chen Kun and Huang Bo.
Synopsis: Some people have a special gift. They’re able to travel between the realms of the Living and the Dead ... and Tomb Raiding can mean Big Business. Welcome to the world of the Mojin. MOJIN: THE LOST LEGEND pits a trio of legendary grave robbers against scholars, rivals, and the law – until an offer from a mysterious stranger tempts them into one last heist…an adventure that will test their skills, their friendship, and ultimately – their mortal souls.
Bonus Features Include:
§ Making of Featurette
§ Behind the Scenes
MOJIN: THE LOST LEGEND has a runtime of approximately 122 minutes and is not rated.