CGI-Heavy LEAGUE OF GODS Summons Its First Teaser
Touting a budget of HK $300 million dollars, directing pair Vernie Yeung and Koan Hui have arrived with the first step in the promotional campaign for China Star Entertainment's upcoming fantasy epic, League Of Gods. The film was announced around two years ago with production beginning at the top of last year and with a release date set for this Summer, a new teaser began circulating several days ago.
Based on the 16th-century Chinese novel The Investiture of the Gods 封神演义. With a production budget of HKD$300 million, the film features a star-studded cast such as Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Louis Koo, Fan Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy.
A long time ago, a determined King Zhou, supported by his concubine Daji, sets his mind on conquering the Middle Kingdom. After years of slaughter, the unyielding Adept tribes have been eliminated in succession. Jiang and General Ji from Qishan are King Zhou’s longstanding opponents. Under a divinatory sign, Jiang discovers that the Sword of Light can reverse the adversity.
General Ji has reservations over the unruly nature of the weapon, but Jiang believes that hope lies in risks. He then makes a shrewd scheme of assigning the quest for the Sword to several nobodies—Ji Lei, Nezha, and Er Lang Shen.
Each born with strange Adept powers, the team is confronted with their own respective fears that threaten to endanger the quest. On their risky journey for the Sword, the first challenge is to overcome their fears.