With the recent hype surrounding Ice Fantasy, you may have also caught wind of L.O.R.D. 爵迹, an upcoming CGI animated film starring an ensemble cast led by Fan Bing Bing. Both are the brainchild of Guo Jingming who authored the bestselling novels that have turned into classic fantasy literature. In an attempt to do justice to the story, Guo Jingming is heavily invested in L.O.R.D. as writer and director.
Motion capture is a technique often seen in Hollywood, think Avatar, Gollum and the Hulk’s man-cancelling suit as stated by Mark Ruffalo himself. L.O.R.D will be the first of its kind for the Chinese entertainment industry and has received much attention due to the magnitude of its ambition.
In the vast land of Odin, there exists four countries – water, fire, wind and earth, each playing a part in the quest for world domination. It seems like a legitimate high fantasy affair, yet the buzz undeniably comes from its extremely high-profile cast.
It stars Fan Bing Bing (Empress of China), Kris Wu (So Young 2), Cheney Chen (Decoded), William Chan (Legend of Zu), Amber Kuo (Lord of Shanghai), Lin Yun (Mermaid), Kevin Yan Yikuan (The Three Heroes and Five Gallants), Roy Wang (Legend of Chusen) with special appearances by Yang Mi (Les Interpretes) and Aarif Rahman (Empress of China). Due to the large ensemble of animated faces, it has become a guessing game to try and identify who is who. L.O.R.D. is scheduled to hit theaters on Sept 30, 2016 in 3D.