The movie is directed by Yoon Hong Seung also known as Chang and headlined by Yang Mi (Eternal Love), Wallace Huo (Imperial Doctress), Jin Shi Jie (Demon Catcher Zhong Kui), Liu Chang (Novoland) and Hummer Zhang (Eternal Love). Filming wrapped in Busan, South Korea early last year.
It’s important to note that the movie was shot last year when friendship was still blossoming between the two countries. You may have heard by now but there has been a crackdown on all things Korean in China due to political reasons so it’s interesting that this is airing at all. Either the crackdown was never that bad to begin with or it has lessened considerably. Then again, maybe it’s getting a free pass because of an entirely Chinese cast, or heck, maybe it’s because of Jackie Chan.
The plot actually holds its own as a decent suspense thriller but there are many fun facts on the side. Believe it or not, it is Yang Mi and Wallace Huo’s first time working together since Chinese Paladin 3 in 2009. I thought they might play a couple now but nope, Wallace Huo deviates from his usual roles to play the big bad villain.
Hummer Zhang who played Yang Mi’s son Ah Li in Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms plays her son once again. How cute is that?! Yang Mi even posted on weibo, “They say this is a story where Yehua wasn’t not home so Wallace Huo came to take the kid.” Sounds about right.
Release Date: June 29, 2017 in China and June 30, 2017 in North America. It is also airing in Singapore, Philippines and other countries worldwide.