Li Yi Feng’s schedule for the next few days is being reported on various internet sites – one of which includes a filming ceremony for a new drama, which has him playing a rookie cop turned secret agent. There’s definitely some typecasting going on considering that Li Yi Feng already tackled a similar role three years ago when he filmed Sparrow. The drama went on to become a hit, so they may be on to something here.
Filming is expected to begin on March 28, 2018 in Shanghai. Wang Wei who directed the critically-acclaimed crime thriller Day & Night is slated to direct. Day & Night star Pan Yue Ming is also rumored to make a special appearance.
The drama’s Chinese title is temporarily 隐秘而伟大, which in English, is just a few jumbled words different from the Korean movie Secretly, Greatly starring Kim Soo Hyun. I don’t see any correlation between the two other than both having espionage as a theme, so I’m hoping for less copying and a more original title.