The Message 风声 has completed filming since October, and it’s definitely looking very intriguing. Based on a novel that has also been adapted into a critically acclaimed movie of the same name, some of you may already be familiar with the plot that revolves around a deadly game of espionage when 5 individuals are captured by Japanese military on suspicions that one of them is a spy. Meanwhile, the spy whose codename is “Old Ghost” desperately finds a way to send out crucial intel.
The 2009 movie which featured an all-star cast of Zhou Xun, Li Bingbing, Zhang Hanyu, Huang Xiaoming and Alec Su was nominated for a plethora of categories including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and the list goes on. Li Bingbing went on to win Best Actress at the 46th Taiwan Film Golden Horse Award for her role as Chief Decoder, Li Ningyu.
While pictures can only show so much before the real thing, it certainly feels like the TV adaptation is trying its best to do the story justice as we get glimpses of some very intense scenes. The cast stars Xu Lu, Janice Man, Zhao LiXin, Zhang Zhijian, Tony Yang Yo-ning and Yu Ailei. I guess we’ll have to wait for the premiere to find out if the drama will be just as good as it has some very big shoes to fill with the movie being a box office success.