After nine months, the three leads of Novoland: Eagle Flag 九州缥缈录 have finally wrapped filming which hopefully means that we are on track for a 2019 premiere (yeesh, it sounds so far away).
Lareina Song (Boyhood) completed her scenes a couple days before Liu Haoran (With You) while Chen Ruoxuan (Beyond Light Years) finished a week later to wrap today. I did find the order a little odd since Liu Haoran is supposed to be THE main character, but really, I’m just glad things are moving along.
Similar to other adaptations set in Novoland, it’s the rule of three in practice as the story revolves around a young prince, a winged-tribe princess and a warrior. They come with backstories as the prince is a hostage, the warrior is an illegitimate son and the plucky princess surely has issues too.
Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy is why I wanted to watch this, but the more I see, the more I’m liking it as it is. If you’re unfamiliar with Liu Haoran, Nirvana in Fire 2 is the best introduction to him as an actor. I hear that Lareina Song already won the audience over as little Nezha when she was just 10 or 11! Coincidentally, Chen Ruoxuan has previously starred in Novoland: The Castle in the Sky. Yep, I’d root for these three. Update: Filming has officially wrapped on August 16 after 288 days of filming!