Netizens are all a stir when the new trailer of Sisyphus 在劫难逃 was released. In a departure from his idol “image”, Lu Han who will be starring opposite actor Wang Qianyuan, will be shedding his upbeat and bright persona by playing the villain in the new drama.
“The past is the future and the future is now.”
From the team behind the hit Day and Night comes the new sci-fi thriller Sisyphus. The new drama was only announced yesterday and revolves around the intriguing premise of time travel and being stuck in “a moment in time” sorta thing judging from the first trailer of the series. The English title Sisyphus also gives us a hint of what is to come – if I have my Greek mythology right, Sisyphus was punished by the gods by having to roll a boulder up a steep hill, only to have it roll back down before it reaches the top. He is doomed to repeat his futile efforts of rolling the boulder back up again and again for all eternity.
Sisyphus tells the story of Zhang Haifeng, played by actor Wang Qianyuan, a former police officer in pursuit of a main suspect (Lu Han) in a recent serial murder case he is investigating. He finds himself in a cycle of “reincarnation” as he attempts to find out the truth.