Legend of the Ancient Sword

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Legend of the Ancient Sword
Legendoftheancientswordposter.jpg
Chinese film poster
Directed byRenny Harlin
Produced byDefu Jiang
Kailuo Liu
Yan Lu
Yang Lu
Xianming Meng
Nicolas Zhi Qi
YaNan Wang
Hai Yang
Ben Zhang
Haiyan Zhang
Screenplay byTan Guangyuan
Based onGu Jian Qi Tan 2
StarringLeehom Wang
Victoria Song
Godfrey Gao
Karena Ng
Music byLasse Enersen
Production
company
Distributed byAlibaba Pictures
Release date
  • 1 October 2018 (2018-10-01)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryChina
LanguageMandarin

Legend of the Ancient Sword (Chinese: 古剑奇谭之流月昭明) is a Chinese fantasy-adventure-action film directed by Renny Harlin and based on the video game Gu Jian Qi Tan 2.[2] The film was released worldwide on October 1, 2018.[3]

Plot[edit]

Due to a fateful occurrence, Yue Wuyi leaves home. He meets revered master Xie Yi, who imparts to him the magical arts of Yan, and thus begins his journey of cultivation. Along the way he meets Wen Renyu, Xia Yize, Ah Ruan and company. They discover the schemes and conspiracies of Shen Ye, the grand priest of Liu Yue City. The group of adventurers undergoes dangers to defeat Shen Ye, and prevent a disaster from befalling the world.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Principal photography began in December 2016 and wrapped up in March 2017.[2]

Reception[edit]

The film was a box office disaster during China's golden week of cinema. It attracted widespread derision online and only grossed US$1.25m despite a government mandate to screen the film nationwide.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rahman, Abid (June 13, 2016). "China's Alibaba Pictures Sets Renny Harlin-Directed 'Legend of the Ancient Sword'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Brzeski, Patrick (December 1, 2016). "Director Renny Harlin on Staging His Second Act in China (Q&A)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  3. ^ http://english.entgroup.cn/653406/
  4. ^ https://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/article/2166694/china-holiday-box-office-flop-fantasy-video-game-adaptation-five

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