Koan Hui and Vernie Yeung are helming a new Chinese fantasy action movie entitled ‘League of Gods’. Based on the novel ‘Fengshen Yanyi’ by Xu Zhonglin, the story revolves around a group of heroes with special powers who set out on a quest to recover a sacred sword. The cast includes Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Louis Koo, Huang Xiaoming, Angelababy, Wen Zhang and Jacky Heung.
Synopsis: A long time ago, a determined King Zhou, supported by his concubine Daji, sets his mind on conquering the Middle Kingdom. After years of slaughter, the unyielding Adept tribes have been eliminated in succession. Jiang and General Ji from Qishan are King Zhou’s longstanding opponents. Under a divinatory sign, Jiang discovers that the Sword of Light can reverse the adversity. General Ji has reservations over the unruly nature of the weapon, but Jiang believes that hope lies in risks. He then makes a shrewd scheme of assigning the quest for the Sword to several nobodies—Ji Lei, Nezha, and Er Lang Shen. Each born with strange Adept powers, the team is confronted with their own respective fears that threaten to endanger the quest. On their risky journey for the Sword, the first challenge is to overcome their fears.
‘League of Gods’ is scheduled for release in China on July 29, 2016. You can check out the poster and teaser trailer below.