The first official image is out from “Legend of the Ancient Sword,” the Renny Harlin-directed Chinese action-adventure feature adaptation of the wuxia-inspired Chinese RPG title “Gu Jian Qi Tan”.
Alibaba Pictures is producing the film which stars Leehom as Yue Wuyi, a young student of the lost martial arts ‘Yanjia’ which involves both mechanics and magical power. Yue sets out from his hometown to find Yanjia’s greatest master, and along the way he meets Wen Renyu (Victoria Song), Xia Yize (Godfrey Gao) and Ah Yuan (Karena Ng).
Together they discover the schemes and conspiracies of Chen Ye, the grand priest of Liu Yue City. The group must fight to assemble the lost pieces of the most powerful weapon, the Sword of Enlightenment, and prevent a disaster from befalling the world.
The photo comes from the auction house scene in the film, a set that took several months to build and serves as a key part of the story. “Legend of the Ancient Sword” opens in China sometime in 2018.
— THR International (@THRGlobal) March 13, 2017