‘A Writer’s Odyssey’ Trailer: Action-Packed Fantasy Epic Is Set To Explode For The Chinese New Year

Think of it as Jumanji if it were a Chinese fantasy epic. A Writer’s Tale is the latest from director Yu Nan, known for the international blockbuster Brotherhood of Blades films.

The story follows Lu Kongwen (Dong Zijian), the author of a fantasy novel series following a heroic teenager, who is on a quest to end the tyrannical rule of Lord Redmane, under the guidance of a Black Armor (Guo Jingfei). But through a strange twist of fate, the fantasy world of the novel begins to impact life in the real world, leading Guan Ning (Lei Jiayin) to accept a mission from Tu Ling (Yang Mi) to kill the author.

A Writer’s Odyssey opens on February 12th, which as part of the Chinese New Year is among the most lucrative seasons for high-profile, big-budget movies.

 

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