Produced by Jackie Chan, The Myth is a big budget drama remake of the 2005 film under the same name. It tells the story of a young man’s extraordinary adventure wherein the hero (played by Hu Ge) walked into the epicenter of a well-coordinated artifact plundering during a visit to his father’s archaeological excavation. Being in the wrong place at the right time, he opened a mystery box and got himself and the archaeologists’ cook (played by Zhang Shi) transported to the Qin Dynasty (221 BC–206 BC).
During the hero and the cook’s stay, a series of political rivalry and love affair took place, effectively turning them into startlingly different people — a loved hero and a hated villain. In the meantime, the hero’s family actively searched for the lost son while battling a dark organization’s repeated interference as well as their own rifting family relation…
Here’s the 12 minute preview, cut into four parts:
From the look of the preview, The Myth has a cinema-esque feel infused with modernistic gadget and humor — an appealing ensemble. Aside from the ample supply of romance, political foul play, and the visual feast of CGI and wushu, I’m most excited to see Zhang Shi as the repellent villain. He’s a good actor and an underrated one. It shall be interesting.