Watch: New L.O.R.D Teaser Starring Fan Bingbing

Chinese 3D Epic

Check out the new teaser for China’s first CG motion capture fantasy epic L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (Jue ji), featuring actress Fan Bingbing as a mystic warrior.

Guo Jing Ming‘s latest ambitious venture, L.O.R.D, based on his novel of the same name, has the story set in a magical world split into four warring dynasties: Fire, Water, Earth, and Air.

The film is actually breaking new ground in Chinese cinema as the first fantasy animated film akin to Hollywood films like Avatar and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Co-starring Kris Wu, Yang Mi, Chen Xuedong, Amber Kuo, William Chan, Yan Yikuan and Aarif Lee, the upcoming 3D fantasy is scheduled for release in China on September 30. Watch below.

The visuals are certainly eye-catching but I have mixed feelings about Guo. Hope the movie lives up to the potential of the technology.

Chinese 3D Epic

The whole movie is computer generated, Original Force team used a cutting-edge 3D scanning system that captures detailed shape and reflectance properties of actors’ face so they can create photorealistic digital substitutes for each actor. As a fresh shooting method for Chinese filmmaker, this technique manages to mix the line between animation and live action in a way like never before.