In the midst of closing deals for this year’s virtual events at FilMart, Media Asia has sold North American rights to director Cai Cong’s God Of War 2, according to Variety on Thursday. The film is an indirect sequel to Gordon Chan’s 2017 period action thriller, God Of War, which starred Vincent Zhao as a general enlisted to help defeat the onslaught of Japanese pirates. The film also starred Sammo Hung and Yasuaki Kurata.
Cong’s succsssor bills a cast headed by David Wu, Charles Lin and Liu Yuxi and centers on Lu Bu, a warlord who lived during the Eastern Han Dynasty and, as reported by Screendaily last year during AFM, “whose life was dramatised in classic Chinese novel Romance Of The Three Kingdoms”.
In times of war, the traitor Dou Zhun was in power and used poisonous poison to domesticate the medicine people. Yao Ren 19 escaped after a trial of the body and escaped by chance. By chance, she was rescued by the girl Cicada’s clothing and named “Yizhibu”. The two became sorrowful, and Dou Jun sent someone to chase after the other nineteen. Cicada recommended to assassinate Dou Jun, reunite with a piece of cloth that lost memory and became Dou Junyi. Full of hatred turned into grief, one side is home country, the other side is love, where should they go in the chaotic world…
Opening as “Legend Of Lu Bu”, the film premiered exclusively on IQIYI back in early 2020 while movie theaters were closed due to the pandemic. A North American release date for the film now titled God Of War 2 remains pending.