Jiao Zi’s animated summer blockbuster, Ne Zha, was a welcome feat for moviegoers. With a trilogy in the works on that end, a new team is getting behind another offering on the animated front with Legend Of Deification, another tale centric to the Fengshen Bang universe based on Chinese mythology teased at the end of Ne Zha.
Cheng Teng and Li Wei are directing the animated follow-up spectacle with a new production team of their own. The story is based on Jiang Ziya who, on orders from the gods, gathered an army of people with special powers to overthrow the Shang kingdom, with Ne Zha serving as one of his generals.
The new film will focus on Jiang Ziya in his own journey of self-rediscovery following the overthrow of the Shang Kingdom.
I reckon we might get a better-suited title ahead of the film’s January 25, 2020 release on the lunar new year. This is also neither the last you’ll hear on all things Fengshen Bang-related with at least one other big-scale post-League Of Gods project forthcoming in Mojin: The Lost Legend director Wuershan’s Fengshen Trilogy, also next year after filming back to back since last August.
Peep a recent teaser poster for Legend Of Deificationbelow!