Author and novelist Guo Jingming (Tiny Times franchise), may have fallen short with his currently-stalled 2019 release of his two-part big screen epic, L.O.R.D.: Legend Of Ravaging Dynasties, but that’s not hindering him from moving forward with other projects.
Chinese film magazine MTime has the latest bits of reporting on new developments for his own take on Onmyoji (a.k.a. The Yin Yang Master). Guo will develop the project at Hehe Pictures Corporation, ZUI Corporate and Thinkingdom Pictures.
The story takes after period tales of Japanese legend as inspired by the work of author Baku Yumemakura, which focus on the the intrigue and danger that culminate with key focus on the spiritual advisors working in service of the Emperor to battle demons and negative energy.
Yōjirō Takita directed two live action features based on the novels which starred Mansai Nomura and Hideaki Ito, and fellow Asian cinema favorite, Hiroyuki Sanada. The film released in 2001 prior to a sequel in 2003, and with NHK broadcasting a TV series adaptation in between with a different cast.
It’s early days for the new film, while it is said that Yumemakura will also serve as a consultant on the production. Expect the usual long process of development until we can touch back with further details.
Yi Christina Liu contriuted to this report.