Netflix will be streaming The Yin-Yang Master: Dream Of Eternity, a Chinese language fantasy film based on the Japanese novel Onmyōji from February 5, 2021.
Onmyōji is a utopian Japanese novel by Baku Yumemakura. The story revolves around much-acclaimed yin-yang master Abe no Seimei and his outlandish encounters with vicious spirits. The novel was published in 1986 and since has enjoyed immense popularity.
Adapting a celebrated art piece comes with its own challenges. The director and the scriptwriter of the film, Guo Jingming said: “My biggest takeaway from adapting such an oriental aesthetics classic is how to work with the creative team to visualise such a mysterious, elegant, yet dangerous and challenging oriental world in all aspects.”
This massive venture will star Mark Chao, Allen Deng, Jessie Li, Olivia Wang, and Wang Duo. It will be produced by some of the hailed companies of the Asian film business – Hehe Pictures, Zestful Unique Ideal, Thinkingdom Pictures, and Shanghai Film Group.
The protagonists, Seimei and Hiromasa, will be played by Mark Chao and Allen Deng. The snaggy relationship shared by the two main leads shapes their characters and the film’s storyline.
The official synopsis of the fantasy movie by Netflix reads:
“The Yin-Yang Master: Dream Of Eternity opens with young yin-yang master Qingming (Mark Chao) traveling to The Capital on his master’s orders, where he attends a Heaven ceremony. Qingming is tasked with sealing a demon serpent for good, preventing the demon serpent from waking from its 300-year slumber and plaguing the people once again.
“However, the now released demon serpent is mighty and powerful. Qingming, together with a warrior named Boya (Allen Deng), Master Nanjiang (Jessie Li), and Master Heshou of the Imperial Observatory (Wang Duo), team up to eliminate the demon serpent. In the midst of turmoil and crisis, an earth-shattering conspiracy involving the princess (Wang Ziwen) begins to surface.”
Check out the enigmatic trailer of the big release here:
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