Well, now we know who bought up the used costumes from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and recycled it with more bling. Filming is currently underway for the C-drama adaptation of popular writer Guo Jingming‘s novel Ice Fantasy. Starring Feng Shao Feng, Victoria Song, Ma Tian Yu, Hu Bing, and Zhang Meng, the novel tells of the conflict between the Ice and Fire tribes, with two princely brothers pitted against each other with likely a lot of ice and fire special effects action going on.
I liked the concept posters released last month but these full character posters are mostly just laughable. Victoria is pretty enough albeit saddled with some B-grade Hollywood sci-fi movie reject attire, but Feng Shao Feng must’ve pissed someone off in the costume department to be styled exactly like a cross between Legolas and Elrond in the LotR movies. It’s embarrassing to copy this completely, not to mention the look does not suit Feng Shao Feng at all. Overall this project already looks like a hot mess, but one that I’m curious to watch for the attempt at fantasy sci-fi on a big budget drama scale.
The story is set a hundred years after a war between the Empire of Snow (Ice Tribe) and the Fire Tribe, where the Fire Tribe was defeated. However, the war was fatal, leaving Prince Ka Suo and his younger half-brother Ying Kong Shi the only royal heirs and pure-blood ice illusionists left in the Ice Tribe. Conflict ensues after Ka Suo reluctantly ascends to the throne as his lover, Li Luo, and his brother go missing.
Ka Suo also accidentally discovers an evil presence lurking in the Ice Tribe’s holy shrine. He and his companions enter the mysterious shrine, and defeat head of the shrine, Lady Yuan Ji, only to find out that she has been plotting a conspiracy against him. Ka Suo also experiences hardships in trying to find his lover and brother, not knowing that his brother has lost all of his memories and has become the Fire Prince under his mother’s command. A war between the two tribes commences once again, with the two brothers pitted against each other