Shawn Dou plays Hou Yi, an archer who shoots down nine out of the ten suns to  save the world.

Dilraba and Shawn Dou star in The Saga of Light 日月, a rom-com retelling of the legend Hou Yi and Chang’e. Directed by Jin Yimeng, the film is the first I know of that puts them in semi-prehistoric gear rather than just hanfu.

Shawn Dou plays Hou Yi, an legendary archer who shoots down nine out of the ten suns to  save the world.   His reward was a pill of immortality that was instead eaten by his wife Chang’e (Dilraba), who became the goddess of the Moon. The film has just wrapped up filming and is set for a summer 2019 release.



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