Earlier, Wong Jing (王晶) directed a remake version of classic movie, New Kung Fu Cult Master (倚天屠龍記) which was broadcasting during this lunar new year. However, the new film especially the plot was slammed by the netizens.
In the new movie, Raymond Lam (林峯) played Zhang Wuji (張無忌) while Louis Koo (古天樂) and Rebecca Zhu (朱晨晨) acted as his parents which delivered a surprise to the audiences. As Louis made a cameo appearance, he was dead quickly and Rebecca was supposed to die together with him, but survived in the end.
Although Rebecca is not the female lead, but she has many scenes and it looks like Wong Jing gives her plenty opportunities. However, one of the female leads, Janice Man (文詠珊) as Zhao Min (趙敏) seems to have lesser scenes. As the film is divided into 2 parts, it is believed that Janice will be given additional scenes in second part.