AN EPIC TALE OF WAR, LOVE & MAGIC.
AN EPIC TALE OF WAR, LOVE & MAGIC.
A MASTERPIECE OF CONTEMPORARY CHINESE LITERATURE, THE MIRROR IS ONE OF CHINA'S MOST POPULAR FANTASY SERIES, HAVING SOLD OVER 7 MILLION COPIES TO DATE.
The Mirror has been optioned by RUYI ENTERTAINMENT CO. LTD. (Beijing, China) and SYON MEDIA INC. (Montreal, Canada) and is currently being developed with the intention of publishing the books in English for an international audience and producing multiple feature films, in a vein similar to Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.
THE MIRROR : TWIN CITIES
An epic tale of love, war and magic. Spanning decades and oceans, The Mirror takes place in Eden, a fantastical world of powerful sorcery, tragic romance, meticulously detailed action sequences, thrilling quests and features a colorful cast of complex characters. Combining ancient Chinese mythology and martial arts with an original blend of fantasy and the supernatural, this monumental tale appeals to adventure-seekers of all cultures and generations.
Production : Ruyi Films & Syon Media
Producers : Liming Ke, Danny Bergeron & Andrew Mason
Screenwriter : John Collee
Author : Cang Yue
Release date : December 2019
Spanning decades and oceans, The Mirror takes place in Eden, a fantastical world of powerful sorcery, tragic romance, thrilling quests and features a colorful cast of complex characters. Combining ancient Chinese mythology and martial arts with an original blend of fantasy and the supernatural, this epic tale appeals to adventure-seekers of all cultures and generations.
The Mirror series consists of 6 books:
"Twin Cities", "Po Jun", "Long Zhan", "Pi Tian", "Shen Ji" and "Zhi Meng Zhe".
TWIN CITIES (BOOK ONE) - SUMMARY
Book One follows NaSheng, an innocent yet tough young woman from the rural backwaters of China. Escaping her war-torn home, she attempts to make her way to the land of Eden, a place she believes to signify hope and prosperity. She travels alongside a ragtag group of refugees, including SuMo, a mysterious, distrustful puppet-master with strange powers. The path to Eden is fraught with danger, and NaSheng is soon left to fend for herself. While running for her life, she stumbles upon a severed arm, adorned with a magical ring and frozen in ice. Left with no other choice, NaSheng frees the arm, which reveals itself to belong to the former Crown Prince of Eden. The Prince sends NaSheng on a quest to restore his power by retrieving his remaining limbs. But her act has not gone unnoticed; the mysterious Overlord, ruler of Eden, will stop at nothing to maintain his iron grip on power. Meanwhile, an unlikely alliance forms between two former enemies, the enslaved Selachii race and the erstwhile rulers of Eden. Together as the Sky Alliance, they wage war against the evil Overlord, who has controlled the land of Eden for the past century. The story climaxes in an epic battle between the new Alliance and the Overlord’s forces, resulting in intense violence and bloodshed. NaSheng survives and continues her quest to uncover the additional missing body parts. SuMo escapes as well. As part of the uneasy Alliance, SuMo begins on a path to free his people.
The critically-acclaimed Mirror series is written by renowned author Cang Yue. Born in Jiangnan, China, Yue is the bestselling author of many celebrated books and has been publishing works of fiction for over a decade. Yue’s most recognized works include The Mirror series, Tingxue Avilion, The Feather series, Wind Flowers and Deepest Dark.
RUYI FILMS COMPANY - Beijing Ruyi Xinxin Film Investment Co., Ltd, also known as Ruyi Films, is a film and television investment and production company, whose mission is to produce high-end entertainment. Ruyi Films oversees all aspects of production including screenplay development and content production with an integration capability that is rare to China's industry.
The investment and production executives at Ruyi Films aim to promote the Chinese Confucian philosophy of “wisdom and faith” and believe that “culture” is the integral quality of film and television.
Since its establishment in 2006, Ruyi Films has invested in more than ten television series and six films, creating box-office sensations time and time again.
Continuously attracting attention from within the industry, Ruyi Films is highly celebrated in China for their work in series planning, screenplay development, content production and integrated marketing. In addition, Ruyi has a reputation for as a groundbreaking film and television production company that is finely versed in the Chinese market and possesses strong investment insights and developmental capacities, standardized production management, accurate market forecasts & positioning and the capacity for resource integration.
SYON MEDIA - Since its inception, Syon Media has been active in film and television production and coproduction as well as acquiring and developing original creative properties in both fields of live-action and animation.
Syon Media launched its first feature co-production in May 2005. Guy X is a Canada-UK-Iceland partnership with Films and Music Entertainment (UK) and Ex Elf (Iceland). The film was directed by Saul Metzstein and stars Jason Biggs, Natascha McHelhone and Jeremy Northam. Saul Metzstein and Jason Biggs were awarded the Best Director and Best Actor prizes at the Taormina FilmFest (Italy-2006).
In 2007 Syon Media co-produced Changing Climates, Changing Times, a France-Canada co-production directed by Marion Milne (UK) and starring Nancy Tate, Vernon Doptcheff, David La Haye and Tantoo Cardinal. The film was a Canadian inter-provincial co-production with Calgary production house Voice Pictures Ltd and was launched in April 2008.
In 2009 Syon Media co-produced the first 2 seasons of France's animated 3D TV series The Podcats with Okidoki and Groupe Morgane. The show aired on FR3 and on several networks in Europe. The format was 52 x 11 min and was animated entirely in Montreal by Mokko Studio.
In 2012, Syon Media acquired the rights to the European comic book series "Le Rêve du Papillon", published by Dargaud (France) and Zhi Yin (China) and is currently developing a trans-media property involving a live-action feature film, animated TV Series and other interactive media.
In order to have access to topflight animation and special effects production, Syon Media has partnered with Mokko Studio, a Montreal and Beijing based animation and digital effects studio.