New web series ‘Kunlun Tomb’ unlocks an adventure on the snowy plateau
Published: Sep 25, 2022 10:31 PM Updated: Sep 25, 2022 10:27 PM
Photo: Douban

Photo: Douban

The web series Kunlun Tomb that is adapted from one of parts of popular web novel Candle in the Tomb is airing in full swing on Chinese video platforms, and in the new chapter, the expedition team consists of three leading roles arriving on the snowy plateaus of Northwest China.

The web series starring by actor Pan Yueming, actress Zhang Yuqi and actor Jiang Chao is another high-scoring work of the Candle in the Tomb series and has been rated 8.3/10 on Chinese media review platform Douban since launching Tuesday on Tencent.

At the request of an antique dealer from Hong Kong to obtain a legendary glacier corpse and unlock its secrets, the expedition team consisting of of Hu Bayi (Pan), Shirley Yang (Zhang) and Wang Kaixuan(Jiang)  starts a new adventure to Northwest China's snowy plateau.

But finding such a precious relic from a long-forgotten age is no simple task, especially when the treasure one seeks is no longer part of this world. Realizing the coveted corpse lies hidden deep within the demonic kingdom, the intrepid team makes the crossing only to learn that the treasure they seek is tied to an ancient curse.

The series adapted from the novel is similar to its preceding works focusing on the exciting advanture in the ancient tombs and showing the marvelous natural landscapes.

Pan, one of the leading actors, said that the monsters created by special effect technology in the series impressed him. "The monsters are really life-like and that part of the scene is both scary and funny, which is my favorite scene," Pan told China Youth Daily.

The visual effects used in the series have also stunned audiences, many of whom discussed about the scenes on social media platforms.

"The thrilling plots first attracted me when I read the original novel, and the series mostly restores these scary and splendid scenes, which satisfied my imagination. The series also includes several standout performances, which is another reason for me to follow the work," a fan surnamed Li in Shanghai told the Global Times.

The production team revealed that they used nearly 7,000 special effect shots in making the series.