Based on the 16th-century Chinese novel The Investiture of the Gods. With a production budget of RMB450 million, the film features a star-studded cast such as Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Louis Koo, Fan Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy. A long time ago, a determined King Zhou, supported by his concubine Daji, sets his mind on conquering the Middle Kingdom. After years of slaughter, the unyielding Adept tribes have been eliminated in succession. Jiang and General Ji from Qishan are King Zhou’s longstanding opponents. Under a divinatory sign, Jiang discovers that the Sword of Light can reverse the adversity. General Ji has reservations over the unruly nature of the weapon, but Jiang believes that hope lies in risks. He then makes a shrewd scheme of assigning the quest for the Sword to several nobodies — Ji Lei, Nezha, and Er Lang Shen. Each born with strange Adept powers, the team is confronted with their own respective fears that threaten to endanger the quest.