Chapter 793: Senior Brother Gao Sheng must die!
Translator: G.o.dBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Venerable White raised his head and faintly smiled. Then, he turned over the book and showed the t.i.tle to Song Shuhang—❮Self-Taught Director❯.
Song Shuhang blinked his eyes. There was no mistaking… the t.i.tle was indeed ❮Self-Taught Director❯, and not ❮Self-Taught Actor❯! Did Senior White get the wrong book? If he was really going to read something, shouldn’t it be related to acting? Or was it possible that Senior White was planning to change his profession?
“I didn’t get the wrong book in case you are wondering.” Venerable White looked at Song Shuhang, and said smugly, “I’ve made up my mind. I’m going to be a director next!”
“Pfff!” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator sprayed all the water he was drinking out.
True Monarch Yellow Mountain’s arms slightly stiffened.
The corner of Young Master Phoenix Slayer’s mouth twitched…
Song Shuhang glanced at Venerable White… Senior White looked very serious!
“Senior White, can I ask you something? What kind of movie do you want to shoot?” Song Shuhang asked out of curiosity.
“Of course you can ask.” Venerable White closed the ❮Self-Taught Director❯ book, and said, “I was planning to shoot something like ‘The Fast and the Furious’ movie series… however, we don’t have to race with just cars. We can race with airplanes, s.h.i.+ps, submarines, and so on. We can race with everything that is fast enough and add it to the movie. Speed is everything!”
This reply was very Senior White-like!
Song Shuhang nodded. Just as he expected, the movie Venerable White wanted to shoot was related to racing.
“Little friend Shuhang, at the appointed time, we’ll collaborate and try to win all the movie awards in the world!” Venerable White’s eyes shone, looking very domineering.
Song Shuhang said, “Sure! You can count me in. Senior Yellow Mountain, what about you?” It was time to drag True Monarch Yellow Mountain into this mess as well!
True Monarch Yellow Mountain was the founder of the Nine Provinces Number One Group. If he could get him involved, he would be able to drag along the majority of the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group too.
True Monarch Yellow Mountain calmly nodded his head. Actually, whenever there was something big going on in the group, True Monarch Yellow Mountain would always get involved as long as he wasn’t in secluded meditation. Therefore, he was used to it.
“In that case, it’s settled!” Venerable White said happily.
The next day. August 19th, Monday. Overcast with rain.
❮Apocalypse War❯’s editing was still going on.
The trailer of the movie had been completed already, and only the background music was missing… they would be able to start with the promotion tomorrow or the day after.
True Monarch Yellow Mountain, True Monarch White Crane, the far-off Venerable Spirit b.u.t.terfly, True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple, and other members of the Nine Provinces Number One Group had already made their preparations. They had made advertis.e.m.e.nt deals with TV stations and TV programs. Every popular website had reserved a good spot for ads for them, and every important app would send a pop-up message with news related to the movie. Even the ad spots at bus or train stops had been reserved.
Everything was ready, and the only thing missing was the complete trailer. After that, they could start advertising the movie all over the world.
Song Shuhang saw the slogan of the seniors in the Nine Provinces Number One Group—[As long as people exist, they would be able to see ads related to ❮Apocalypse War❯!]
Today, True Monarch Yellow Mountain and the others were very busy.
Su Clan’s Sixteen and the others were also very busy.
Even Gao Moumou and the others were busy.
As for Song Shuhang, he couldn’t help them with anything. Thereupon, he decided to obediently practice, and continued to do so for the whole day, using all his saber techniques, fist techniques, and magical techniques once.
“Oh, today was really a peaceful and productive day!”
Night was falling, and Song Shuhang took out a pen and a paper. He was preparing to write down the ❮Righteous Body Tempering Poem❯—which was part of the ❮Scholarly Indestructible Body of the Buddha❯—to temper his body and speed up the a.s.similation process of the demodragon medicine.
After he was finished writing, he was so exhausted than he directly lay on the table and fell asleep there.
Just like the last time, his enormous body didn’t have any problem in making the table collapse under its weight.
The next day. August 20th, Tuesday. Overcast but gradually becoming clear.
When Song Shuhang woke up, it was already noon.
He took out his mobile phone and looked at the time.
But right at that moment, he discovered that ❮Apocalypse War❯’s invasion had started.
When he unlocked his phone and opened the instant messaging program, a pop-up message immediately appeared before his eyes. Several beautiful movie posters of ❮Apocalypse War❯ appeared in front of him, as well as a small synopsis and a small video. This small video was precisely ❮Apocalypse War❯’s trailer.
Then, Song Shuhang casually opened the search engine and discovered that there was an eye-catching link on the main page, saying that the ❮Apocalypse War❯ movie would soon come out.
Song Shuhang went into the news section from the main page of the search engine and saw that the lead story was still related to the movie—[Mister Jacob, a worldwide famous director, made his first attempt to shoot a Chinese cultivation movie with futuristic elements. Moreover, he was bold enough to use a Chinese actor for the leading role. During his interview, Director Jacob stated that ❮Apocalypse War❯ was one of the most exquisite works of his life. He was proud of how the movie turned out to be.]
Just the name of the worldwide famous Director Jacob was enough to make the box office revenue skyrocket. Let alone now that he had decided to shoot a Chinese cultivation movie… even if he had decided to shoot something related to the ‘animal world’, there would be a large number of people ready to rush to the theater after hearing his name.
Aside from Mister Jacob’s interview, there were also the stage pictures of the actors attached below.
The first picture naturally belonged to the actor that cast as the main character Ling Ye, Venerable White.
Next was the picture of an important supporting character, Senior Brother Gao Sheng, who was played by Song Shuhang.
Afterward were the pictures of the ‘Eight-Armed Sword Sage’ (played by True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple), the ‘Dragon G.o.d Fist’ (played by True Monarch Tyrant Flood Dragon), the female ghost Ling’er (played by Fairy Lychee), the sect master ‘Daoist Priest Wuwei’ (played by True Monarch Fallout), the junior brother of the sect master ‘Daoist Priest Wudao’ (played by Northern River’s Loose Cultivator)… and other characters that were played by the various seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group.
Of course, Scholar Drunken Moan, who was cast as ‘Evil General Mingyue’—the biggest villain, and commander of the demonic army—couldn’t be missing, either.
This crowd of beautiful women and handsome men was so dazzling that it blinded the eyes of the onlookers.
They were all new actors that no one had seen before, but their looks were all incredible.
Even if the pictures got ‘beautified’ through Photoshop, everything would be fine as long as their acting skills were about half as good as their looks.
In particular, if Song Bai—the person cast as the main character, Ling Ye—was even one-third as good-looking as in the picture, it would be more than enough to attract a large number of people.
The funny thing was that the actor cast as the main villain was likewise handsome, but everyone ended up ignoring him.
“The whole Internet was stormed!” Song Shuhang rubbed his temples.
After the members of the Nine Provinces Number One Group put all their effort into a certain matter, the resulting effects sure were scary. In such a short time, the whole Internet had been filled with news related to ❮Apocalypse War❯.
Hopefully, this aggressive advertis.e.m.e.nt campaign wouldn’t backfire and attract the hate of the users.
Things would develop in the opposite direction after becoming too extreme!
Song Shuhang was somewhat worried.
The seniors didn’t limit themselves to advertising the movie on the Internet.
That sentence from True Monarch Yellow Mountain… it didn’t seem he was joking when he’d said that even bathrooms would have ads related to the movie!
Venerable Spirit b.u.t.terfly and True Monarch Yellow Mountain had come up with several ways to advertise the movie even before its completion.
That day, no matter if people were taking a stroll, watching a movie, standing at the bus stop, eating a meal, or playing games… they all saw some ad related to ❮Apocalypse War❯.
The level of the advertis.e.m.e.nt had really reached a global level!
Afterward, the comments related to the movie also followed.
“F*ck, is this news real or fake? Director Jacob decided to direct a Chinese cultivation movie? And it’s actually a large production? Why wasn’t there any news about it before?”
“Have you seen the trailer? It’s really a large production. Those special effects aren’t your run-of-the-mill special effects. They almost look real.”
“Those monsters that appeared in the trailer were also very lifelike. They didn’t even look is they were the product of computer-generated imagery! How much money did they pour into it to achieve this kind of effect?”
“If the content of the movie is as good as that of the trailer… no, even if it’s two tiers lower, I’ll absolutely go to the theater to watch it!”
“Did you notice? Even if the director of the movie was the famous ‘Director Jacob’, all the actors are actually from China. Even the scriptwriter and the screenwriter are Chinese. Therefore, it’s not wrong to consider this movie as a large local Chinese production.”
“Did you hear the theme song of the movie? It’s very pleasant to hear. I’ve heard that several actresses sang it together. I feel like melting after hearing their voices.”
“Absolutely incredible. I’ll buy three tickets for this movie!”
After a while, the movie started to become part of everyone’s daily life. It didn’t matter if people were surfing the Internet or chatting with colleagues or friends… the movie would be inevitably brought up.
Of course, it was also because the members of the Nine Provinces Number One Group were behind the scenes, fanning the flames.
“Still, I have to say that this ‘Senior Brother Gao Sheng’ is really a piece of s.h.i.+et! In the initial part of the trailer, he beat up the main character Ling Ye so many times! Our Ling Ye is so handsome, how dare this Senior Brother Gao Sheng raise his hand against him?!”
“What he did was really cruel. I curse him to die a horrible death.”
“That guy cast as Gao Sheng was really sly. He didn’t put his real name in the actor list, and just used his stage name, ‘Tyrannical Saber’. Otherwise, I would have written his real name on a wall and stabbed it with a knife twice every day.”
“Senior Brother Gao Sheng must die! Hopefully, we can see him die a tragic death in the movie.”
“If he doesn’t die, our anger won’t be appeased. If Senior Brother Gao Sheng ends up surviving, I won’t go to see Director Jacob’s next movie.”
Senior Brother Gao Sheng’s character had instantly become the main topic of conversation.
On the other hand, the real villain of the movie—Fellow Daoist When the Bright Moon Appears—wanted to cry himself to sleep.
Inside Song Shuhang’s house.
Papa Song and Mama Song were watching the TV in the living room when they suddenly saw some news related to ‘Director Jacob’ shooting a movie called ❮Apocalypse War❯ in China.
As the list of the actors and the stage pictures appeared before his eyes, Papa Song and Mama Song saw Song Shuhang cast as ‘Senior Brother Gao Sheng’.
“Wife, was I hallucinating just now? I think I just saw our Shuhang,” Papa Song said.
“Eh? Husband, I saw him as well. I also thought that my eyes had problems,” Mama Song said as she rubbed her eyes.
“Perhaps it’s someone that has a similar appearance?” Papa Song said.
Mama Song recalled, and said, “That shouldn’t be. Did you see the actor playing the role of the main character? Isn’t that Song Bai the same kid that Shuhang brought here during summer vacation?”