The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa
The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines (also called Clash of Empires: The Battle for Asia in the United Kingdom) is a 2011 Malaysian Malay-language epic adventure film loosely based on the late 18th or 19th century document Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa (Kedah Annals), which is also its title as released in Malaysia (Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa). The film is directed, co-written, and co-produced by Yusry Abdul Halim. The film stars Stephen Rahman-Hughes as Merong Mahawangsa, who escorts Prince Marcus Carprenius of the Roman Empire to Langkasuka to marry Princess Meng Li Hua from the Han Dynasty of China, thus uniting the two powers of East and West. The film was produced and distributed by KRU Studios.
In the second century AD, the powerful Roman Empire has agreed to form an alliance with the Han Dynasty by marrying their prince and princess. However, the Roman Emperor's son Marcus Carprenius (Gavin Stenhouse) opposes the decision as he will only be used as a pawn in the two countries' political schemes so he tries to sail away. The Chinese princess Meng Li Hua (Jing Lusi) also wants to be free and does the same by fleeing to a mysterious peninsula with her handmaiden Ying Ying.