Well, it’s nice to know that America isn’t the only one in the remake, retelling, reimagining, rebooting business! Veteran Hong Kong director Wilson Yip (Ip Man, Ip Man 2) is hard at work crafting his version of the classic Eighties horror flick A Chinese Ghost Story, and we have the first look for you right here!
Though information is on the scant side, below you will find the first stills of actress Kara Hui on set as the Demon witch Grandma Hydra. The film is due out in Hong Kong next May or June, but there’s no telling when we’ll see it here. Still, we’ll keep an eye on things for you.
Dig on the goods below courtesy of Ent.Sina.com.cn.
Legendary Hong Kong producer/director Tsui Hark and filmmaker Ching Siutung combine forces in this high-flying supernatural romance classic. Ning Caichen (Leslie Cheung) is a lowly tax collector who takes refuge for the night at the spooky Lam Ro temple. There he encounters and promptly falls in love with a beautiful ghost named Nie Xiaoqian (Joey Wang). Unfortunately Xiaoqian is damned to serve the evil hermaphroditic tree spirit Lao Lao, who (thanks to an extraordinarily long tongue) feasts on the souls of amorous young males. Usually Xiaoqian, along with her comely sister Qing, tempts would-be Lotharios to their arboreal doom, but she, too, is smitten with the downtrodden wanderer. Soon afterwards Caichen meets Master Yan (Ma Wu), a Taoist hermit, martial arts master, and a sworn enemy of Lao Lao, who tells him of Xiaoqian’s true, otherworldly nature. Nonetheless, true love proves to be strong. Caichen promises Xiaoqian that he will help spring her from her dubious employment, and Xiaoqian protects her love from the evil wood sprite. Later things grow more complicated for the lovers when they learn that Xiaoqian has been betrothed to a demon warlord.
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