Whoa. Not sure how we missed this one folks, let me be the first to apologize. Donnie Yen (pictured) and Zhou Xun are set to star in Painted Skin, a supernatural thriller being lensed in China that’s been in the works since at least July.
The film is a remake of Hong Kong movie of the same name from 1965, though with a much bigger budget and higher-caliber cast. So I guess we’re not the only country suffering such things, eh? Here’s the “whoa” part; Painted Skin centers around a vampire-like woman who eats the skin and heart of her lovers. Nasty!
Originally Wilson Yip and Andy Wing-Keung Chin were set to co-direct the film, but now they’ve been replaced by Gordon Chan according to Daily Variety, and the budget has climbed from $10 million to $15. Shooting is underway now, set to continue until February with a Christmas 2008 release in mind. Nothing like skin-eating women to celebrate the holidays with!
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