In the Asian horror movie “Painted Skin”, Donnie Yen has to fight off a vampire-like woman who eats the skins and hearts of her lovers. Ouch. The last time we heard anything about the film, director Wilson Yip had been replaced on the $15 million dollar picture by Gordon Chan, but other than that, not a whole lot. Now, via a Chinese site, we have two images from the movie — actually, what looks like posters with teaser images of Donnie Yen and, we presume, the vampire chick herself.
The story, about the relationship between humans and a girl from the world of spirits, was adapted from the classic Chinese legends titled STRANGE TALES OF LIAOZHAI, which previously inspired a 1993 Hong Kong film also titled PAINTED SKIN (pictured), directed by veteran King Hu and starring HK faves Adam Cheng, Sammo Hung, Lam Ching-Ying, Joey Wong and Wu Ma. Heavy CGI postproduction will follow, with completion targeted for the end of next year.
Get painted October 2008.