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It looks like director Wuershan’s “Painted Skin: The Resurrection” is headed to U.S. theaters sooner than expected, courtesy of Well Go USA. Usually it takes a Chinese film a few years to finally reach Stateside theaters, but the producers have already released a U.S. trailer for the film, which is due in August. Obviously you’re looking at a limited release here. The new trailer is nothing you haven’t seen before in previously released trailers, but the subtitles are a lot more prominent, so there’s that. This is a pseudo sequel to the 2008 movie starring Donnie Yen. With the exception of Yen, a lot of the first movie’s cast is back for the sequel, though in completely different roles. Why? No idea. I guess the first movie made money, so they decided to do a sequel, but didn’t want to be tied to the first film. Or something like that.
According to ancient lore, if a human freely offers their heart to a demon, that monster can become mortal, experiencing the true pains and passions of existence. This is the ultimate triumph of the underworld. Xiaowei (Xun Zhou), a millennia-old fox spirit, is freed from her frozen prison and transforms into a dangerous seductress, consuming living hearts to keep her beautiful as she searches for her chance to become human. Meanwhile, Princess Jing (Wei Zhao) hiding her marred beauty behind a golden mask, flees an unknown threat to her kingdom by pursuing the only man she ever loved: the guard who was unable to protect her, so many years ago. A twist of fate brings Princess Jing and Xiaowei together, and a slow game of wits, deceit, and seduction begins for the princess’ very own heart.
The sequel stars Zhou Xun, Vicki Zhao, Chen Kun, Mini Yang, William Feng, Kris Phillips, and Chen Tingjia.
“The Resurrection” opens in U.S. theaters August 17th, 2012.
Via : Apple