Xiaowei is a fox spirit that’s tired of being trapped under a frozen lake. Lucky for her a Princess Jing is just the person she needs to escape her cold prison. The princess has the most innocent heart, something that Xiaowei needs to become human. But Princess Jing also suffers from heart ache, because she loves a man who she doesn’t think will love her back due to her royal status and visible scars. That’s when the fox demon devises a plan to take the princess body and make her beautiful.
This Asian Fantasy film follows the previous PAINTED SKIN (2008), starring the incredible Donnie Yen (Ip Man 1 & 2). The effects look spectacular, though I don’t know how well the story is told. It’s only getting a so-so rating from sites like IMDB. But if you’re a fan of asian fantasy, then I would think this has some potential for you. The film stars Xun Zhou as The Fox Demon, Wei Zhao as Princess Jing and Kun Chen as her love interest.
PAINTED SKIN: THE RESURRECTION premieres in the US this Friday August 17th in limited theaters.