Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and The Dark Crystal

Saw the trailer for "Zhongkui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal" 《钟馗伏魔》in the cinema today, and was of course enamored by actress Li Bing Bing, but Chen Kun (as "Zhongkui") felt scrawny and looked like he had on a fake beard LOL
PLOT SUMMARY: "Legendary Chinese anti-hero Zhong Kui, a young man endowed with mysterious powers who is forced into a battle among the realms of Heaven, Earth and Hell in the course of his attempt to save his countrymen and the woman he loves." (IMDb)

Directed by Peter Pau and Tianyu Zhao, the 3D-effects seen in the trailer looks impressive, and not as "fake" as earlier fantasy-incarnations of Chinese movies are wrought with … am looking forward to see more, and perhaps enjoy the delight I felt when I first watched Tsui Harks' "Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain" back in 1983, and not of films which seemed "stuck" in special effects since then LOL

Twitch Film reports Weta Workshop had been engaged to "create the fantastical setting for their film", so I am good here :)

(above pic via Film Combat Syndicate)
"Zhong Kui (Chinese: 鍾馗; pinyin: Zhōng Kuí; Wade-Giles: Chung Kwei; Japanese: Shōki) is a figure of Chinese mythology. Traditionally regarded as a vanquisher of ghosts and evil beings, and reputedly able to command 80,000 demons, his image is often painted on household gates as a guardian spirit, as well as in places of business where high-value goods are involved." (Wiki)
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