Despite a foot injury and other setbacks, The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom, starring Huang Xiaoming, Fan Bingbing,Yan Kuan, Vincent Zhao, Tong Yao, Li Xinru, Nicholas Tse, Wang Xuebin, has finally released a trailer. Screening is planned for April 25. Synopsis and stills below the cut.
Synopsis by idarklight:
The film, loosely based on the book of the same name (but usually translated differently), tells of a female vigilante who
punishes people in the name of the moonfights against crime and injustice, told from the point of her star-crossed lover (Huang Xiaoming). The hair of the title character Princess Serenitywhitens overnight as a result of a heartbreak caused by misunderstanding.
Yes… yes, idarklight. How could we ever forget that the author was planning a sequel where said female vigilante finds a group of like-minded crazy sisters named after other planets in the solar system and together, they rid the wuxia world of its many sinister evils… -_-;;
I couldn’t come with another explanation for the choice of translation. Obviously it means she punishes people in the name of the moon.
Well duh… XD
I couldn’t make much sense of it either… The closest I could think of was this version and she was “raised by wolves” here so maybe they decided to take that and go a bit further and say that since wolves howl at the moon…
Haven’t actually read the original or anything or watched any other version but the page on the novel never mentions wolves and simply refers to her as Jade Rakshasa so… I’m assuming the wolves part was somebody’s creative addition…
In the book, she was raised by wolves as a baby, and picked up by her teacher when she was still an infant.
The Chinese title for this is 明月天国, and seem to use it to refer to the Ming dynasty aka Huang Xiaoming’s dynasty.
I see. Thanks for letting me know. I guess we can always expect some degree of Engrish in Asia’s entertainment industry… -_-;;