The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom releases trailer, stills

Pst… She’s trying to tell Yu Zheng she would have made a better Xiaolongnv.

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 moon fights against crime and injustice, told from the point of her star-crossed lover (Huang Xiaoming). The hair of the title character Princess Serenity whitens overnight as a result of a  heartbreak caused by misunderstanding.

Fan Bingbing prepares to undergo the ultimate sacrifice: making her signature hair turn all white.

No. I’m sorry. There’s no actual still of Fan Bingbing with white hair but here’s one that looks like a train wreck between high-fashion flapper-inspired hair accessories and crazy witch-gypsy.

Huang Xiaoming isn’t pleased as well.

I came all this way to see some frickin’ white hair and this is what you give me?!?

By the Emperor’s decree, I demand some white hair.

Disobedience will not be tolerated.

7 thoughts on “The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom releases trailer, stills

  1. 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… -_-;;

      • 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… -_-;;

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