The remake of Chinese Ghost Story
Your first look at Wilson (IP Man) Yip’s redo of A Chinese Ghost Story, entitled A Chinese Fairy Tale, has arrived via the trailer below. When Yip was initially attached to the project in early ’10, he said his re-telling would “incorporate contemporary elements that he believes are more suitable for modern-day society.”
The tale tells of Ning, a tax collector who spends a night in a supposedly haunted villa. Instead of obviously grotesque creatures, Ning meets an enchanting maiden named Sian. But Sian is a ghost bound to the netherworld, and worse, her master is a soul-sucking demon with an extremely long tongue! Ning is slated to become the demon’s next meal, but some humanity remaining in Sian compels her to keep him alive. Romance blossoms, and Ning resolves to help Sian. He even enlists the aid of a Taoist master to save Sian and vanquish the evil demon. But even if the duo succeeds, everlasting love may be only a fantasy.