WHITE HAIRED WITCH OF LUNAR KINGDOM (THE)
The Ming dynasty is trembling on its foundations; Corruption is rife, the rival Jin Empire has an army ready to invade and the emperor dies after having been poisoned. There’s only one who dares to defend the common folk. Jade Rakshasa gives food to the hungry and defends the people against their oppressors. She operates from her Lunar fort, safely surrounded by mountains. The Ming authorities want to put an end to her resistance and accuse her of having killed Governor Zhuo Zhonglian. Jade and her fellow warriors are branded criminals. But the white haired witch of Lunar Kingdom is not so easily tamed, especially when there’s love in the air.
The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom is based on a classic of Chinese literature, the eponymous novel by Liang Yushen. It was adapted numerous times by, among others, Ronny Yu (The Bride of Chucky). This time Jacob Cheung (Battle of the Warriors) had a go at the immortal classic. He has created an epic spectacle in the best wuxia-tradition with in the lead Fan Bingbin (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 3) as the white haired heroine.