Based on the popular Japanese novel ‘Shamon Kuukai’, Chinese-Japanese collaborative film “The Legend of the Demon Cat” has released gorgeous stills of the fantasy movie set in the Tang Dynasty era.

This latest offering from acclaimed Chinese director Chen Kaige (best known for “The Emperor and the Assassin” (1998), and “Farewell My Concubine” (1993)) stars young Japanese actor Shota Sometani, Liu Haoran, Kitty Zhang, Huang Xuan and Zhang Rongrong. The supernatural film tells the tale of the mysterious killings that take place in the capital city of Chang’an after the appearance of a talking cat. Shortly after, a monk and a poet decide to work together to unearth the truth that leads tozhang a shocking revelation.

In the movie stills released by the film’s production company Emperor Motion Pictures, the major characters are revealed, together with the impressive backdrop of scenery and props that were painstakingly customised for the movie. The budget for “The Legend of the Demon Cat” is said to be over 170 million Chinese Yuan and it is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year.

The movie is set for release in 2017.

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