Huang Xuan and Shota Sometani’s Yao Mao Zhuan releases first stills

The irony of the order of posts to come out. Upcoming Japan and China collaborated sci-fi movie, Yao Mao Zhuan aka The Legend of Cat Demon (妖猫传) releases its first batch of stills. The story is inspired from Yumemakura Baku’s novel, “Samon Kukai Tou no Kuni nite Oni to Utagesu,” following the investigation of a cat demon and the mysterious deaths during the Tang Dynasty with the climax being the forecast of the emperor’s death. Japanese actor Shota Sometani (XXXHOLiC) is set to play the monk and Huang Xuan (The Interpreter) will join hands as a poet in charge of unveiling supernatural occurrences. A lot of time, budget, and effort were spent to polish the script and build a masterpiece set.

Stills:

Huang Xuan.

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Shota Sometani.

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Qin Hao.

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Kitty Zhang Yu Qi. Her english name! Lol. She’s playing Yang Gui Fei.

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I love dogs and animals but generally, cats give me the scare. Just look at this one below!

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Liu Hao Ran is also listed in the cast list with no info about his character yet.

Directed by Chen Kaige (Monk Comes Down the Mountain) and written by Wang Hui Ling (The Crossing, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Yao Mao Zhuan is set to be released in 2017.

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  1. 10 thoughts on “Huang Xuan and Shota Sometani’s Yao Mao Zhuan releases first stills

    Awww that black cat in Kitty Zhang Yu Qi’s hands is adorable <3
    I know some tales back then give black cats bad reputation, but if you meet several cats, there are definitely ones that are just so cute lol. I'm a bit bias since I interact with animals for my activities.
    The movie looks interesting. All these films with monks in them lol.

    • 10 thoughts on “Huang Xuan and Shota Sometani’s Yao Mao Zhuan releases first stills

      [email protected] the monk comment. I think my monk and your monk is still safe in the number 1 slot. XD

      My friend has two cats, one looks like a tiny wolf and the other is a scaredy-cat. hehe.

  2. 10 thoughts on “Huang Xuan and Shota Sometani’s Yao Mao Zhuan releases first stills

    Kitty is hardly the funniest English name. good thing her surname isn’t Pu

    • 10 thoughts on “Huang Xuan and Shota Sometani’s Yao Mao Zhuan releases first stills

      It’s not. It’s just ironic in a movie about Cat demon and they found Kitty! Pu!!! XD

  3. 10 thoughts on “Huang Xuan and Shota Sometani’s Yao Mao Zhuan releases first stills

    Fantastic for Huang Xuan, a leading role in Chen Kaige’s movie is another huge boost to his career. He deserves it, he is an excellent actor! He has done the hard yards! “Jia Yu”. Huang Xuan!!!

    • 10 thoughts on “Huang Xuan and Shota Sometani’s Yao Mao Zhuan releases first stills

      Yep! I’m happy for him too! Some solid projects coming out next year!

  4. 10 thoughts on “Huang Xuan and Shota Sometani’s Yao Mao Zhuan releases first stills

    Here for Huang Xuan and cats! I hope they show it here in the US.

  5. 10 thoughts on “Huang Xuan and Shota Sometani’s Yao Mao Zhuan releases first stills

    I read about this on FB and am so thrilled to find it here! The stills look awesome, and it’s Chen Kaige!! And about a demon cat, yaaayyyy!!! (Yes, how fitting they have Kitty holding a black kitty, LOL). It’s a must check out!

    *going back to snuggling with my CatBoss*

    • 10 thoughts on “Huang Xuan and Shota Sometani’s Yao Mao Zhuan releases first stills

      You have a cat named Boss, lenje? hehe!!

      • 10 thoughts on “Huang Xuan and Shota Sometani’s Yao Mao Zhuan releases first stills

        His actual name is Nugget, but CatBoss is a better moniker since he bosses me around. I fell under his spell a long time ago and never look back, LOL.

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