China's upward mobility in the world of CGI-heavy filmmaking is slowly gaining ground with its fair share of bigger-scale productions between several studios, and one of its latest is no exception. Zhong Kui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal bodes as a meaty and ferocious epic with nearly all the trimmings as seen in several of its trailers leading up to its release in addition to some of the stunning poster art now making the rounds and if you're curious as to how a film of this caliber will be received in the U.S., then you're in luck!

Variety is exclusively reporting that the film will get a limited theatrical release in North America on February 27, courtesy of Well Go USA, following the film's acquisition from international sales agent Arclight Films in Berlin earlier this month; The film's release, in turn, repeats the process previously executed for the January release of Tsui Hark's 3D spectacle, The Taking Of Tiger Mountain in order to combat piracy. Zhao Tianyu and Oscar winning cinematographer Peter Pau direct from a script by Gone With The Bullets scribe Guo Junli and stars Chen Kun (Painted Skin, 1 & 2)Li Bingbing (Transformers 4, Detective Dee), Winston Chao (Eat Drink Man Woman, The Wedding Banquet)Yang Zishan (So Young), Bao Bei-er (So Young) and Summer Jikejunyi (Outcast), with An Xiao Fen also producing, and Jacky Yeung (Ip Man, Ip Man 2) serving as action choreographer.
Legendary Chinese anti-hero Zhong Kui, a young man endowed with mysterious powers who is forced into a battle among the realms of Heaven, Earth and Hell in the course of his attempt to save his countrymen and the woman he loves.


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