Chinese animated film 'Green Snake' to debut on Friday
Published: Jul 22, 2021 07:11 PM
Promotional material of <em>Green Snake</em> Photo: Courtesy of Beacon

Promotional material of Green Snake Photo: Courtesy of Beacon

Green Snake, the sequel to the hit 2019 Chinese animated film White Snake, is scheduled to hit theaters in the Chinese mainland on Friday.

The film, produced by the original crew of White Snake, is a reinterpretation of the traditional Chinese story "Legend of the White Snake."

The film tells the story of a white snake named Xiaobai who is locked up by the monk Fahai at the Leifeng Pagoda and how her younger sister, the green snake Xiaoqing, enters the illusion that traps Xiaobai to rescue her.

The character Xiaoqing in the sequel also embodies the tenacity, perseverance and independence of the traditional "green snake" character from the folktale.

Hong Kong director Amp Wong said the studio used some new advanced technology to add more Chinese elements to the film, which took three years to make. 

"The classic scene of 'Water Submerging the Golden Mountain' in the original story was a major production challenge... In order to make each scene look better, we have advanced related technology R&D by two years," he said.

"I was very happy to be the director of Green Snake. I could feel the passion and booming development of the animation film industry in the Chinese mainland," he added. 

The film currently ranks No.2 on anticipated list on Chinese ticketing platform under Alibaba Pictures Group.