A fox spirit will do anything in her quest to become human.
Xiao Wei (Zhou Xun) is a fox demon who has been imprisoned in ice for centuries. She is freed by Que’er (Yang Mi), quirky bird demon. Xiao Wei embarks on a quest to seduce men so that she can consume their hearts and finally become human.
When Xiao Wei crosses paths with the disfigured Princess Jing (Zhao Wei), who wears a gold mask to cover her scarred face, she ends up accompanying the princess to the White City. There, Xiao Wei targets as her next victim General Huo Xin (Chen Kun), who is Princess Jing’s former bodyguard. Will Xiao Wei succeed in her evil plan or can Huo Xin save the woman he truly loves?
“Painted Skin: The Resurrection” is a 2012 Chinese film directed by Wu Er Shan. It is a follow-up to the 2008 “Painted Skin” and reunites most of the original cast.