Historical fantasy film, Red Fox Scholar produced by Anle Films, on August 8, 2020 released its new film trailer and announced a November 2020 premiere date.
Based on the boys-love novel “Chun Jiang Hua Ye Yue”, Red Fox Scholar tells the story of an impoverished scholar, Wang Zijin played by actor Chen Linong, who sojourns to Beijing to participate in the imperial examination.
In the process he is discovered by Bai Xian, a little fox demon, played by Li Xian who disguises himself as a young man to travel the human world in search of a divine pill.
Bai Xian befriends the innocent scholar Wang Zijin after he realizes that the former is the key to his transcendence into a fox spirit. To keep Wang Zijin safe, Bai Xian must bond with him on his journey to the imperial examination while simultaneously warding off threats from creatures and spirits.
Red Fox Scholar which will be released in November 2020 is executive produced by Jiang Zhiqiang and is a follow up to the latter’s period fantasy blockbuster “Monster Hunt”.
Title: Red Fox Scholar (2020), 赤狐书生
Alternative Titles: 春江花月夜 , Chūnjiāng huā yuèyè , Spring River Flower Moonlight Night , Chi Hu Shu Sheng , Soul Snatcher
Director: Song Haolin
Screenwriter: Ran Ping/ Ran Jianan/ Li Huiyan
Starring: Chen Linong / Li Xian
Genre: Fantasy / Adventure / Costume
Production Country/Region: Mainland China
Language: Mandarin Chinese
Release date: November 2020 (Mainland China)