Tuesday, October 20, 2009

TRAILER: True Legend...

So, I am one to watch a bit of Kung Fu if I get a chance.

However, that chance doesn't come very often.

That said, when one comes around, I am also very timid in my anticipation, because for every good kung fu flick we get, we get a crappy one. That really isn't the problem with True Legend however. Coming out of China, Su Qi-Er aka True Legend is a new epic from Yuen Woo-Ping, who choreographed the Matrix triliogy as well as Kill Bill. It stars Man Cheuk Chi and Jay Chou who will be Kato in the upcoming Green Hornet film, and is about a man who loses everything, only to become a "true legend". Some of the fight scenes look a bit less than stellar, particularly from a Chinese film maker (just a few too many close ups for my liking), but there are so many single shots in this trailer that have peaked my interest. Not something I'm going to strongly anticipate, but it IS a Focus Feature, so I will definitely hunt this one down when it finally get released.

Su Qi-Er (Man Cheuk Chiu) is a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero known as the "King of Beggars." Sounds pretty good?

True Legend is directed by Chinese filmmaker and legendary martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping, who has directed numerous films including Iron Monkey, Fist of the Red Dragon, and The Red Wolf. The screenplay was written by To Chi-Long, of Blood Brothers, Jet Li's Fearless, and Murderer previously. This does not have a US release date yet, although it was produced by Focus Features, so stay tuned for updates!


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