It’s taken more than a year until its release, but it was just last week that Martial Club launched its newest kung fu fan film, Fist Of Fury, popularly attributed to cinematic hero Chen Zhen, ironically potrayed by the likes of Bruce Lee, Jet Li and Donnie Yen among others.
The project is headed by Andy Le who directs and stars opposite fellow actor and Martial Club founder Brian Le, in yet another phenomenal team effort with Daniel Mah, and assistant director Joseph Le who is best known of late for his own fan contributions via Team Red, like Afro Samurai Champloo, and a Mulan musical action short starring Jackie Kim.
The team have also released two behind the scenes featurettes on the project, which are both now online following yesterday’s Part Two release. Make no mistake though: The team is on a mission with current efforts that span television, as well as several feature films, including Andy Long’s own indie debut, Luc Van Tien: Kungfu Hustle, and Bao Tran’s The Paper Tigers, which isn’t far off from an upcoming premiere date to be officially announced in just a few days as of this article.
Also, the team is still stirring up their own in-house feature film project, currently in its embryonic state but nonetheless bodes as a promising service to genre fans alike. Fist Of Fury is but one example out of nearly ten years of online shorts made with the objective of drawing the team closer to their goals as filmmakers, all of which are but a taste of things to come.