Actor and producer Jason Ninh Cao is working hard and heavy these days to help push his latest crowdfunder for the new film Iron Monk, his latest contemporary action drama spiritual paying tribute to the classic kung fu films of yesteryear. The film marks a first for Cao whose longstanding friendship with 34th generation martial arts master and Shaolin monk, Shifu Yanzi Shi, has become the central driving force to bring a new face kung fu cinema, in conjunction with a wholesome message; You can read much more about what Cao had to say on the eve of this year’s Shaolin Cultural Festival in our latest interview by CLICKING HERE.
Haunted by memories of his past that leave him unable to practice kung fu, an ex-Shaolin Monk lives quietly in London’s Chinatown. When an impulsive young British shopkeeper comes to him for help, the Monk finds a friend, but is reluctantly drawn into conflict with a vicious Triad gang that rapidly spirals out of control leaving the Monk with a stark choice: face his past and fight… Or die.
The film will be Mat Sunderland‘s directorial debut with a script by Mark Pallis. The cast so far includes a growing list of meaty martial arts action talents, namely joining Cao and the Shifu with actress Zara Phythian, actors Silvio Simac and Mark Strange, co-star/action director Vincent Wang, and as of this week, UFC fighter Alex Reid.