Already making the rounds is the latest trailer for New Kung Fu Cult Master, the first of two back-to-back installments re-adapting the Jin Yong classic novel from directing duo Wong Jing and Keung Kwok-Man. This one comes subtitled by way of Shaw Theatres who’ve just released the film a few days ago in Singapore.
For decades, all forces in the martial world had been fighting for two legendary weapons, the Dragon Saber and the Heavenly Sword. Xie Xun, the “Golden Lion King” of the Ming Sect, had made countless enemies in seizing the Dragon Saber. His god-brother Cuishan (Louis Koo) was coerced by the Six Major Sects to expose Xie Xun’s location and ends up dying under Emei Sect Master No-mercy’s Heavenly Sword…
The latest installment rejoins Jing with familiar territory nearly 30 years after directing Jet Li and Chingmy Yau starrer, Kung Fu Cult Master in 1993. The new incarnation is headlined by Raymond Lam, Janice Man, Yun Qianqian and Sabrina Qiu, with Louis Koo and martial arts superstar Donnie Yen.
The second chapter is releasing regionally online just as the first one, so updates are still pending for stateside releases. Keep an eye out.