Sony Pictures Classics is handing wuxia fans an encore presentation with Ang Lee’s decorated 2000 release, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in theaters everywhere on February 17. The studio made the announcement several days ago via social media and a brand-new trailer which you can view at the bottom of the page.
If rural crime pics are your thing, you can expect plenty of this in writer and director Cui Siwei’s debut outing, Savage, produced by former John Woo cohort Terence Chang. Scenic mountainous views and wintry landscapes are the backdrop for key performances from a cast led by Chang Chen, and an otherwise taut and stylish feature endeavor.
With Shadow in tow, Zhang Yimou’s wuxia epic won’t be the only title ready to command audiences as Cui Siwei’s neo-western crime thriller, Savage, stakes its claim for Well Go USA also on May 3. The wintery action crime thriller is led by co-star of Warner Bros.’s upcoming Dune, actor Chang Chen and also stars actress Ni Ni, and actors Liao Fan, Huang Jue, Liu Hua, Zhang Yicong and Li Guangjie.
Director Cui Siwei – screenwriter of Huang Bo’s The Island and Leo Zhang’s Jackie Chan sci-fi, Bleeding Steel – stirred a fair bit of attention with his latest scintillating and brutal heist thriller, Savage, after screening in Busan last year. It’s getting an April 26 release in China and for this, it’s got a great official trailer packed with chilling, pulsating neo-western flair to boot.
Actor Chang Chen returns with Yang Mi, Zhang Yi and Lei Jiayin also starring. Check out the trailer!
Actor Chang Chen returns to this prequel setting with actress Yang Mi, with actor Zhang Yi (Mountains May Depart) and Berlinale Silver Bear-winning actress Xin Zhilei (Crosscurrent) also starring. Check out the trailer!
Lu Yang’s late Ming Dynasty-set heroic bloodshed epic, Brotherhood Of Blades, was a genuine thrill in most of its aspects, telling of a trio of swordsman find themselves in a precarious situation when they’re assigned to eliminate the former head of the imperial court. It became a critical and commerical hit and even earned Taiwan’s Golden Horse Award for Best Make-Up and Costume Design in 2014 with plans for a second offering underway thereafter.
Thus, we now get a glimpse of the spectacle that awaits in Brotherhood Of Blades 2 with Yang directing once more and Taiwanese actor Chang Chen reprising his role from the first film next to upcoming Reset star, actress Yang Mi. The story now sees our returning protagonist embroiled in a conspiracy while investigating a case, pitting him in a race against time to help clear his name with the help of another female warrior. Actor Zhang Yi (Mountains May Depart) and Berlinale Silver Bear-winning actress Xin Zhilei (Crosscurrent) also star.
The first trailer has gone viral and you can now sample the goods below ahead of its August 11 release.
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It’s been a long, long journey for the The Puppetmaster and Goodbye South, Goodbye helmer, Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsien-Hsiao whose latest martial arts debut with the $14 million dollar action romance epic, The Assassin, initially saw cameras rolling as early as 2010 and 2012 before being plagued by a series of unfortunate stops and starts. Those who are familiar with the DNA of Hou’s work might empathize just a little bit as it was new ground for the director who talked about his experience back in 2014 when he officially wrapped production, and needless to say, the wait is just a little bit closer to being over with the virility of the latest poster for the film which you can take a look at below, courtesy of international sales agent, Wild Bunch.