Majestic drama, action and watercolor aesthetics are the eye-pleasing theme for director Zhang Yimou’s new wuxia epic, Shadow. The film is currently readying a September 30 release and a new official trailer is now in our midst and presented in stunning and gorgeous fashion.
Director Zhang Yimou’s reimagining of a classic Three Kingdoms epic, the action/drama SHADOW tells the story of a great King and his people who have been displaced from their homeland and long to win it back. The King is wild and ambitious, but his motives and methods are mysterious. His great general is a visionary who fervently desires to win the ultimate battle, but needs to lay his plans in secret. The women of the palace struggle to find redemption in a world in which they have no place. And then there is a commoner, the “everyman” around whom the inexorable forces of history swirl, always ready to swallow him up.
Yimou directs from his own script with co-scribe Wei Li, and for a cast that lists Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Guan Xiaotong, Wang Qianyuan, Wu Lei, Hu Jun and Wang Jingchun. New character posters are available as well which you can view below!