Badass First Trailer for the Pang Brothers' Storm Warriors
After the dismal debut of Bangkok Dangerous, the Pang Brothers have returned to China for their next film - The Storm Warriors. This is latest their exploration into martial arts - not that they haven't already featured martial arts in their films, but this is a period epic. For those who have forgotten who the Pang Brothers are, they're a directing team out of Hong Kong who brought us the original The Eye in 2002, The Messengers in 2007, a remake of their own film Bangkok Dangerous in 2008, and a handful of other Chinese features. And if you're hesitant about watching this trailer, don't be, it kicks some serious ass.
This reminds me a bit of Kazuaki Kiriya's Goemon, but not as stylized as that. I'd love to check this out, I think it just looks like some badass martial arts fun, despite being from the Pang Brothers. Thoughts?
Watch the first trailer for The Storm Warriors:
For more info on the film, check out the official website: thestormwarriors.com
The original cast returns in a sequel to Lau Wai-keung's 1998 The Storm Riders. Wind (Ekin Cheng) and Cloud (Aaron Kwok) find themselves up against a ruthless Japanese warlord intent on invading China.
The Storm Warriors is directed by Hong Kong brothers Oxide and Danny Pang, of the original The Eye, The Tesseract, Re-cycle, The Messengers, and Bangkok Dangerous previously. The screenplay was written by Wing-Shing Ma, who wrote the comic book that the original Storm Riders is based on as well as other comic books like A Man Called Hero. The Storm Warriors is only scheduled to hit theaters in China starting in December of 2009. This film doesn't have a US distributor yet, but we hope to hear more on it soon!