Must Watch: Great Trailer for Yuen Woo-Ping's True Legend

October 19, 2009
Source: Quiet Earth

Yuen Woo-Ping's True Legend

From China comes True Legend (aka Su Qi-Er), the latest martial arts epic from Yuen Woo-Ping, the fight choreographer on all three Matrix movies and Kill Bill. The film stars Michelle Yeoh (who you'll recognize from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Man Cheuk Chiu as the lead. IMDb lists David Carradine as part of the cast as well as Jay Chou, who is playing Kato in The Green Hornet, as the "God of Martial Arts." It's a tale, kind of like Gladiator, about a wealthy man who loses everything and becomes a true legend, a "King of Beggars." The fights in this look awesome and it reminds me a lot of Jet Li's Fearless. Check it out!

Watch the first trailer for Yuen Woo-Ping's True Legend:

Su Qi-Er (Man Cheuk Chiu) is a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero known as the "King of Beggars." Sounds pretty good?

True Legend is directed by Chinese filmmaker and legendary martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping, who has directed numerous films including Iron Monkey, Fist of the Red Dragon, and The Red Wolf. The screenplay was written by To Chi-Long, of Blood Brothers, Jet Li's Fearless, and Murderer previously. This does not have a US release date yet, although it was produced by Focus Features, so stay tuned for updates!

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  • nem
    Fuck.. yeah..
  • Rob
    Ahhh it looks soo good!
  • casshern
    it looked good until Jay Chou appeared with that ridiculous costume. seems like a fantasy flick.
  • Sabes
    Kind of a weird trailer, but looks cool. <3 Michelle Yeoh.
  • DoomCanoe
    I hope there isn't to much back story and it ends up as a 2 hour mixed martial arts brawl either way I'm seeing it
  • Cineprog
    Look's very intresting hope there is some great fight scence just like the matrix films.
  • Collin
    That guy looks like Justin Long with a beard. LMAO.
  • Robbie
    Does anyone talk in this movie?
  • Jessie
    wow.. looks cool.. looking forward to Jay Chou's performance ^^
  • dave13
    hmm, looks pretty well done. but yeah, #4, it is a bit of a weird trailer. perhaps they did it htat way in an attempt for it to be viewed well in multiple nations (language barrier)?
  • James
    Why can't they make Mortal Kombat this cool.
  • Janny
    sort of reminded me of mortal kombat....
  • Hallaball
    I want to see it now!!!
  • lego
    what 3 said, damn jay. but we'll just have to wait and see
  • that guy
    does anyone else think he looks like Justin Long?
  • kenji
    drunkens!! and definitely not a HK kung fu flick without the crazy costumes
  • TVN
    Looks fun.
  • Joe C.
    The back story is a classic chinese story. Stephen Chow did a comedy based on this story as well. It has been a while Woo-Ping directed a movie. It should be really good if you're into martial arts (not action) film
  • ChrisUK
    2 words: AWESOME AWESOME ! can't wait! Had some fantastic 'period' martial arts movies recently, with Ong Bak 2, The Warlords and IP Man, not to mention the fighting in Red Cliffe.
  • Looks pretty daft, I like the fight scenes, but did that guy have armour fused to his skin near the end? Visually those movies rule, but often the story seems almost like an inconvenience for the film makers.
  • Yup, I'll go for that :-) Most odd about the chap with the fused silver armour though, but yeah, I'm game :-)
  • low
    I wish the dragonball movie was this great!




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